Grenade Defend (345g)
Echo Supplements on Grenade Defend
Grenade Defend is a very high quality amino acid supplement which contains ALL of the amino acids - this is called a "full spectrum" amino acid supplement because it isn't missing any of the amino acids. Defend is designed to be a very versatile supplement - for example you can use it while you train which is the main purpose of the product, but because it contains all of the amino acids in a very bioavailable form you can also use it to add protein to an existing shake or meal. This is in contrast to many of the other amino acid supplements on the market at the moment which contain only a few of the amino acids - typically the BCAAs plus a couple of others.
The benefits of supplementing amino acids such as those found in Grenade Defend is that they can protect against muscle breakdown (catabolism) which is especially important if dieting or having large periods between meals. You will also notice a reduced muscle soreness when compared to not taking an amino acid supplement - indeed many people use amino acid supplements for this reason alone.
Grenade Defend comes in 2 flavours (atomic apple and orange onslaught) and mixes perfectly meaning you can actually just sip ith throughout the day in place of a squash or fizzy drink.
Grenade Defend - Manufacturer's Description
If you’re lifting heavy and often and you want your muscles to grow to their maximum potential, you need to protect them from catabolic forces whenever possible. That means preventing muscle breakdown! The most basic, unavoidable reality when it comes to muscle growth is that you must ensure that more amino acids are entering the muscle tissue throughout the day than are leaving it. To achieve this delicate but crucial balance, you’ve got to be regularly making the most important amino acids available to your muscles.
This is the philosophy behind Grenade Defend. Defend has been formulated with all of the most anabolic and anti-catabolic amino acids required by the human body in an unbelievable tasting powdered drink mix, so you’ll never be caught short when it comes to supplying your muscles with the most potent building blocks required for their growth and repair!
Defend is designed to be used throughout the day, either with meals to enhance the amino acid profile of your diet or between meals as an anti-catabolic. It also makes a perfect Intra-Workout or Post-Workout supplement (along with your protein shake as a broader spectrum alternative to BCAAs).
Remember, Grenade Defend is designed for athletes and military personnel who want to avoid muscle breakdown and maximise their exercise recovery, strength and lean muscle mass. It is an advanced, new, full-spectrum amino acid product, which contains every amino acid required to build and repair muscle. Also, virtually all of the amino acids found in Defend are delivered in both the peptide-bonded and free forms, for a broader range of absorption and kinetics. Finally, Defend is formulated with key nutrients to enhance absorption, uptake and retention of its vital amino acid payload.
RESEARCH DRIVEN FORMULA
Several key, powerful and cutting-edge ingredients have been added to Defend, including:
- High-Dosage Leucine
Leucine is probably the single most important amino acid for bodybuilders and strength and power athletes. This BCAA, even at modest levels, can literally “turn on” muscle-building activity. No other single amino acid is known to do this to any significant extent on its own. Also, studies suggest that adding additional leucine to protein can increase the magnitude of protein synthesis (the process that builds muscle). Defend contains both peptide-bound and free-form leucine.
Astragin, a patented combination of Astragalus and Panax Notoginseng has been added to Grenade Engage to support optimum absorption. Impressive results have been obtained using this ingredient from scientific studies into its activity in Human intestinal Caco-2 cells, which have the responsibility for nutrient absorption from the gut.
- L-Citrulline DL-Malate
Of all of the amino acids, citrulline has been found to increase nitric oxide and blood flow the most, more than arginine and other amino acids. High nitric oxide levels and improved blood flow have been associated with increased weight training performance, increased muscle protein synthesis, increased protein content in muscle, reduced fatigue, increased energy production and increased creatine phosphate production.
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic acid has been demonstrated in scientific studies to have a positive impact on insulin function in the body and effects on supporting creatine uptake and retention in the muscle cells.
- Glutamine Peptides
Glutamine peptides have long been recognised as a stable form of glutamine by bodybuilders and other strength athletes who use them for their purported cell-volumising and anti-catabolic effects.
GRENADE DEFEND RECAP
- Advanced, Full Spectrum amino acid supplement
- Can be used during or post workout
- Prevents muscle breakdown
- Maximises recovery, strength and lean muscle mass
- Amino acids delivered in both peptide bonded and free forms
- Great tasting powdered drink mix
GRENADE DEFEND FAQs
Can I take Defend alongside other Grenade supplements?
Yes. Defend can be stacked with any product from the Grenade range to help maximise results.
When can I take Defend?
Defend can be used throughout the day, either with meals to enhance the amino acid profile of your diet or between meals. It also makes a perfect Intra- Workout or Post-Workout supplement (along with your protein shake) as a broader spectrum alternative to BCAAs.
What are Amino Acids?
A large proportion of our body consists of proteins, the building blocks of which are amino acids. Muscles, bones and skin in particular include large amounts of protein. Amino acids are therefore essential for growth and the constant repair of these tissues. When exercising your body requires a higher intake of amino acids to replenish depleted levels and accelerate optimal growth and repair. Through consuming Defend, you can be sure that your intake of amino acids is optimised.
