From the elite athlete on the go to the everyday busy person, it’s not always easy to find a convenient, healthy snack that leaves you satisfied while helping you achieve your daily macronutrient goals.
With 14 grams of protein, 18 grams net carbs, and 12 grams of fat, PROGENEX’s The Bar not only satiates and provides a well-balanced snack between meals, it also contains Symetrym™ – a revolutionary hydrolyzed whey protein and trace mineral complex combined with CLA (conjugated linoleic acid).
Symetrym™ is far more than a fancy word – in fact, the powerful ingredients that make up Symetrym™ have been shown to increase endurance capacity and lean body mass while reducing body fat.
PROGENEX Protein Blend
The protein blend found in The Bar includes our hallmark hydrolyzed whey protein isolate. Hydrolyzed whey protein goes one step beyond ordinary whey protein isolates through a process that exposes the proteins to enzymes that ‘unbind’ the amino acids, breaking them down so your body can process them quicker and more efficiently. It is, in essence, pre-digested protein that goes directly to work repairing and rebuilding your muscles since it doesn’t require that your body break it down first. Beyond that, when your body has to break down the amino acids in digestion, about 20-30% of the whole-body protein turnover and energy expenditure occurs in the stomach, intestines, pancreas, and spleen rather than in muscular protein synthesis (Manninen, et al., 2009).
Supporting the findings above, one group of researchers set out to determine whether a hydrolyzed whey protein speeds recovery more effectively than intact whey protein isolate. In their study, they asked subjects to perform 100 maximal eccentric contractions of their knee extensors and then consume either 25 g of hydrolyzed whey protein isolate or intact whey protein isolate. The authors concluded, “Interestingly, peak isometric torque was recovered fully in 6 hours in the whey protein hydrolysate group, while it remained suppressed in the intact whey protein group.” (Buckley et al.)
In short, hydrolyzed whey protein isolate has been shown to work more efficiently than common whey protein with speedier recovery and absorption rates. Providing your muscles with exactly what they need supports your efforts to increase lean muscle mass.
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)
CLA is both safe and natural and recent research suggests that it can positively affect your body composition. Human studies show that sufficient CLA intake may help active people achieve the following:
- Reduce fat mass (Blankson et al., 2000 The American Society for Nutritional Sciences)
- Improve fat-oxidation
- Increase lean body mass (Kamphuis MM, 2003)
- Reduce the side effects from a low-calorie diet (Volek, Nutrition Express)
In a study titled “CLA Reduces Body Fat Mass and Is Well Tolerated” published in The Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that CLA users showed a significant reduction in weight, BMI, and body fat mass as opposed to the placebo group (Gaullier, et al.).
These are only a few of 18 current clinical studies showing the benefits of CLA.
While CLA is found naturally in a variety of whole foods, it’s never present at levels required to improve body composition – in fact, to get three grams of CLA naturally would require you consume at least 500 grams of fat (mostly saturated) each day or 4,500 fat calories in CLA-rich foods. And that isn’t any way to improve body composition! Obviously, sufficient CLA intake requires supplementation. With The Bar, 1-2 per day provides a significant dose of CLA.
Made For You
Whether you are looking to bulk and need to up your caloric intake or you’re trimming down and cutting calories, The Bar was made for you. With 240 nutrient-rich calories, you can add The Bar to your diet as an in-between snack or use it as a well-balanced meal replacement. If you’re active outdoors, nothing packs as much high-quality protein in such a convenient pouch to take with you hiking, climbing, or hunting.
Lastly, if you’ve tasted other protein bars or nutrient-dense snacks, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the customary cardboard flavor or teeth-torturing texture. PROGENEX is proud to boast the tastiest bars on the market. Choose from any of our amazing flavors and look forward to a healthy, protein-packed snack that’s as effective as it is delicious.
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