Running

Runners often praise the benefits of carbohydrates, especially before a big event. Whilst carbohydrates are important and useful for a runner to maintain their energy levels, those that only focus on carbs are at a disadvantage; incorporating running protein intake into your training regime aids the body’s muscle growth and repair, betters the immune system, and facilitates faster recovery times.

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At SCI-MX, when it comes to choosing running protein or carbs, our experts know that the body requires both. That’s why we have a range of specially formulated protein products for runners that will help you reach your peak level of fitness. Ensuring that you have the right balance of protein in your nutrition for your training helps your body to produce hormones and enzymes, repair cells, and clot blood. Protein is a crucial macronutrient that plays a pivotal role in regulating and maintaining the body and this is why it is so useful for athletes who train a lot in particular. At SCI-MX, we have a range of specially formulated supplements that are ideal for runners who want to up their game, improve a personal best and increase their fitness levels overall.

Even if you consume the best protein foods available prior to a workout or following a gym session, the amount of protein you may be able to enjoy could not be enough.

About running protein & recovery

With the very nature of running, athletes are putting a lot of strain on their bodies.

Research estimates that a runner carries two to seven times his or her body weight with every stride they run. This can lead to common running injuries such as runner’s knee, shin splints, achilles and hamstring issues and more. By ensuring that your running protein intake fits your body weight and training schedule, you are giving your body more of a fighting chance to repair between runs.

Whey is one of the best sources of protein that you can use to increase your protein intake to its optimal level. It has the best quality sources of the amino acids that are crucial to beginning the muscle growth and repair process. We’d recommend our ULTRA WHEY™ Protein which contains a naturally occurring branched chain of the amino acids needed - L-leucine, L-isoleucine and L-valine. In addition to having protein powder available, we also have a number of ready-made snacks that allow you a quick protein boost on the go. If you’re looking for running protein bars, our PRO 2GO® FLAPJACK is the perfect choice. Available in a delicious chocolate and hazelnut flavour, this little bar will make a big difference to your rate of recovery, made with 21g of pure protein.

Maintain a strong immune system

Being a runner will mean that you are out in all types of weather; whether it’s rain, wind, cold, or sunshine, dedicated runners are unafraid of braving the elements. Combine this with the fact that after a workout the immune system is weakened for four to five hours, this can be the perfect recipe to becoming unwell. When you are training for an event, this can cause havoc with your training schedule and mean that you will not perform your personal best.

As protein stimulates white blood cells in your system, a protein shake after your workout will help to keep you race-day-ready. When looking for a protein supplement to take post-workout, look for those that are rich in amino acids as these help to support the immune system, the production of glutathione (a water soluble antioxidant), and feed a healthy gut. Our BCAA INTRA HARDCORE™ contains the most advanced blend of amino acids to ensure optimum cellar intake. “Bulking up”, or excess muscle gain, can be a concern for some runners, but protein itself doesn’t increase muscle mass. Rather. it is the combination of this macronutrient with heavy resistance training that will increase muscle mass and weight. Instead, coupled with your training, protein helps to increase recovery and your immune system, giving you the best chance to complete a personal best on race day.

Discover SCI-MX runner's protein

Our range has been developed using the latest scientific knowledge available so as to help runners of any fitness level get the most out of every stride.

Shop the SCI-MX selection of protein shakes for runners, along with other supplements to support your workout efforts and complement your healthy lifestyle.

During your workouts, you are creating little tears in your muscles as you exercise. If you don’t intake the the proper nutrition to repair them, you will notice you have long recovery times and low energy. This feeling of fatigue comes from increased levels of serotonin, which is when many can lose motivation and the training suffers. To combat the feeling of fatigue, protein after gym sessions is essential, which is why we recommend our X-PLODE RIPPEDCORE™ . This powder has 50% NRV of vitamin B12 which helps reduce workout-related fatigue. If you prefer a post-workout shake or supplement, then our High Protein Milkshake: PRO 2GO™ is the ideal way to get protein and energy after a session before carrying on with your schedule.

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BCAA INTRA WORKOUT

BCAA INTRA WORKOUT

Advanced intra-workout amino acid drink.

  • High concentration BCAA
  • Triggers muscle growth
  • Instant muscle recovery
  • Anabolic effect
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SCI-MX FLAPJACK

SCI-MX FLAPJACK

High protein flapjack.

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    • Natural milled oats
    • Added flaxseed
    • Delicious tasting
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SCI-MX MILKSHAKE

SCI-MX MILKSHAKE

High Protein Milkshake

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PRO V-GAIN™  PROTEIN

PRO V-GAIN™ PROTEIN

100% plant-based complete protein

    • Suitable for vegetarians & vegans
    • Dairy & gluten Free
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ULTRA WHEY™ PROTEIN

ULTRA WHEY™ PROTEIN

High protein drink mix with premium quality, co...

    • Micro-filtered Whey
    • Rapid Action Formula
    • Lean Muscle Growth*
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