Why take Defend compared with other Amino Acid products?
Defend has been formulated with all of the most anabolic and anti-catabolic amino acids required by the human body. Several key, powerful and cutting- edge ingredients have been added to Defend, including: High-Dosage Leucine, Astragin, L-Citrulline DL-Malate, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Glutamine Peptides
Together, this powerful formulation gives the complete amino acid supplement, covering all bases. Meaning, that as a hard training individual, this supplement is simply a must have. We should also add that it tastes amazing.
What is the difference between an Amino Acid versus a BCAA supplement?
The award winning R&D Team at Grenade developed Defend as a full-spectrum amino acid supplement because being deficient in any of the amino acids included may hinder performance and prevent optimal recovery. Evidence has shown that a combination of a broad spectrum amino acid profile and high dosages of BCAAs may yield better results. This is exactly what Defend is.
What are the benefits of BCAAs in Defend:
Leucine: Studies suggest that this BCAA, even at modest levels, can literally “turn on” muscle-building activity. Defend contains both peptide-bound and free-form leucine.
Isoleucine: Isoleucine promotes muscle recovery, significantly increases glucose uptake and usage during exercise and stimulates human growth hormone (HGH) release.
Valine: Maintains the nitrogen balance.
How do I take Defend?
Take two (2) level scoops of Defend powder with approx 240mL of water during, or immediately after high intensity exercise. Alternatively, Defend can be added to a water bottle and consumed throughout the day.
How would I consume Defend alongside Hydra 6 post workout protein?
To maximise results stack Defend alongside Hydra 6 post workout. Consume Defend during or immediately following your workout, consume Hydra 6 15 minutes following this. Utilising this combination of products in the crucial window following your training has been shown to be the most effective way to recover.
How can I take Defend on the go?
Each tub of Defend includes a handy and functional ‘funnel’, meaning that you can easily add this exceptional amino acid powder to any drinks bottle. This added extra allows you to mix up a serving of Defend more conveniently, in the gym or on the go.
Who can benefit from Defend?
Competitive/endurance athletes, vegetarians, recreational exercisers, bodybuilders & strength athletes and anyone else looking to increase their amino acid intake. Defend is particularly good to use following high intensity training of any style to help your muscle recovery.
Is Defend suitable for vegetarians?
I’m in the military, can I use Defend?
Defend has been designed for athletes, fitness professionals, bodybuilders and the military, many of whom are tested for the use of banned substances. This is why no ingredients were added that contravene the rules of the International Olympic Committee, World Anti-Doping Agency, bodybuilding federations or the military. Grenade products have always been widely used by UK and US military personnel. Users consume all food supplements at their own risk, however. It is not on the Informed Sport programme.
|Nutritional Information Per Serving (11.5g)|
|- of which sugars||0.1g|
|- of which saturates||0.02g|
|Grenade Defend Amino Acid Profile (Per 11.5g Serving)|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||25mg|
Whey (Milk) Protein Isolate (90% Protein), Amino Sour Orange Flavour, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Citrulline Malate, Glutamine Peptides, L-Taurine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Threonine, L-Proline, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, Astragin®, L-Cysteine, L-Tryptophan, L-Methionine, L-Glycine, L-Histidine, L-Arginine, Alpha Lipoic Acid, L-Lysine, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12.
Grenade Defend can be used throughout the day, either with meals to enhance the amino acid profile of your diet or between meals. It also makes a perfect Intra-Workout or Post-Workout supplement.
Take 2 level scoops of Grenade Defend powder with approx 240ml of water during, or immediately after high intensity exercise. Alternatively Grenade Defend can be added to a water bottle and consumed throughout the day. Scoop and funnel provided.
When it comes to supplements brands there may not be a bigger one in the world than Grenade. Founded in 2009 by husband and wife Alan and Juliet Barratt, Grenade has become a genuine industry leader and innovator, exposing itself to the mainstream and helping sports supplements gain the popularity they have today.
Who are they?
When Grenade was founded in 2009, the main aim was to create something different from the norm and give consumers something they actually want. Grenade have a genuine investment in making people the best they can be both in and out of the gym. Oh, and they have a real working tank too…
Grenade put the power with you to change your life and make the most out of every day, whether that be in the gym or in day to day life. Their products ooze quality and most importantly care, Grenade live by one simple motto - You Got This.
Grenade Key Supplements
There may not be a more popular product in the sports supplements industry today than the Grenade Carb Killa bar. With too many flavours to name, the Carb Killa is the pinnacle of protein bars and can’t be matched for taste or texture. Off the back of the Carb Killa’s success there have been a number of rival bars created but nothing can quite compare.
But Grenade are more than just the Carb Killa, their first product remains as successful today as when it was first released, the Thermo Detonator fat burner. From this ‘explosive’ product the name Grenade was formed and the rest as they say is history. This highly potent fat burner helps you to lose fat and get lean quicker.
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