You put forth a monumental effort while making a lot of sacrifice to get in the best shape of your life and stay that way. Part of that sacrifice means abstaining from the vast majority of what the average American eats. The momentary taste bud gratification just isn’t worth what that food can do to your body long term. Still, cravings hit you anyway, so what’s an athlete to do?
Use Gains in Bulk’s CutCake protein powder in sweet recipes that satisfy your inner foodie.
CutCake fills a special niche in the protein powder world. It has only 1g each of carbs and fats paired with 20g of whey and collagen protein. On top of that, the ingredients have been carefully picked so it retains its sweet, cupcake-like flavor when you bake with it.
Finally, a Protein Powder You can Bake With!
Protein shakes are great, but sometimes you’d rather eat your protein, instead of drink it. The problem is most protein powders don’t bake well. They lose their flavor or don’t taste right. They can mess with texture and often make it hard to keep your carbs and fats counts in line. But not with CutCake.
One of the perks of CutCake is its ability to blend in recipes. It keeps its flavor, doesn’t mess with texture, and can hit that craving for something sweet.
CutCake offers a certified grass-fed whey protein powder that tastes like a sweet vanilla cupcake. It also contains absolutely no artificial sweeteners, like sucralose and aspartame, or dyes, both of which can inhibit performance goals and training.
What this powder does and doesn’t contain gives you the best of healthy and tasty. It’s also sweetened with stevia and monk fruit. And yes, you can use CutCake while on competition prep. So, have your cake and keep your gains, too!
Whey and Collagen: Two Important Protein Sources
Contrary to popular belief, and although whey and collagen are both protein sources and both contain amino acids, they do not benefit the body in the same way.
Whey protein contains the specific amino acids needed to build lean muscle. Hundreds of studies show that it can help you increase strength, gain muscle and promote the loss of body fat.
Whey provides the building blocks for promoting increased muscle growth, increased release of anabolic hormones, and is well-absorbed compared to other protein sources. On top of that, it has been shown to help with satiety while improving calorie burn.
Collagen is found in all of our connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and bones with its purpose being to provide these body parts with their strength, structure and elasticity. Collagen has many important functions, including providing your skin with structure and strengthening your bones. It also contains specific amino acids needed to help keep the hair, skin, and nails healthy, growing, and looking their best.
As you age, your body produces less collagen, leading to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles. However, several studies have shown that collagen peptides or supplements containing collagen may help slow the aging of your skin by reducing wrinkles and dryness.
The wrinkle-reducing effects of collagen supplements have been attributed to their ability to stimulate your body to produce collagen on its own. Supplementing with collagen can help with joint pain, too. Additionally, taking collagen supplements may promote the production of other proteins that help structure your skin, including elastin and fibrillin.
Between 1–10% of muscle tissue is composed of collagen. This protein is necessary to keep your muscles strong and functioning properly. Studies suggest that collagen supplements help boost muscle mass in people with sarcopenia, a condition that creeps up on us all once we hit age 25. Sarcopenia is simply a part of aging, but you can mitigate it with proper nutrition and exercise.
You CAN NOT take collagen protein alone and expect to get the same health benefits as you would if you supplemented with a whey protein, and vice versa.
It is important to supplement with both whey and collagen protein to achieve the best results. You need the grass-fed whey for your muscles and the pure collagen for your skin. It’s like getting your cake and eating it too. CutCake protein contains both these forms of protein in pre-digested forms to ensure complete absorption and full utilization of the amino acids, without causing bloating, gas, or indigestion.
Other Questions You Might Have
- Is whey protein good for you?
Certainly. With protein in general, it is best to pace it out to no more than 25g per two-hour window so you can ensure full digestion and absorption. You can take more if it is CutCake because of the added enzymes that shoulder the bulk of the digestion process.
- Will taking whey protein help you lose weight?
Yes. Multiple studies--including a new one on women--show that protein intake before workouts aids in fat reduction better than not taking a protein powder. The weight loss effect is magnified by taking a clean, easily-digestible protein every day on top of a well-balanced diet. The cleaner your food, the easier it is to use for energy.
- Does taking collagen have any side effects?
Only if what you're wanting is more wrinkles, because research shows it can actually help with the reduction of them. We have yet to anyone report any side effects from taking CutCake. Our powders are predigested to help eliminate gas and bloat, instead of causing it.