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Ultimate Guide To Cooking With Protein Powder

Show that tub of protein powder some love by taking it beyond the shaker bottle!   We’ve all mixed up our fair share of whey protein shakes: water, whey, mixer bottle, done! And whilst that’s undeniably a great way to meet your protein numbers and get essential amino acids into your day, sometimes it gets… well… a bit boring.  If you’ve been looking for more exciting ways to put protein powder into your daily diet, take a look at our top 5 easy recipes. And let us know if you have a favourite you’d... Read More


What are Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)

BCAAs are a longstanding favourite amongst those serious about their fitness, be it weightlifting, endurance or team sports, for years. BCAA Burst is an expertly formulated product which can take your training to the next level.   What are BCAAs? Amino acids, on a basic level, can be thought of as the building blocks of protein. We can divide amino acids into two categories: essential and non-essential. Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), named after their chemical structure, are a subgroup of three essential amino acids; valine, isoleucine, and leucine. These... Read More

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Ingredients Series – All you need to know about HMB

What is HMB? HMB is a product (metabolite) of the oxidisation of Leucine, in basic terms when Leucine is broken down in the body during times of catabolism HMB is one of the substances produced. It is categorised as an anti-catabolic agent.   What does HMB do? Its role in offsetting catabolism is to prevent the breakdown of muscle protein into amino acids (in this case Leucine) to be transported in the blood to aid in meeting energy demands. During periods of calorie restriction, fasting and intense exercise, the body... Read More


Ingredients Series – All you need to know about Alpha-GPC

What is Alpha-GPC? Alpha-GPC (L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine) is a chemical form of choline naturally found in the brain due to its water-soluble property. Choline is a vital nutrient which aids neurotransmitter synthesis, cell-membrane signalling and lipoprotein transport.   What does Alpha-GPC do? Alpha-GPC has an attractive line of benefits. First and foremost, it is a nootropic (smart drug), its benefits extending to improved memory and cognitive skills. This makes it of benefit to athletes to improve focus in the gym or in high pressure competitive situations. Physiologically Alpha-GPC has two benefits... Read More


VASO6 – The secret ingredient inside Pro Pump EVO

  CNP and the use of VASO6™ At CNP, we aim to deliver sports nutrition that is backed by science and brings real results to your performance. This is why we use several trademarked ingredients within our product formulations, as time has been taken to test and study these ingredients to approve their suitability to bring a benefit to your training. One such ingredient is VASO6™.   What is VASO6™? VASO6™ is an advanced oligomer, in the form of a botanical extract of green tea, specifically characterised by fractions and... Read More


Ingredients Series – All you need to know about Magnesium

What is Magnesium? Magnesium is a dietary element found in whole foods such as dark leafy greens and most whole grains, it is the second most abundant element in the body. Growing ever more popular, and found in many sports supplements/formulas, it is one of the most under rated supplements going.   What does Magnesium do? Magnesium is essential for muscle function on a cellular level making its regulation of high importance for athletes of all sports. While also being important to the vast population for overall cell health. For... Read More


Ingredients Series – All you need to know about DigeZyme

What is DigeZyme? DigeZyme is a broad acting enzyme complex, which consists of 5 powerful digestive enzymes. These enzymes include; Amylase Protease Lipase Lactase Cellulase What does DigeZyme do? DigeZyme helps promote optimal gastrointestinal activity by improving gut health and ensuring digestion and nutrient absorption are at their peak, increasing nutrient turnover. This in turn, improves the bioavailability of those nutrients with the end result (in a sporting context), being better performance and recovery from a set diet. Clinical trials have shown a reduction in DOMS following standardised eccentric exercise... Read More

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Your Protein Requirements – COVERED

  Earlier this week we brought some clarity to protein requirements when it comes to improving muscle mass and body composition. Now its time to explore the sources from which you can obtain this protein, in particular those most advantageous when choosing a supplement to support your nutrition from whole foods. Because unfortunately against what some would like you to believe all protein is not equal and their may be times when eating whole food is not convenient or possible. Protein Quality The quality of a protein is determined by its essential amino... Read More

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Ingredients Series – All you need to know about Leucine

As the first in a long line of articles covering all the ingredients CNP and sports nutrition have to offer, the branch chain amino acid Leucine has been a popular addition to many athletes supplement stacks and here is why. What is Leucine? Leucine is one of the 3 branch chain amino acids (along with IsoLeucine and Valine). These amino acids are proteinogenic and assimilate biosynthetically into protein. Also classified as a Ketogenic amino acid (along with lycine) as it breaks down into a forerunner later converted into ketone bodies (these are... Read More


The Ultimate Protein Guide

If you’ve ever considered using protein supplements, chances are you’ve spent a good chunk of your time debating which type to go for; since there are so many different products on the market it can become confusing. Here at CNP, we’ve made the process simple by developing a range of products that are designed to help you achieve your specific fitness goals. Your Goal Protein supplements are made up from a number of vitamins and nutrients to help build lean muscle mass, the main of which being amino acids ­... Read More