Ultra MR – the meal replacement with a difference

We all know that when it comes to losing weight, a healthy and balanced diet combined with regular exercise is the best way to go. In saying that, we also all know that unfortunately, that isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Our busy lifestyles can have a tendency to interrupt our best intentions, and it can be all too easy to slip back into old habits. This is where a meal replacement could become your new best friend and our Ultra-MR® Ultimate Meal Replacement containing SlimBiome® could be the helping hand you’ve been looking for.

What is Slimbiome®?

Transforming the way weight loss is traditionally approached, SlimBiome® offers a healthy, hunger-free weight management system that is backed by strong scientific principles rather than simply relying on willpower.

SlimBiome® was specially formulated by Professors from Reading, Sheffield and Liverpool universities, including Prof Jason Halford, chairperson for the Association for the Study of Obesity.

An award winning functional ingredient, SlimBiome® promotes the feeling of fullness, helps burn calories by promoting a healthy metabolism and maintains blood sugar levels to prevent overeating. It has been shown to reduce calorie intake by up to 20% and lower food cravings.

What about the other ingredients?

as well as Slimbiome®, Ultra-MR® contains these other beneficial ingredients –

Fine oat powder – Great Source of low GI complex carbohydrates as a fine powder. Rich in vitamins and minerals as well as being high in fibre.

Pea protein – pea protein is a good source of iron. It can contribute to muscle growth, aid weight loss and support heart health.

Flaxseed – high in nutrients.

Whey protein – considered to be a ‘complete protein’ as it contains all 9 essential amino acids.

Actilight® Fibre – a fibre of natural origin, with prebiotic properties. It nourishes the good bacteria of the gut.

Milk protein – Milk contains two types of proteins – casein and whey. Casein is 80% of the milk protein, while whey is 20%. Casein is regarded as a ‘time release’ protein due to its slow absorption rate in the gut.

MCT powder – Medium-Chain Triglycerides are a fast energy source and less likely to be stored as fat as they are more rapidly broken down and absorbed into the body.

DigeZyme® – a versatile multi-enzyme complex.

When should I have it and why should I try it?

Ultra-MR® can be used as a meal replacement or as a snack, perfect for breakfast or an easy lunch. It’s ideal for people who struggle to limit their food intake and conveniently it can be enjoyed on the go. Ultra-MR® in place of meals will start cutting out unneeded calories, that can add up and if not burned off, be stored as body fat.

Although meal replacements can never completely replace a full and balanced diet, they can be enjoyed as part of one. If you are someone who struggles with weight management but finds it hard to squeeze in the time to prepare healthy meals then a meal replacement could work well for you.

Sports supplements to help you through Veganuary

Once again, January is upon us. And after you’ve polished off the last of the chocolate, grazed at the remnants of the cheese board and polished off the last of the wine knocking about in the fridge, you may be thinking about getting back in the gym, as let’s face it: over the festive period we all struggle to consume anything ‘in moderation’. With the start of a new year comes new years resolutions, new goals and for some, Veganuary. Veganism may not be for everyone, but if you have decided to try it for the month of January and you’re into your fitness, we’ve got your back. Here at Muscleform, we have a range of vegan sports supplements ready to help you through Veganuary and beyond.


BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids)

Within the human body, there are 20 different kinds of amino acids that consist of thousands of different proteins. Of these 20 amino acids, nine are considered to be ‘essential amino acids’ meaning they must be obtained through your diet as our bodies cannot produce them naturally. Of these nine essential amino acids, three make up the branched chain amino acids: valine, leucine and isoleucine.

BCAAs have been shown in some cases to decrease muscle damage and soreness, speed up recovery time, reduce exercise fatigue and prevent muscle wasting. It’s ideal for pre, intra or post workout and does not raise blood sugar levels.


D-Ribose

D-Ribose is a natural five-carbon sugar found in all cells of the human body. But unlike other sugars that are used by the body as fuel, D-Ribose is preserved by the body to make the energy molecule that powers the body’s tissue.

Although D-Ribose can be taken as a sports supplement, it’s advantages can be much greater. D-Ribose has been linked to improved energy levels, sleep, mental clarity, pain relief and wellbeing in patients suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.


Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine monohydrate is one of the most popular, effective and researched supplements on the market. Our bodies naturally make the compound, which is used to supply energy to our muscles. It is produced in the liver, pancreas, and kidneys, and is transported to the body’s muscles through the bloodstream. Once it reaches the muscles, it is converted into phosphocreatine (creatine phosphate).

Creatine Monohydrate can Increase physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high-intensity exercise and can contribute to an increase in body mass and build muscle.


Uber-Pump™

Uber-Pump™ A potent multiple – synergy of ingredients, formulated as the ultimate pre-workout supplement.
Each 18.5g Raspberry servings contains 2.5g – Creatine Monohydrate, 2.5g – Beta Alanine, 1.9g – Taurine, 2.6g – Citrulline Malate, 3.0g – Arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate (No2/Nitric Oxide), 5.0g – L-Glutamine, (1g – Natural Raspberry Flavour + Sweetener) and absolutely no stimulants, no fillers/bulkers and no proprietary blends.


Uber-Oats™

A super versatile product that can be mixed in with your favourite protein to make an ideal meal replacement for breakfast. Made from 100% oats, Uber-Oats are high in fibre, rich in vitamins and minerals, easy to mix and taste great.


So there you have it, some great vegan supplements to try this Veganuary (or any time of year!). A vegan diet doesn’t have to suffer in any aspect of nutrition, and supplements can be a great way to ensure that doesn’t happen. Are you participating in Veganuary this year?

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