At Multipower we want to provide the right information so you can best use our products. We have compiled a selection of the most frequently asked questions and corresponding answers which we come across when talking to athletes.
There is a difference between food supplements and specially formulated protein products that support individual goals. A balanced diet allows you to ensure the necessary intake of nutrients. However, in our daily working lives and depending on individual goals, this is not always that simple. This is where our products help to achieve the desired nutrient intake.
The entire product range can be found in our online shop. Selected products are also available at many gyms and retailers across the country.
Apart from Formula 80 Evolution, Cookies & Cream flavour, all Multipower powder products are gluten-free.Multipower gels, capsules and sports drinks are also water-based and do not contain any gluten.
They contain starch. Like all other capsules, Double Effect Caps are gluten-free. On the label, we advertise the gluten-free ingredient "modified starch". Otherwise legislation dictates the ingredient be declared as "wheat starch" or "modified wheat starch".
If you can tolerate small amounts of milk, you can consume all protein powder products mixed with water. These are low in lactose and contain around 0-2 g lactose per portion. For strictly low-lactose diets, we recommend Amino Drink.
Apart from a few exceptions*, all Multipower powder products and ready-to-drink products are suitable for ovo-lacto vegetarians. Water-based sports drinks that do not contain milk protein are also suitable for vegans. To find out which product is suitable for vegetarians or vegans, go to the respective product details page. *Ready-to-drink products that are not suitable for vegetarians: 55 g Strawberry Protein Shake, Strawberry Fit Protein and Strawberry Fitness Shake.
Our products can be used during pregnancy. Supplements such as creatine and high-caffeine products as well as guarana shots are not recommended during pregnancy. You should also stop taking any magnesium supplements shortly before the delivery date. We would also advise that you do not lose weight during pregnancy.
The term "suitable for diabetics" is no longer used. Diabetics should have a balanced diet and do not have to use any special diabetic products. Overweight diabetics should, however, avoid intake of high-calorie products. We therefore do not recommend any Multipower products such as Fit Protein or 55 g Protein Shake for anyone who is overweight. Our low-calorie mineral drinks and high-quality protein shakes are better.
As a result of customer demand, we do not use aspartame and instead use sweeteners such as acesulfame K, sucralose, sodium cyclamate and saccharine sodium. Sweeteners are used individually or in combination. By combining different sweeteners, their quantity can be reduced as their sweetness complements each other.
Milk protein is composed of different protein components. You should establish which protein components you are allergic to. There is a distinction between the two main components of milk - heat-stable casein and heat-sensitive whey protein (albumins and globulins). If you are allergic to whey protein, milk from goats, sheep and mares might present alternatives, as whey protein is specific to cow's milk. Boiling the milk can possibly also reduce allergenic effects. With an allergy to casein, milk from goats, sheep and mares is not an alternative. Alternatives might include rice, soya and oat milk.
We only use bovine materials in our products. Not gelatin, however, but primarily collagen hydrolysate, a form with superior processing. The difference lies in the quality and price. Collagen hydrolysate is more expensive, does not gel, has greater bioavailability, a purer taste and is absorbed more quickly by the body. Bovine gelatin is used for our hard gelatin capsules.
Around 60 per cent of the gelatin produced worldwide is processed in the food industry. In first place is the confectionery industry, followed closely by the dairy and meat industries. Gelatin is also essential in the delicatessen sector, in patisseries, restaurants, industrial kitchens and private households.
Gelatin is not a biologically high-quality source of protein. Therefore, we do not use it in protein concentrates to build muscle. It is used solely in our sports bars in small amounts for technological purposes and not as a source of protein. Gelatin gives the bar mass a better consistency and a better "mouth feel".
Vegetable oil is used in quantities between 0.1 and 0.4% to prevent the product from creating too much dust during filling. Where there is excessive dust, it gets through the sealed edge of the tub, and this in turn can prevent the barrier foil from sticking properly to the tub.
Biological valency is generally no longer determined but is erroneously specified by many manufacturers. By way of explanation,
The quality of a dietary protein can be determined using two methods, namely with biological processes (for example, balance tests in animals and humans) or by way of chemical identification. Biological processes are very complex and expensive to implement. In the food industry, chemical processes are therefore preferred, and the chemical score is determined.
In chemical determination, the contents of all essential amino acids in the dietary protein or product are compared with the contents in the reference protein (e.g. egg or reference protein of the WHO (World Health Organisation). The amino acid with the least amount compared to the reference protein is the limiting amino acid. It limits the usefulness of the dietary protein in terms of its quality in building up the body.
With our Multipower milk protein mixes, we always reach at least the chemical score of 100 compared with the reference protein of the WHO. In other words, we achieve at least the WHO requirement with all essential amino acids. When purchasing, make sure there are high-quality ingredients in the list of ingredients. These include casein, whey, milk protein, soya and egg. Protein sources such as gelatin, wheat and pea protein should not be included.
Atlantic Multipower Germany GmbH & Co. OHG is certified to DIN ISO 9001:2008 and the higher level of the International Food Standard (IFS). We can exclude any contamination of our products with doping-relevant substances. This is documented by regular inspections of the Institute for Biochemistry in Cologne. MULTIPOWER stands for controlled, safe products.
3 g corresponds to a slightly heaped teaspoonful.
Legislation prescribes information per 100 g of product and per portion size. The nutritional values of milk are included in the portion size if we recommend this for use in preparation. The nutritional value per portion thus becomes higher as a result of adding milk. This increase does not occur if water is used in preparation.
Shakes are best prepared in a blender. For this, depending on the product, either milk or water is put in the blender first and then the powder is added. After blending for seven to ten seconds, the product is ready to drink. Multiple-component proteins such as Formula 80 become creamier as a result of the casein protein that they contain. Our hand shaker is ideal for preparing shakes quickly while on the move.
It is designed to compensate pressure inside the PE tub and thus protect the barrier foil.
We are certified to DIN ISO 9001:2008 and the higher level of the International Food Standard (IFS).
Using the contact form, select "Complaints" and write to us describing your concern. It is vital that you keep the product that you are complaining about and send it to the following address: Atlantic Multipower Ltd, Robert Denholm House, Bletchingley Road, Nutfield, Surrey, RH1 4HW. The product that is the subject of the complaint will undergo thorough testing in our quality laboratory. After testing, we will contact you.