What is a Bedtime Protein Shake?
Bedtime Fuel from The Protein Works™ is a multi-protein formula designed to offer a slow and sustained release of nutrients. It is specifically designed to be taken before bed to aid muscular growth and repair. Bedtime Fuel has been enhanced with 5g of glutamine and 1.6g of HMB per serving for optimal recovery. In addition, it is also very low in fat and carbs to help avoid the build up of fat stores whilst you sleep and as your metabolism slows down.
What are the Benefits of Taking a Protein Shake Before Bed?
If you are looking for a protein shake to support your body's repair and recovery at night, without adding carbs and fat, then Bedtime Fuel is ideal for you. We recommend you consume a shake 30 minutes before bed to ensure the maximum benefits. We would also recommend combining Bedtime Fuel with ZMA® and our super multi-vitamin Elite Man™ to further support your body's recovery processes at night.
Do I Need Protein at Nightime?
Bedtime Fuel has been scientifically designed based on thousands of studies that show the time we spend sleeping can have a profound effect on your training. This is because it's during this time the muscles repair, growth compound levels increase and neurotransmitters are replenished. However most protein formulas are absorbed too quickly and will only provide the muscles with amino acids during the first few hours of sleep meaning your muscles can become starved during the latter stages. Bedtime Fuel doesn't do this and instead contains a tapered, slow release protein blend that drip feeds amino acids to the muscles throughout the 7-9 hours that you are sleeping. Ultimately this means whilst you sleep your muscles can repair and regrow as nature intended, instead of entering a state where your muscles are starved and sleep becomes counter-productive.
What's The Best Protein To Take Before Bed?
Bedtime Fuel is based on a unique timed-release formula of no less than four of our premium grade proteins, Milk Protein 85 (concentrate), Whey Protein 90 (isolate), Whey Protein 80 (concentrate) and Egg White Protein 80 (concentrate). It is this carefully constructed blend of proteins that is responsible for drip feeding the muscles all the way through the night. This impressive protein formulation has then been enhanced with proven recovery-enhancing amino acids in the form of glutamine and HMB. Glutamine has long been used in sports nutrition and even medicine due to its impressive immune boosting and muscular repair properties. HMB's benefits have been shown through research to help delay muscle breakdown and promote tissue growth.
Why is Your Bedtime Protein Shake So Good?
Here at TPW™, you can have supreme confidence in the product quality and supply source. Each ingredient supplier must pass rigorous audits and checks before being given the TPW™ quality seal of approval. Traceability, quality, and consistency are the three things we demand on every single ingredient. This is our philosophy that flows through every product we manufacture and sets us apart in the world of sports nutrition today. Click on the Product Profile to see full product information for your absolute peace of mind.
Please note that this product is produced in-house at The Protein Works™ production facility. It is supplied in a re-sealable foil pouch to ensure freshness and a FREE scoop is included in every product.
How Much Protein Do I Need Before Bed?
"The International Olympic Committee Consensus on Sports Nutrition states to support a strength or speed based workout routine athletes require 1.7 grams of protein per kg of bodyweight per day. Interestingly research conducted at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada later found that endurance athletes require a greater (or equal) intake of protein than strength athletes to prevent protein catabolism during exercise."
Research: Food, Nutrition and Sports Performance II: The International Olympic Committee Consensus on Sports Nutrition (Ron Maughan et al, 2004).
Q. What is TPW™ Bedtime Fuel made from?
A. Bedtime Fuel contains a timed, slow releasing protein blend of Milk Protein 85 (concentrate), Whey Protein 90 (isolate), Whey Protein 80 (concentrate) and Egg White Protein 80. Plus it has been enhanced with amino acids in the form of glutamine and HMB to aid recovery.
Q. When should I use TPW™ Bedtime Fuel?
A. Before bed to improve the entire recovery process during sleep.
Q. What are the main reasons for using TPW™ Bedtime Fuel?
A. Enhanced recovery and muscle growth whilst you sleep.
Q. Are there any specific health benefits associated with TPW™ Bedtime Fuel?
A. Aside from the direct immune boosting benefits of glutamine, better recovery as a result of taking Bedtime Fuel can help improve overall health.
Q. Are all pre-bed protein formulas the same no matter what brand you use?
A. As with so many things in life, if you don't ask the right questions, you won't get the right answers! The quality of ingredient can vary significantly and therefore the potency will do too. In addition, just because a product may be called pure it doesn't mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritionals on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying. We can assure you that our products are 100% pure.
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking TPW™ Bedtime Fuel?
A. We haven't heard of any nasty side effects from taking TPW™ Bedtime Fuel.
Q. Can I take my TPW™ Bedtime Fuel with other supplements?
A. Yes definitely. Bedtime Fuel will look after all your pre-sleep nutrition needs and so will go very well with other supplements that have been designed for other nutrient windows. These include Recovery Protein and your post workout nutrition, RAZE™ Preworkout and your preworkout nutrition and even supplements that don't have a specific time of the day to take such as ELITE MAN™.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using TPW™ Bedtime Fuel?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes. Endurance athletes and those new to weight training. Plus people involved in team sports or looking to add weight and bulk.
Serving Size: 60g (two 70ml large scoops)
We recommend one serving 30 minutes before bed.
Add 300-350ml of water or milk to your TPW™ Master Blender. Add two large 70ml scoops (60g) of Bedtime Fuel. Then shake well and consume.
The less liquid you use the thicker the shake will be, so adjust to suit your own taste.
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I have used many protien powders over the years but this is the best by far. Mixes well and no bloating!
This powder mixes very easily and tastes very nice. I bought the chocolate silk variety and it should last about five weeks so for £1 per shake it's decent value considering the quality.
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I mix half milk and half water, really no need for all of it to be just milk as it is rich enough as it is! With every gulp you get a burst of cocoa which I find surprising doesn't break up when you shake it, but hey, I'm not complaining!
Very tasty, with added L Glutamine. Also, with the 500g bag it says you get 8 servings, I've managed so far to at least stretch this to 12 with 2 more servings left (I have been adding 1 scoop and just under one scoop because of the milk I add).
All in all, stops the cravings and tastes great with all the right ingredients!
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This is great though. Mixes well and tastes great. I think I've got a new favourite flavour.