Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is protein powder?
Proteins are amino acids that are essential to building muscle mass. Getting enough protein can boost your metabolism, reduce your appetite and help you lose body fat without losing muscle. Protein shakes are highly concentrated dairy or plant based sources of protein that often contain added ingredients to help with health goals. They are an easy and convenient way to add more protein to your diet.
2. How many shakes can I have per day?
Protein shakes should always be used to supplement a healthy diet and they amount of times you use protein powders each day, whether in water, a shake or added to baked goods, depends very much on your body and your individual goals. As a rough rule of thumb – for women, it’s usually recommended taking one scoop of protein powder, once or twice a day. Men usually need more protein and so can consume two scoops once or twice a day.
3. Are protein shakes meal replacements?
Protein shakes are an easy, portable and convenient meal-on-the-go. They can be an effective way to reduce your calorie intake and help you lose weight. You can always add fruit, vegetables or nuts to your shake. While protein powders can provide important nutrients they shouldn’t completely replace a healthy diet full of whole foods. Just remember that you also need the other two macronutrients, carbohydrates and fats.
4. Will I lose weight if I only drink shakes and don’t exercise?
The key to losing weight is burning more calories than you consume. For bodybuilders and athletes, protein shakes can help build muscle mass and can aid in recovery. If you don’t exercise at all, your muscles might not be challenged enough to need the extra protein so while shakes can make a great meal replacement and help in controlling calorie intake, it’s great to keep moving as well!
5. What’s the best time to have my protein powder?
What’s important here is the amount of protein you’re having each day so have your shake when it works for you, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner or before or after your workouts.
6. Can I use BPC products while breastfeeding?
Always check with your doctor or healthcare professional first – they’ll help with how you can incorporate our products into a healthy and well-balanced diet for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
7. Are your shakers BPA free?
Perfect for shakes, smoothies or as a stylish water bottle – BPC shaker bottles are BPA free.