- Who should use PowerBar ProteinPlus® protein bars?
Dedicated athletes that need a great tasting source of protein during post-workout recovery.
PowerBar ProteinPlus® protein bars are a good choice for athletes who want a convenient source of high-quality protein to help round out their exercise routine. They were developed by the Sports Nutrition experts at PowerBar, and they can help optimize your recovery period after training and competition.
- How should I use PowerBar ProteinPlus® protein bars?
Consume a PowerBar ProteinPlus® protein bar after an intense workout.
High quality protein should be consumed regularly throughout the day as part of an athlete’s daily protein intake, especially soon after exercise. This can help support long-term maintenance, growth and repair of lean muscle tissue.
- How much protein do I need after exercise?
Protein requirements vary between athletes based on differences in body size or activity level.
In general, look to consume a minimum of 15–25 grams of protein within an hour after activity to maximize the muscle rebuilding process.
- Why is it important to consume carbohydrates in addition to protein?
Carbohydrates stored in muscles is called glycogen. Glycogen gets used up during exercise.
Consuming carbohydrate within 30 minutes after exercise at 2 hour intervals for up to 6 hours is recommended for rebuilding muscle glycogen stores and supports recovery prior to any training session or competition to occur within the next 24 hours.
- What are the protein sources in PowerBar ProteinPlus® 20g protein bars?
The PowerBar® TriSource™ protein blend is a combination of three protein sources: soy protein isolate, calcium caseinate, and whey protein isolate.
- What other foods can help provide the level of high quality protein equivalent to one PowerBar ProteinPlus® 20g protein bar?
The following foods contain approximately the same amount of protein as one PowerBar ProteinPlus® protein bar:
Milk: 2 cups of 2% milk
Tuna: 1 serving (3 oz)
Ground Beef: 1 serving (2.5 oz)
- What are the nutritional advantages of PowerBar ProteinPlus® 20g protein bars?
PowerBar ProteinPlus® 20g protein bars deliver high quality protein from our PowerBar® TriSource™ protein blend in each 210 calorie bar.
High quality protein such as whey, casein and soy are effective in supporting the maintenance, repair and synthesis of lean muscle tissue in response to training. Some athletes generally require 0.6–0.9 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day. This is 90 to 135 grams each day for a 150lb individual.
- I have food allergies. Can I eat PowerBar ProteinPlus® 20g protein bars?
PowerBar ProteinPlus® 20g protein bars contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, and may contain wheat from shared manufacturing equipment. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, this product is not for you. We encourage you to read the label for the most up-to-date ingredient list.
- How do I store PowerBar ProteinPlus® 20g protein bars?
PowerBar ProteinPlus® protein bars do not have to be refrigerated, but we recommend storing the bars in a cool, dry place. In general, it is best to store PowerBar ProteinPlus® protein bars between 40–80° F.
Please note: Storing a PowerBar ProteinPlus® protein bar in areas where the temperature exceeds 80° F for an extended period of time will result in significant changes to the taste, texture, color, and coating of the product.
- How long will my PowerBar ProteinPlus® 20g protein bars last?
Each PowerBar ProteinPlus® protein bar is stamped with a “best by” date.
We recommend that you use them by the “best by” date to ensure you're enjoying our highest quality product and receiving the full nutritional benefits of the product.