Q & A on Promax Nutrition
Why are the carbohydrates in Promax Bar such a dietary “must”?
Carbohydrates are essential for two reasons:
(1) as an energy source and
(2) for protein sparing.
Energy Source: The main function of carbohydrates is to serve as an energy fuel. The body's most important energy source is glucose, also known as "blood sugar." The most common source of glucose in the diet is the carbohydrate. The carbohydrates in Promax Bar are specifically designed to give you both immediate and long-lasting energy.
Protein Sparing: Another reason why Promax Bar includes carbohydrates is for its powerful "protein sparing" action. If your body does not get sufficient carbohydrates, it starts breaking down the protein in your body to get the energy it needs. And that could rob your body of the protein it needs to maintain your daily life
Why are the 20 grams of protein in Promax Bar so important?
Protein comes from the Greek word meaning "of prime importance." And protein – like the 20 grams you find in Promax Bar – serves 3 main functions.
New Tissue: The formation of new tissue – anabolism – requires the synthesis of protein. For kids, that means growth. For adults, it means everything from wound healing to recovery after exercise. This anabolic process is especially important for athletes or individuals who exercise regularly.
Protein "Turnover": In adults, protein is continually being degraded and re-synthesized. For example, your blood cells must be replaced every 120 days. In addition, you lose protein through perspiration, urine, skin, hair, etc. Unlike fat, there are no protein "stores" in your body. That’s why this constant protein "turnover" requires replenishing by dietary protein.
Regulatory: Protein also helps regulate body functions like carrying oxygen to your blood, hormone production, blood clotting, and the formation of antibodies that fight infection.
Did you know… 12%-15% of your total body weight is protein?
About 65% of your body’s total protein is in skeletal muscles. There are 50,000 protein-containing compounds in your body. 10% of your brain is made up of protein.
Where does the protein in Promax Bars come from?
The two major proteins in milk are whey and casein. Both are extremely high-quality proteins, and both are found in the Promax Bar.
When is the best time to eat a Promax Bar?
Anytime you want a quick, delicious and completely nutritious meal replacement is a good time to eat a Promax Bar. Promax Bar makes an ideal great-tasting breakfast or lunch. It’s also a great pick-me-up snack, especially in the afternoon.
Do you exercise?
Promax Bar gives you the ultimate pre-workout energy boost as it replenishes your muscles’ "fuel tanks," giving you both immediate and long-lasting energy. Promax Bar is also your best post-workout recovery meal, as its 20 full grams of quality protein quickly help you rebuild muscle fibers, supplying an on-the-spot stream of protein building blocks (i.e. amino acids).
My kids simply love Promax Bar. Can they eat them, too?
Certainly. In fact, protein is vital as your child progresses from infancy to adulthood. That’s because protein is needed for the formation of new tissue – for growth. Promax Bar contains 20 grams of high-quality protein. And the nutrients in Promax Bar make it a perfect addition to your child’s lunchbox. Of course, a well balanced and varied diet is essential for all humans. Consult your pediatrician for more information.
If I‘m pregnant, can I eat a Promax Bar?
Yes. Promax Bar contains vital nutrients like protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, calcium, and folic acid that your body needs during your pregnancy. And Promax Bar’s 20 grams of super high-quality protein helps you get the added protein you need for lactation. Many women report that a great-tasting Promax Bar is far more enjoyable to eat during the first months of pregnancy, when nausea is usually at its highest.
Did you know each liter of human milk contains 12 grams of protein?
During lactation it is assumed a woman needs at least as much extra dietary protein as is secreted in the milk. Ask your ob-gyn for more information.
Do all Promax Bars have the same ingredients?
All Promax Bars have essentially the same ingredients. Caramel Machiatto is the only one, however, that contains caffeine (5 grams).
Why are the antioxidants in Promax Bar important?
Exercise releases free radicals. Free radicals can be detrimental to your health and even lower your athletic performance levels. That’s why Promax Bar gives you all the powerful antioxidants, including A, C and E, that your body needs to protect itself.
Why do you include vitamins and minerals in the Promax Bar?
Vitamins and minerals do more than help protect your health. They also help and direct energy release and protein synthesis (see "protein" and "carbs" above). Minerals also help maximize muscle function and prevent cramping.
Is Promax Bar really the best tasting bar on the market?
In a head-to-head taste test with the other leading brands, Promax Bar easily scored number one in consumer opinion of taste. And we continually hear that no other bar comes close to our great taste. Of course, taste is subjective, but once you try Promax Bar we think you’ll agree that it truly is the best tasting bar on the market.
Is there anyone who should not eat Promax bars?
Promax is not appropriate for diabetics who must watch their sugar intake as well as people who are allergic to whey, soy, wheat or any type of nut.