Our body uses nutrition sources in different ways throughout the day depending on the type of activity we’re undertaking. After we exercise, it is essential that we consume particular nutrients to ensure our bodies can replenish lost energy, boost performance and overall body composition, and repair any strains. Post-workout, our muscles are fit to accept the essential nutrients needed to build, repair and strengthen, and it is at this time we should be fuelling our body with a protein supplement. Choosing the correct supplement to complement your dietary and lifestyle goals can be difficult, especially if you have weight loss management and lean muscle growth progress in mind. True’s Lean Post low-carb recovery formula utilises the body’s metabolic environment after a workout to help support and maintain your goals.
Available in all-natural Rich Chocolate, French Vanilla, Banana & Honey and Raw Coconut flavours, True’s Lean Post is ideal for supporting lean muscle growth with weight management in mind. It provides a unique combination of fast-digesting protein powder with specific amino acids, that is low in carbohydrates and fats, allowing you to measure your weight loss and diet goals much more easily. This formula was designed to tailor your carb intake without having to miss out on all the essential nutrients needed to replenish the body after a workout.
What ingredients are in Lean Post and what are the benefits?
Lean Post combines WPI90 with BCAAs, creatine monohydrate and glutamine. WPI90 is a pure whey protein isolate powder. A combination of cross-flow micro-filtration (MF) and ultra-filtration (UF) helps strip away the fat and lactose content in the New Zealand-sourced, grass-fed whey, resulting in a more refined finished product. WPI90 is considered to be the best option for shredding or weight loss, making it the perfect addition to Lean Post. WPI90 is able to be quickly digested to replace essential amino acids and refuel the body post-workout, aiding the recovery process. Having WPI90 in the Lean Post formula is optimal for consumption due to the blend of proteins and carbohydrates essential for minimising muscle protein breakdown and supporting overall muscular health.
Lean Post is combined with German-sourced Creatine Monohydrate (Creapure®). Creatine is one of the most widely researched and proven supplements in the sports nutrition industry thanks to its strong links to ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), which is our ability to perform explosive motions. Muscular contractions increase cellular sensitivity targeted specifically to insulin which in turn regulates our metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Creatine and insulin work together to enable cells in the body to take in nutrients and it is from here that creatine supports the foundations for muscle growth and replaces diminished stores which would have been absorbed during training. Creatine’s natural properties assist in the fluid movement and hydration of the muscles to ensure maximum repair, recovery and growth is achieved post-workout. Adding Creapure® to the Lean Post formula supercharges your body’s lean muscle growth.
Japanese BCAA 4:1:1 is included in the Lean Post formula. Leucine, isoleucine and valine are three of the nine essential amino acids that are known as Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). BCAAs may assist with DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and muscle damage linked to exercise. According to Rahimi et al. (2017), BCAA supplementation significantly compresses soreness and, as a result, helps to protect your lean muscle mass when training as well as supporting weight loss when combined with a low-calorie diet. BCAAs may also have a role in retaining focus, where perceived exertion is reduced with supplementation. Amino acids are, put simply, the individual building blocks of protein itself. So, to ensure you are supporting your lean muscle growth and strength, BCAAs are essential in enhancing your ability to recover more quickly.
Japanese-sourced Glutamine assists the body in performing its vital functions including the maintenance of a healthy immune system. Glutamine has a unique enhancing quality to build protein synthesis, cell hydration, and recovery. A study exploring the benefits of glutamine found that supplementation may reduce fatigue or decrease muscle soreness both during and after exercise. Glutamine helps to speed up the recovery process by improving muscle hydration and regulating the balance of fluid. To continue fuelling the body after a workout, glutamine provides an energy source for intestinal and immune cells. Glutamine also helps maintain the barrier between the intestines and the rest of your body and aids with proper growth of intestinal cells. Including glutamine in the Lean Post formula optimises the overall sustainability of hydration in the body and may help improve general intestinal health.
Exercise is the key to putting your body into a state of muscular hypertrophy. As we exercise we are losing the nutrients which are crucial for overall muscle health, recovery and gain. The most convenient and measured way to ensure you are replacing your body with the essential nutrients after a workout is through a post-workout formula. By consuming a post-workout shake you are supplying your muscles with the building blocks needed to repair and grow, rehydrate and replenish lost nutrients. Lean Post is easy to prepare, easy to digest and works hard to ensure your body is in an anabolic state (the process towards building organs and tissues) for overall health and wellbeing. The unique combination of WPI90 and amino acids: creapure, BCAA 4:1:1 and glutamine, makes Lean Post the purest formula for a post-workout supplement.
How do I take Lean Post?
We suggest taking Lean Post within 30 minutes after a workout, once per day. Add two medium TP scoops (40g) to 300ml-400ml of water. Shake well and enjoy.
Integrating Lean Post into a healthy exercise and diet regime is essential. However, taking Lean Post should not be an excuse to let your dietary choices slip. Lean Post offers a great start for beginners who want to include a supplement specific to their diet and goals. An added bonus is that it contains minimal lactose and is entirely gluten-free, making it suitable for a wide range of intolerances. Lean Post should be taken in conjunction with plenty of water to hydrate the body, a high vegetable intake and limited fatty fast-foods, cakes and soft drinks. Lean Post is not a meal replacement but rather is designed to support a healthy dietary intake.
It is key to include Lean Post as a part of a consistent training and nutrition-based lifestyle and this includes recovery mechanisms that help regulate the body. Stretching before a workout will help prepare the muscles for intense conditioning and limit the severity of injury during exercise. The release of lactic acid during an intense workout is broken with stretching. When cooling down in the form of slow, cautious stretches, it will mentally calm the mind, help return the heart rate to normal and resume the consistency of blood flow circulation, which allows the body to protect itself against the onset of injury or muscle damage. Moving our bodies and using our muscles will protect our physical state, however, often our mental state can take the full force of our daily struggles. Getting a restful night’s sleep is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle and is an imperative part of our body’s recovery state. Sleeping well will boost our mood, improve concentration and ease the mind. Having a restful sleep will help the overall performance of your body and will provide extra motivation to advance closer towards our goals.
Why choose True's Lean Post over True’s Post-workout blend?
What differentiates True’s Lean Post from True’s Post-workout blend is that the Lean Post formula has had the high GI carbohydrates in the form of dextrose (powdered glucose) removed. Dextrose is beneficial in replenishing glycogen and also spiking insulin to assist in absorption, however, if you are on a tight energy budget, removing the dextrose will minimise your glycogen intake and assist in maintaining your weight loss goals. If you are looking to lose weight, you may already have a surplus of stored energy in adipose tissue (fat). The key is to get your body utlising its fat stores by converting this to glycogen to fuel your training. If you have too much glucose or carbohydrate in your diet then your body doesn’t get the chance to tap into its own reserves. Where True’s Post-workout blend is suggested to be used for those looking to optimise their sports performance and muscle gain, Lean Post is ideal if you are looking for a post-workout formula that helps aid fat loss whilst supporting the increase of lean muscle mass. Lean Post is best for those who train less or lighter and/or in a shredding phase. True Post is ideal for those supplementing for performance enhancement.
It is important to note that Lean Post should be used along with a healthy training regime and lifestyle as well as good food choices. This is the best way to optimise the use of Lean Post.