The other day I ordered the new Strawberry Promasil from RIVALUS! For those who do not know, RIVALUS is a supplement company which stems from St.Francis Xavier University. The CEO of RIVALUS was a professor at St.FX in the Human Kinetics department. However, when professor Daren Burke and his RIVALUS Company exploded into the North American market he evidently stepped down as a professor to grow his company. Now, RIVALUS; still in its infancy, has had sponsored athletes win at virtually every top level of athletic competition in the NFL, MLB, NHL, just to name a few.
Having SAFE products and not including anything banned by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) RIVALUS products work for the body and are clean. See, many supplement companies throw chemicals and stimulants such as niacin, taurine, etc into their whey protein and creatine or other products in order to give it the "placebo affect". This basically makes their products feel like they are working when really it is just the added stimulants helping boost your energy and not the product itself.
Knowing what I know of this, I am now a faithful purchaser of RIVALUS whey protein (Promasil). This protein mixes extremely well with water as it's medium and has a thorough breakdown of calories, calories from fat, etc on the side of its container. It's serving sizes are not over the top (often when servings are too large as designated by the company, you feel bloated from too much protein intake). I rarely preach about adding micronutrients to your diets but if you are very active, training extensively or even training for your health, this may be a great product for you to purchase. We often struggle to habitually maintain our daily protein intake.
As a personal trainer and Human Kinetics graduate I encourage you all to do your homework before you purchase any form of supplementation, even whey protein. You must do your research and come up with your own educative reasoning as to why you need a product. Do not just buy something because it is trendy. Look into what you are buying and even call the companies you are researching and ask for more information. Often times, supplements are not registered by the FDA; therefore companies do not need to list every single ingredient. However, we need to know what we are putting into our bodies. If you want to learn more about RIVALUS products, check out http://www.rivalus.net/. Stay educated, be smart and keep following my blog!
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