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BlackMP Supplements and a Gift to my followers!!

If you haven’t already heard, I am proud to announce that I am now sponsored by BlackMP supplements! I have been using their flagship product the BlackMP Living Concentrate and Living Powder for a few weeks now so I want to write about what I’ve noticed since starting it and then offer you guys an incredible discount if you wish to try it too!

BlackMP concentrate and powder is the healthy alternative beverage, infused with soil based probiotics, Fulvic and Humic Acid, 77+ Trace Minerals, electrolytes and a PH of 10, so will alkalise the body! No calories, No Sugar, Nothing artificial, GMO, Gluten and Dairy Free and suitable for vegans! I have never come across a product quite like it myself with so many benefits packed into one supplement!

What I love about it most is it’s suitable for EVERYBODY, whether you’re into general fitness, hardcore bodybuilding, strength training, fat loss, nutrition or just general health it will benefit you greatly!

I take it every morning when I wake up and as soon as I drink it I feel energised and ready to go, I don’t even need my usual morning coffee! It’s improved my performance in the gym but also my metal clarity has improved and my concentration, which allows me to work harder for longer! The probiotics will greatly help you digest your food, particularly protein and better protein breakdown means more amino acids will be available for muscle growth, this will lead to improved strength and even improved fat loss!

My partner has been using the concentrate as well as myself. She’s suffered with stomach issues for a while now with many trips to doctors but nothing really working. Since using BlackMP she’s noticed a HUGE improvement and feels so much better. A lot of health issues arise from stomach problems but BlackMP gives your gut the fuel to function properly and at its best!

I could write so much more about the benefits of this unique product but I don’t want my blogs to be too long! So, I strongly encourage any of you to try this product and reap the many benefits, so all my followers get a very special and MASSIVE 50% discount off BlackMP supplements (excluding bottles) using my unique code RJ50 at checkout!

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The BEST Protein Source!!


Protein is a vital nutrient if you’re into bodybuilding and fitness, that’s because our muscles are made of protein and to build our muscles we must eat protein, simple! Proteins are made from chains of amino acids, there are 22 amino acids found in our body, 9 of these are known as essential amino acids which we must get from our diet, our body can make the other non-essential amino acids from the 9 essential ones if necessary.

So when we are looking for a good protein source it’s important that it contains all 9 essential amino acids, this is why animal protein is important as it contains all 9 essential amino acids, so eggs, dairy, red meat, chicken and fish are all complete protein sources. Plant proteins are known as incomplete protein sources as they don’t have all 9 essential amino acids, so are not so good for muscle building purposes.

But what is the BEST protein source? Well as long as you’re eating complete protein sources you will generally be good to go however for those who want the absolute best protein sources we look at something called the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS). This is a method of evaluating protein quality based on the amino acid profile and our ability to digest it. Sources are given a score between 1 and 0, with 1 being the highest and therefor the best source of protein. There are only 4 protein sources with a score of 1 and they are:

  • Eggs
  • Whey (milk protein)
  • Casein (milk protein)
  • Soy protein

So there you go! So another reason to love eggs but also a reason to consider buying protein powder! These 4 protein sources are all easy to digest and have a great amino acid profile. Beef comes pretty close to a score of 1 with a score of 0.92 but not quite as good as the top 4!

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