Being a very active vegan bodybuilding mother of two I’m excited and uplifted by innovative plant based protein supplements and the relationship between science and nature. Revolution Foods are producers of premium plant proteins and superfoods founded by two nutritional therapists and pro athletes who I met on their stand at Vegan Life exhibition in London this year and found their vegan range absolutely fascinating and delicious.
My fitness goals are to increase my strength and stamina whilst reducing body fat and keeping in good shape throughout the year. It’s a common misconception that if women take protein supplements they’ll grow huge muscles and start to look masculine; this can never happen accidentally because it takes a whole lot of patience, training and dedication to put on muscle mass and whilst I enjoy having a tight and toned body I’ll never be able to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger no matter how hard I try because of genetics. Without training I’m scrawny and weak, with training I’m strong and energetic and using plant based protein supplements allows my body to repair and run smoothly day to day without aches, pains or illness.
I focus my supplementation on two key areas of pre and post workout. The Maintain BCAA & Coconut Water Blend in Strawberries & Cream flavour is a powerful pre-workout which helps to fuel my activity levels allowing me to workout harder for longer without feeling weak or tired. As a result of this I’m able to lift heavier, burn more calories and achieve my goals far quicker. Each 8g scoop added to 250ml of water in my shaker en route to the gym provides me with 4g of BCAA’s with a 2:1:1 ratio of Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine and strawberry, coconut and beetroot enhance blood vessel dilation from increased nitric oxide production, improve hydration to replace electrolyte minerals lost from sweat and improve digestion and brain concentration as well as being naturally mouthwatering in taste.
BCAA’s or Branch Chain Amino Acids stimulate protein synthesis, reduce fatigue, accelerate recovery, reduce muscle soreness and improve the use of fat for energy. They play an important role in energy by improving glucose uptake and reducing insulin sensitivity which is why I team this with my Repair Plant Protein & BCAA Blend post-workout shake in a delicious Toffee Fudge flavour. Each shake improves my athletic performance and maintains my muscle with a very generous 25g of plant based protein per 30g serving as well as the nutritional benefits of curcumin from turmeric root being a potent anti inflammatory agent, plant derived digestive enzymes for optimal absorption of proteins, live bacteria blend for absorption and immune support, baobab powder as a prebiotic to culture the live bacteria blend, coconut water powder and grey sea salt to restore electrolyte balance and gelatinised maca and lucuma powder to provide vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Informed Sport certified, Revolution Foods supplements are free from pesticides, herbicides, additives and any type of contaminants. Their ingredients are grown using organic practices, are only sweetened by stevia extract and are vegan friendly in a wide range of flavours to suit and support all fitness goals; the perfect fuel for year round fitness.