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Supplements

FUEL is a natural health food store packed with supplements. When you’re trying to sculpt your body, or perform at a high level in your sport, sports nutrition supplements can help you...

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Vitamins

Multivitamins and minerals are a valuable tool in helping to prevent dietary imbalances, and ensure adequate intake of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

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Nutrition

At Fuel SVN Victoria, we’re not just about sports supplements. We also carry healthy whole foods such as grass fed Bison, coconut oil, kale chips & savi seeds.

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Protein

Pro­teins are a part of every sin­gle cell, tis­sue, and organ in our bod­ies and are con­stantly being bro­ken down and there­fore need to be replaced, daily. The pro­tein in the foods that we con­sume, is digested into amino acids that are used to replace these pro­teins in our bodies.

Ulti­mately most of your daily pro­tein should come from food sources, how­ever, pro­tein pow­ders offer the advan­tage of a fast absorb­ing, high qual­ity pro­tein sup­ple­ment, in the form of a con­ve­nient, easy to mix pro­tein shake, mak­ing it easy to get all the pro­tein you need to fuel your active lifestyle.

Fuel SVN Vic­to­ria car­ries a num­ber of dif­fer­ent types of pro­tein pow­ders, which include, whey pro­tein hydrolysates, whey pro­tein iso­lates, whey pro­tein isolate/ con­cen­trate blends, egg pro­tein, casein, multi pro­tein source blends (i.e. whey, milk, egg, casein) and plant based pro­teins for veg­ans and vegetarians.

Whey Pro­tein Iso­lates, Con­cen­trates & Hydrolysates

Whey is a by-product of cheese pro­duc­tion, and can be processed in three ways to yield highly bioavail­abile (eas­ily digested) pro­tein: as whey iso­late, whey con­cen­trate, and whey hydrolysate.

Whey pro­teins are highly bioavail­able, are very quickly absorbed into the body, and have a high con­cen­tra­tion of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) which are used to fuel work­ing mus­cles, stim­u­late pro­tein syn­the­sis and facil­i­tate mus­cle recovery.

Whey Iso­lates yield a higher per­cent­age (up to 90% pro­tein by weight) of pure pro­tein and in most cases, by virtue of the fact that the fil­ter­ing process used to make whey iso­lates, ren­ders the whey vir­tu­ally lac­tose free, car­bo­hy­drate free, fat free, and cho­les­terol free.

Good Whey Con­cen­trates will pro­vide up to 80% pro­tein per gram. To the unini­ti­ated, it may seem that whey iso­lates are supe­rior to con­cen­trates, how­ever this is not necce­sar­ily true. While con­cen­trates are lower in pro­tein (on a gram for gram basis), as com­pared to whey iso­lates, and are slightly (very slightly) higher in lac­tose, fat and carbs, they also con­tain com­pounds not found in iso­lates, such as the growth fac­tors, IGF-1, TGF-1, and TGF-2. These growth fac­tors have been shown to strengthen immu­nity and improve intesti­nal health.

Whey Hydrolysates are enzy­mat­i­cally predi­gested for max­i­mal speed of absorp­tion. This process is expen­sive and is often reflected in the retail price, but is con­sid­ered by some, to be supe­rior for post-workout mus­cle recov­ery and growth. Addi­tion­ally, some indi­vid­u­als with lac­tose intol­er­ance, aller­gies or sen­si­tivites, and can­not tol­er­ate WPC or WPI, can in many cases con­sume a hydrolysate with­out any problem.

Egg Pro­tein

Egg white pro­tein pow­der is another highly bioavail­able pro­tein sup­ple­ment with a BV (bio­log­i­cal value) 100. In fact it is the stan­dard against which all oth­ers pro­teins are measured.

Eggs are nat­u­rally lac­tose free, so they’re a great choice for active indi­vid­u­als who might be sen­si­tive to dairy-based pro­tein powders.

Opti­mum Nutrition’s 100% Egg Pro­tein is a good qual­ity choice, if you’re in the mar­ket for a non-dairy pro­tein supplement.

Casein

Casein is dairy pro­tein and accounts for almost 80% of all pro­teins found in cow’s milk and between 20% and 45% of the pro­teins in human milk.. It has a very rich pool of amino acids, almost iden­ti­cal to whey protein.

An attrac­tive prop­erty of a casein sup­ple­ment is that once ingested, it forms a gel or clot in the stom­ach, which makes it very effi­cient in nutri­ent sup­ply. The clot is able to pro­vide a sus­tained slow release of amino acids into the blood stream, some­times last­ing for sev­eral hours, in effect, a “time released” pro­tein. Because of its slow digest­ing prop­er­ties, casein is widely used between meals and/or before bed.

Weight Gain­ers

For any aspir­ing body­builder, or hardgainer, one of the eas­i­est ways to take in enough pro­tein, and calo­ries to spur on mus­cle growth, is by sup­ple­ment­ing with a weight gainer. Gen­er­ally speak­ing, most weight gain­ers on the mar­ket, when used as directed, will sup­ply about 1000 calo­ries per serv­ing (drink). So if you’re a hard gainer, adding an extra 1000 – 2000 calo­ries per day to your diet, could be the dif­fer­ence between hardgainer, and gainer.

Vegan/Vegetarian Pro­tein Supplements

With more and more veg­e­tar­i­ans and veg­ans than any other time in his­tory, so has the demand for non ani­mal pro­tein sup­ple­ments increased. Brands such as Vega, now make it easy to meet your daily pro­tein require­ments with plant based pro­tein for­mu­la­tions that include hemp, rice & pea pro­tein, in a con­ve­nient and tasty pro­tein powder.

Meal Replace­ments

For indi­vid­u­als look­ing for some­thing a bit more sub­stan­tial than whey pro­tein, but with much fewer calo­ries than a weight gainer, there are meal replace­ments, or MRPs for short.

Some MRPs on the mar­ket today come in sin­gle serv­ing pouches, such as Labrada Nutrtion’s Lean Body Break­fast MRP. These pouches offer porta­bil­ity & con­ve­nience allow­ing you to tuck one away in your gym bag, lunch bag or purse. All you need to do is add water and shake, and you’ve got a high qual­ity, tasty meal, when you’re unable to eat a whole food meal.

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