Many athletes ask us about supplementation, if they should supplement and what products are best suited for them. Our list of nutritional supplements has grown to include some of the top brands known to CrossFit and they are the brands we rely on.
At CrossFit Canuck, we carry products that we feel are high quality and “clean”. The supplement industry is filled with products full of chemicals, preservatives, fillers, and additives, and low quality protein, in order to offer it at a lower price point to maximize sales. We do not carry these types of products, and feel many of them are more harmful than good. If you are going to spend your money on supplements, it is worth spending a little more and getting good quality, clean products. These are the only products we are willing to sell. Our focus is the health and wellbeing of our members.
Below you will find a list of what we carry at our store along with a brief description about the product and its use. We have been very careful to select only the items we have personally tried and currently use.
All of your coaches are familiar with these products and can help recommend the right one for you. Our coaches have excellent knowledge in nutrition and can help you with any specific questions you may have.
Beyond Yourself Nutrition
Beyond Yourself is a Canadian company that provides quality nutritional and sports supplement, that give athletes the tools to go "Beyond Yourself."
The Beyond Yourself Products Available At Canuck include:
Beyond Isolate – Whey Protein Isolate…..$89.99 + HST (75 Servings)
Contains 26 grams of whey protein isolate. The benefits of using whey isolate are not limited to just building muscle. Whey Isolate can also be used as a meal replacement or in between meals to activate metabolism and increase daily protein intake
Available Flavours: Chocolate Mousse, Vanilla Ice Cream, Cookie Dough Ice Cream, and Chocolate Banana.
Omega 3 EPA/DHA Fish Oil Tablets - $26.99 + HST (180 Caps)
Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil supplements (EPA + DHA) play an important role in maintaining overall good health and fitness levels. Fish oils speed up recovery time, burn body fat, reduce joint pain/inflammation and promote muscle growth. Fish oil supplements also enhance mood, reduce the risk of heart attacks, lower blood pressure, and can help prevent strokes.
PreSET – Pre-Worlout Energy Boost…$54.99 + HST (30 Servings)
Pre-workout supplement help you experience increased energy, blood flow, focus, and endurance.
Available Flavours: Black Cherry, Blue Freeze
AMRAP – During & Post Workout…$54.99 + HST (40 Servings)
The combination of BCAAs (4:1:1 ratio), L-Carnitine, Magnesium and Glutamine make AMRAP a useful supplement for both endurance based and high intensity training. AMRAP not only helps improve recovery time, it helps improve muscle function, increase natural energy levels, stimulates your metabolism and helps repair muscle to aid with muscle growth. This can be used during and after a workout.
Available Flavours: Lemon Lime, Strawberry Kiwi, Peach Mango, Orange Pineapple
What About Progenex??
Progenex has been the official supplement supplier to the CrossFit Games for years and has been a large part of the CrossFit community. CrossFit Canuck has been a supplier of Progenex Products for the last 2 years. Progenex offers very high quality, clean products to assist with athletic performance.
Progenex Products Available At Canuck Include:
Recovery – Post Workout Formula For Recovery… $69.96 + HST (30 Servings) or $5 + HST (Single Serving)
Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate taken within 30 minutes of your workout, Progenex Recovery gives your muscles exactly what they need to recover faster and stronger.
Available Flavours: Belgian Chocolate, Loco Mocha, Tropical Vanilla, Strawberry Crème, Chocolate Peanut Butter Smash ($74.96)
More Muscle – Muscle Builder … $79.96 + HST (30 Servings)
Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate has 20 percent more BCAAs and leucine than regular whey protein isolate. Use as a meal replacement and/or supplement throughout the day.
Available Flavours: Belgian Chocolate, Loco Mocha, Strawberry Crème
Build – Natural Source of Carbohydrates … $74.96 + HST (30 Servings)
A quick way to ensure quick clearance of blood sugar from our carbohydrate source into your muscles. Helps to sustain energy levels throughout the entire workout, made of two natural carbohydrate sources – honey and sweet potato powder.
Force – Pre Workout Energy Booster …. $69.96 + HST (30 Servings) or $5 + HST (Single Serving)
Uses Creatine, BCAA’s and a low dose of Caffeine to increase your energy, strength, stamina, clarity and mental focus. Maximize your ability to train harder, longer by fueling muscles and blocking fatigue pathways. Optimize your performance through increased blood flow, oxygen transport and the delivery of key nutrients during training.
Cocoon – Recovery and Sleep Assistance … $79.96 + HST (30 Servings)
Casien based nighttime formula designed to help you achieve deep, restorative and reparative sleep so that you wake up feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and recovered.
Whey Protein Concentrate vs. Whey Protein Isolate vs. Hydrolysed Whey Protein
Whey Protein Isolate (ie. Beyond Yourself Isolate) contains 87% to 95% protein and almost no fat and lactose. While Whey Protein Concentrate (Not Carried by Canuck) is 34% -80% protein. The risk with purchasing a product labelled 100% Whey Protein Concentrate is that it could be only 34% protein content and still legitimately read 100%. In addition, many Whey Protein Concentrate products contain various fillers, chemicals, and sugars that are not beneficial to our training and to our health.
Whey Protein Isolate is more expensive than Whey Concentrate, but is more easily digestible, and does not contain the additional “Crap” that is usually found in a concentrate. The Beyond Yourself Isolate product is a fairly clean (4 ingredients) protein supplement.
Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate (Progenex Recovery & More Muscle) contains small chains of amino acids called peptides. Several studies have shown that protein hydrolysates containing mostly di- and tripeptides are absorbed more rapidly than free form amino acids and much more rapidly than intact proteins (Whey Concentrate). In addition, there is recent evidence that protein hydrolysate ingestion has the stronger insulinotropic effect versus the isolate form. Insulin is super powerful for building lean muscle.
At Canuck, we wanted to offer a product that is still beneficial, but is a little more cost effective for our Athletes. Hydrolysates (Progenex) is the cleanest and most easily absorbable protein, but is also a little more expensive. The new Beyond Yourself product line offers a clean, cost effective alternative for workout supplementation.
**Questions??? Please feel free to ask your Coaches about which product is best for you!!**
Posted on Thu, December 4, 2014
by CrossFit Canuck