GNLD protein supplements

GNLD's delicious protein shakes

In South Africa, GNLD offers two unique protein supplements: Nutrishake, and GR2 Meal Replacement Shake.

They’re not just any old proteins: each one benefits from GNLD’s exclusive technologies. And you benefit, because in every serving you get a complete amino acid profile your body needs and can use.

4 big advantages of GNLD proteins…

1. Blend

GNLD doesn’t just rely on one protein source. They scientifically blend protein from several natural sources. So you benefit from a complete natural protein, containing very little fat or cholesterol. And it’s readily absorbed from your intestines, and utilised by your body’s cells.

Choosing excellent, properly balanced, raw materials isn’t enough, though. It’s essential to use processing methods that protect the nutrition contained in the original raw ingredients. Excessive heat, for example, can denature, or ‘unravel’ the protein chains, destroying their amino acid structures, and reducing the protein’s value to your body.

2. The Protogard process

GNLD invented a special process to protect the nutritional values of their protein raw ingredients, which they named the Protogard Process. It blends high-quality protein raw materials at low temperature, and in the presence of three protein-digesting enzymes. The result is complete protein supplements that are easily digested, and readily absorbed.

3. The glycemic edge

The body’s need for energy is its number 1 priority. So, if the energy foods (carbohydrates and fats) are not present to supply the essential energy needs, the body will convert proteins into energy. And that protein that’s being converted for energy could be the protein supplement you’ve just swallowed!

So it’s important that some carbohydrates and fats are available to provide what nutritionists call a ‘protein-sparing’ action. This conserves the protein for its special functions of maintenance, rebuilding, growth and stamina.

GNLD protein supplements contain a little healthy omega 6 fat, and some fructose to give them an important ‘glycaemic edge’, so your body uses the fructose and spares the protein.

why fructose?

Fructose is a naturally occurring, simple sugar from fruit that provides a greater sustained energy level than glucose or other sugars, such as sucrose.

Sucrose provides a quick spurt of energy, but it also triggers the release of insulin. And this, in turn, increases the depletion of muscle energy glycogen stores, and suppresses the conversion of fat into energy.

The result is a burst of energy followed by fatigue and hunger.

Fructose, on the other hand, does not cause a rapid rise in blood sugar or insulin release. It provides a steadier supply of blood sugar to postpone the draw on muscle glycogen, which means improved endurance during exercise, and more energy all day long.

4. All 22 amino acids

Humans need 22 different amino acids for optimum health. 14 of them we can make ourselves, in theory, if all the components are there. The other 8 we cannot make ourselves: we have to get them from the food we eat.

If even one amino acid is missing, something, somewhere, cannot be made properly. So it’s really important to make sure you and your family have a daily supply of these vital building blocks.

As you would expect from GNLD, their protein supplements do contain all 22 amino acids we need. And it’s the only company we know of that does put all 22 amino acids in its protein supplements. And they’re in the correct human ratios, too.

Why are amino acids so important?

repair and renewal…

Every moment of every day, millions of cells in our bodies get damaged, or come to the end of their programmed lives. Some of them can be repaired; the others need to be replaced. And for both of these important activities we need protein building blocks, amino acids.

Skin is a very good example. It takes about 28 days for a brand new skin cell to be formed, work its way to the surface, die, and fall off. That cell is replaced by a new cell, which lives 28 days, and is in turn replaced by a new cell when it dies. It’s a process that continues throughout life.

Our hair is another example of natural continual growth. And our fingernails, too.

These three highly visible features… skin, hair, and nails… are made from various combinations of amino acids. In addition, amino acids are also the building blocks used to make, repair, and replace a very long list of things inside us. Here are some of them…

  • mucous membranes
  • gums
  • visual fluids
  • bones
  • cartilage
  • ligaments
  • muscles
  • nerves
  • hormones
  • neuro-transmitters
  • enzymes
  • antibodies
  • platelets
  • red blood cells
  • white blood cells
  • male sperm cells
  • female egg cells
  • cell membranes
  • brain cells

Phew! You can see how important it is to make sure you have your daily supply of amino acids.

And the best way of ensuring you get the amino acids you need, is to enjoy one of GNLD’s protein supplements every day… Nutrishake, or GR2 Meal Replacement Protein Shake.