Syntrax Nectar Review – Is Nectar a Good Protein Powder For Women?

Many women these days are using protein powders on a regular basis, but it can often be confusing trying to find the right protein for you.

Are you looking to gain muscle mass, lose weight, or get a meal replacement shake?

In this Syntrax Nectar review we’re going to look at this protein powder that claims to be high on taste and ideal for women who are looking to lose weight.

Taste

Whey protein powders (and most supplements in general) are not always big on the taste front, and usually require being mixed with something like milk, yoghurt or ice cream (in a smoothie) in order for it to be palatable.

However, in their Nectar protein, Syntrax has managed to create a protein powder that tastes great WITHOUT even needing to be mixed…in other words you can eat straight out of the jar on your cereal or any way you want.

This is great news and a good way for women to avoid consuming any excess calories in the form of milk or other additives.

Taste really is the biggest plus point about Syntrax Nectar Protein, and women absolutely love its variety of 8 sweet flavours.

Low Calorie Profile

Another plus point of the Syntrax Nectar protein powder is its low calorie profile. At just 90 calories per serving this has to be one of the lowest calorie protein supplements on the market, and ideal for women who are conscious about their calorie intake particularly if they are on a fat loss diet.

How does it compare to many other protein powders?

Well, the popular protein shakes for gaining muscle mass will typically provide as much as 300 calories per serving, and even the “light” versions come in around 180-200 calories…so you can see that Syntrax Nectar is one of the lowest by a significant margin.

There is a large 23g of protein per scoop and ZERO carbs and fat. This is ideal for ladies who are looking to minimize calorie intake, but may not be ideal for those looking for a Meal Replacement Protein powder (MRP).

MRPs are better with a more balanced nutrition profile of protein, carbs and fats.

High Quality Protein Content

In our review of the Syntrax Nectar protein powder we discovered that the quality of the protein in the powder is also top class.

Derived from a whey protein isolate (a pure form of protein) called Promina, this is one of the fastest and easily digestible proteins available and so is quickly absorbed and used by your muscle tissue for repair and growth. The Syntrax Nectar protein also contains more bio-available amino acids than cheaper whey isolates on the market meaning that muscle tissue repair is even faster.

Mixability

Many protein powders on the market can be a pain-in-the-you-what when it comes to mixing them in liquids or oatmeal etc. They often clump up and don’t dissolve properly which can be frustrating and messy.

Syntrax Nectar on the other hand mixes phenomenally well into pretty much anything – water, milk, ice cream, oatmeal, cottage cheese and yoghurt.

However, it can foam up a bit, more so than some other whey proteins on the market, so this may be something to consider if you like to use a shaker or mix it heavily.

Negatives

As mentioned above, the mixability while good is a little foamy, so you should take that into account.

Also, the lack of carbs and fats means that while it is great for women looking to get pure protein, it is not ideal for those looking to get a healthy meal replacement, or to use it to build muscle mass quickly.

However, Syntrax Nectar protein is great for women who are looking to get some pure healthy protein in a sweet snack which won’t compromise their fat loss diet plan.

Women’s Fitness Central – 3 Key Concepts For Body Shaping Women Must Apply to Achieve Their Goal

In an attempt to get fit, reshape your body, and meet your goals, there are key components in your womens fitness program that need to be applied.  Unfortunately, most of the myths we hear about today go against these basic concepts.  However, despite the misconceptions that have been passed down through the generations, the 3 components of body shaping women need to apply to get the body shape you want are listed below.

But before covering the 3 key components, it’s important to realize that in body shaping women need to find a program that allow two things to occur.  One is that you add muscle.  The second is that you lose fat.  The two activities go hand in hand and your results will be minimized if one action is achieved and the other is not.  If you just lose fat and do not do anything to increase muscle, essentially you get the benefit of the bean pole look and that doesn’t offer much shape to your figure.  (Of course you could then be the lucky one called on frequently to squeeze into tight confined spaces.)  If you build muscle but don’t lose fat, then you can enjoy the sumo wrestler appearance.  And well…in picturing that shape, I personally do want to look in the mirror and see a marshmallow staring back at me.  Remembering the concepts below will help you avoid this fate.

  • Lift heavy weight – Most women when asked about their goals always state that they want to get toned but don’t want to bulk up.  Here is the good news…women don’t bulk up.  It takes extreme concentrated effort, very specific targeted training, and typically illegal supplementation (IE: steroids) for a women to actually gain any muscle bulk.  Now this is not to say that you won’t build muscle because that is the purpose of resistance training.  However, the extent to which you build that muscle is limited.  Besides, if you are looking to do a little body shaping women need to add a little muscle as part of that.  So lift the weight, push yourself, and see how heavy you can go.   
  • High intensity cardio – There’s a deceitful little button on most cardio machines that’s labeled “fat burning mode”.  It’s deceitful because its label implies that by working out in that mode you are actually accomplishing a lot more than you really are.  It’s a nice easy pace with little effort.    The truth is that it takes 2 to 3 times longer to burn the same amount of calories using the fat burning mode as it does when you work out at a moderately high intensity for 30 minutes.  If you want to make cardio exercise worth your time and get some real benefit from your work, you need to put in some effort…push yourself, elevate the intensity, raise your heart rate, and above all AVOID the fat burning mode. 
  • You can’t out train your diet – The bottom line to any womens fitness program is that the diet plays the biggest role in body shaping women.  And for any significant changes to occur, calories need to be cut.  Although most of the time I wish there was another way, the truth is that you have to makes changes in your nutrition habits and reduce your caloric intake.  Maintaining your same habits in taking calories into your body and continually attempting to add more time to your workout to cause a caloric deficit may have some very short term benefits.  But in the long run, your time, energy, or body will run out long before your goal is reached.  Consider this; to work off the extra slice of cheese pizza you had at lunch, you’ll have to run on the treadmill for an extra ½ hour at a moderately hard pace.  Now I don’t know about you, but I sure don’t want to have to spend any more time exercising than I have to.  Keeping that in mind, I personally think twice about whether I really want or need that second slice. 

Apply these keys in your women’s fitness program to start your body shaping women. Working with these concepts will have your body refined and redesigned in no time.