While most people think I have no fat to burn because I’m thin and lean, I’d like to debunk that assumption now. Hahahaha. And because I do need to work on building my muscles and burn those stubborn yet well hidden fats, I rely on supplementing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been clean eating as much as I can–weekends are exemptions–but I don’t meet my daily nutritional needs so I rely on supplements.
So when GNC asked me to visit one of their stores to pick out a few of their products to try, I didn’t hesitate and went for it. To be honest the moment I entered the store I felt overwhelmed. So many products I wanted to try, I want them all! Heehee. Thankfully, one of the staff of GNC Shangri-La was very helpful, she accommodated all my queries. After an hour of going around the store and trying to figure out what to get I finally have my GNC picks.
GNC Pro Performance 100% Whey Protein Vanilla Cream Php 1,729.00, GNC Pro Performance 100% Whey Protein Vanilla Pouch Php 149, GNC Shaker Cup Php 579, GNC Total Lean GNC Total Lean CLA 90 Softgels Php 1,949, GNC Burn 60 With Cinnamon 60 Tablets Php 1,799
Pro Performance 100% Whey Protein delivers an ultra-high quality macronutrient protein formula with high amounts of naturally occurring amino acids the body needs every day. Whey protein is essential in any nutrition regimen, regardless of age or activity, providing a catalyst to the body for protein synthesis and muscle growth. Far superior to other protein supplements, this advanced formula will provide your body with the pure, clean, high-quality protein you need to fuel muscles while maximizing recovery.
This is the third whey protein product I’ve tried and the first from GNC. The first one I didn’t like because it made me bloated. I stick with the second one because I like it and now I’m on my third with GNC. I can say GNC 100% Pro Whey works the same as my current (second) whey protein.
I got curious and also tried GNC Total Lean Shake Burn. As advised by the staff of GNC, it’s best to try half a serving first just to gauge if you can take it. There are reports that it gives a jolt of energy accompanied by palpitations. I was a bit apprehensive to try it at first but did so anyway. So I took it before my workout, true enough it gave me a zing of energy though I didn’t palpitate naman. It’s also a protein drink and at the same time is a fat-burner as well.
And can I just say I love the shaker? It has a big jack (yes, jack for jackstones!) that mixes your whey protein with just a few shakes. Finally, no more lumpy post workout drink for me.
GNC Total Lean CLA helps maintain lean muscle mass, enhances one’s diet and supports metabolism ad healthy body composition.
GNC Total Lean Burn 60 can help you burn calories faster. This would give you energy and increase your metabolism to burn up your calories more than 60% and with a powerful thermogenic formula to increase the heat production in the body to get that faster burning of calories. Maximize your body’s ability to burn as much calories as it can.
I also took GNC Total Lean CLA & Burn 60. I’m on my third week now and I do notice the effect. I take it first thing in the morning with my lemon water. Though it is advised that one can take it an hour prior to working out, I take it before breakfast. Feeling ko kasi it’s more effective that way but that’s just me. In three weeks I notice I am less bloated & my metabolism has improved–I also feel I have more energy. I did lose 3 pounds but I believe it has something to do with eating clean and training regularly too. Supplements can only help you so much, you have to partner it with working out and eating right. And when you do all three you can really achieve your fitness goal (stronger or leaner). But again as with anything that you need to take that concerns your health and wellness, you need to consult your physician to know if the supplements you plan to take can affect your health (especially if you have certain medical conditions). I did ask my coach/nutritionist prior to taking these GNC products guuuuys. 🙂
In today’s fast paced and stressful life, a little help in nutrition goes a very long way in the improvement of our long term health and optimum holistic functioning. All you need to do is find the right supplement for your specific needs.