Episode 187 – #SupplementSeries: The Truth About Powders, Bars & Sweeteners

Episode 187 – #SupplementSeries: The Truth About Powders, Bars & Sweeteners

In a new series dedicated to breaking down all the myths around supplements, we kick it off by dissecting all things protein powders, from whey, to casein to plant-based, and understanding the intricacies behind each, and why they’re useful. We discuss why you may have problems digesting certain powders, the role of sweeteners, thickeners and fillers, as well as when protein bars are ever actually beneficial. If you’ve spent more money on supplements than on your bills, this series is just for you.  

“When you get that little sweetness, then you’re good.” 

Ivan Gavranic  

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00:00  Intro

00:50 – What is Whey protein 

03:10 – Issues that come with protein 

[06:20] – Preference on protein intake

09:00 – Anabolic window research 

11:30 – Akash’s intake transitions 

12:50 – Meal times and what’s recommended 

14:35 – Plant protein as an alternative 

16:20 – Training to your max 

[20:10] – Worries on muscle gain

21:20 – Protein options 

25:32 – Artificial sweeteners 

28:32 – Sensory-specific vs actual fullness 

31:05 – Ed’s bad experience on artificial sweeteners 

32:30 – Diet proteins 

35:30 – Sweetness levels on dieting 

37:50 – What’s with the calories that you get 

41:02 – Wrap up  

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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.