What are the delivery conditions?

Our delivery system is in partnership with Colissimo, for hassle-free, on-time delivery. 

The conditions are as follows: 

2–3 days for home delivery or to a pick-up point in Mainland France, Monaco or Overseas Departments and Regions.

5–7days for delivery to Overseas Territories.

A valid address must be entered when the order is placed (only for home delivery).

You can track your parcel directly on the website using our tracking number or 11 to 15-character delivery notification.

What does traceability mean?

In the food industry and in other industries, traceability defines the capacity to monitor the movement of goods between the production, transformation and distribution stages. When a food intoxication or fraud incident occurs, it must be attributed to the source of the malfunction. Although it mainly takes place in the company to reduce liability, today it takes place in all logistics chains, from ingredients to finished products, thereby increasing the exchange of data between all the participants.

What does the acronym DMD mean?

The date of minimum durability is the date indicated on certain food packaging. We generally find it in all groceries, preserved foods, drinks or frozen products. If the day’s date is later than the DMD, the product can still be consumed but its sensory and nutritional quality cannot be guaranteed. The product may have less flavour, fewer vitamins or a different consistency, but it is not a risk to health. The DMD does not have the compulsory characteristics of the UBD (Use-by Date). If a UBD is exceeded, the product may then put its consumers’ health in danger.

What is Whey Protein?

This is milk protein concentrated in a power, of animal origin. It provides complete proteins (it contains the 8 essential amino acids). 

Whey Protein is used by sportspeople. With greater energy expenditure and need for protein, Whey Protein helps meet these needs without having to consume a large quantity of food.

Are there several types of whey?

Yes, whey comes in several forms and has a protein content that may vary according to the techniques and recipes. It’s important to make a distinction between way concentrate (80% protein), whey isolate (90% protein) and hydrolysed whey (80% peptides), which can be absorbed more quickly. Casein, another component of milk, is absorbed more slowly and slows down molecular degradation in the body.

What are the benefits of Avantage Protéine products?

Avantage Protéine products have a real benefit for sportspeople’s organisms: the intake of useful and quality nutrients enables sportspeople to develop under the right conditions. In addition to the nutritional benefit, Avantage Protéine products are delicious and we’re proud of their crafted flavour.

What are the differences between plant protein and animal protein?

Plant protein does not have the same composition as animal protein. Plant protein does not contain all the essential amino acids, unlike animal protein which makes up Avantage Protéine products. The sources of plant protein are varied. These are plants therefore they provide complex carbohydrates, low lipid content and fibre. Soya is the legume that contains the most. 

Why am I bloated?

Between 0.5 and 2 litres of gas is generated a day by the human body, most of which comes from inhaled air. The gas from the digestion process rarely exceeds 1% of the quantity produced, which is the result of the fermentation of the substances ingested (including complex proteins and sugars). To limit this production, it’s important to spend time chewing and not drinking too large quantities at once to limit the quantity of air inhaled. Ingesting too many proteins can also cause bloating.

What dose should I take to meet my protein needs?

The protein intake should account for 12% to 15% of the total energy intake, which may be converted into a daily protein intake of around 1g/kg of body weight for adults with average physical activity. However, the daily intake of endurance athletes should be 1.5 g/kg and the intake of strength athletes may be up to 2g/kg. In all cases, consuming more is not recommended, because the excess proteins will not be assimilated and can cause digestive or other problems.

Do your products contain allergens?

Yes, our products may contain allergens. Note that our manufacturing site does not use nuts. For more information, read our detailed product sheets.

Can I heat the Whey?

Yes, you can heat our Wheys. The nutritional values will remain the same. This way, you can use them to cook (cakes, pancakes, etc.).

Is there a required age to start consuming whey?

In general, medicine stipulates that it’s not necessary to consume Whey protein before you become an adult. The protein intake in a child’s diet is easily sufficient. No supplementary intake is recommended. 

Does caffeine have an impact on my sleep?

Some products may interfere with sleep because they’re a source of stimulants, such as alcohol, tobacco and caffeine, to name but a few. In general, it’s recommended to avoid any caffeine before sleep. A fat-rich diet can also cause sleep problems.

What is the role of omega 3-6-9 in our diet?

Omega 3s and Omega 6s are polyunsaturated fatty acids. We call them essential fatty acids because they aren’t produced by the body and must be provided by our diet, unlike omega 9s.

The main benefits of omega 3s: they improve the functioning of the immune system, help reduce inflammatory and defend the organism against cardiovascular disease.

The main benefits of omega 6s: they help lower blood pressure.

The main benefits of omega 9s: help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.

We find omega 6s in certain vegetable oils, pork meat or even certain processed fatty foods. Omega 3s are abundant in mackerel, salmon, rapeseed oil, nuts, eggs, chia seeds or certain vegetables. Finally, the best example for omega 9s is olive oil.

Can pregnant and breast-feeding women consume Avantage Protéine products?

Pregnant women have higher protein needs than average. However, each person may react differently and have different needs. We therefore recommend that you consult your doctor to get a clear answer. Like for everyone, several factors come into play for pregnant women’s Whey consumption: have you consulted a gynaecologist  during your pregnancy due to complications? Have you absorbed enough protein in your food (eggs, meat, etc.) or are you doing physical exercise during your pregnancy...

Does the processing of extruded products result in the appearance of toxic acrylamide?

Our Avantage Protéine extruded products have a regularly tested level of acrylamide to check their compliance. 

Do Avantage Protéine products contain GMOs?

Our brand Avantage Protéine ensures that all our raw materials are guaranteed to be GMO-free. Our quality department constantly ensures that our traceability approach is controlled. 

Are the proteins in Avantage Protéine products natural?

It’s quite difficult to talk about natural protein. In this case, we can distinguish between native protein and protein from cheese manufacture.

As we explained beforehand, whey protein is soluble protein that does not coagulate during cheese manufacture. These proteins were long been considered as co-products before we realised that their nutritional profile was very rich and beneficial. 

Today, we also find whey protein on the market that comes directly from milk extraction. We call it ‘native’ protein because it has not undergone any cheese processing. Nevertheless, this protein has undergone a ‘soft’ extraction process to keep this ‘native’ aspect.

The protein is extracted directly from the liquid milk and not from the whey obtained when making cheese. 

Above all, don’t spend time on the many blogs that criticise and condemn cheese whey protein because everything lies in the choice and referencing of proteins.

This is why the proteins used in Avantage Protéine products have been tested and selected based on nutritional and organoleptic quality criteria.

It’s the combination of these 2 criteria that give Avantage Protéine mixtures an identity. Beyond price and availability, taste and satisfaction take precedence.

Can whey protein replace a meal?

No, protein will never replace a meal. It can supplement a meal but never replace it.

Are there chemicals in Avantage Protéine products?

No. We don’t use any chemicals.

All our raw materials are selected according to very precise specifications which enable us to control all the ingredients that go into the formulations.

Is there any sugar in Avantage Protéine Wheys?

No. We don’t add sugar to our Wheys.

That being said, whey contains natural sugar from milk.

Therefore, the sugar in Whey comes from the raw material. We don’t add any sugar to the formulas.

To sweeten our products, we only use an intense sweetener: sucralose.

The use of intense sweetener therefore leaves room for more protein in the formula.

Should I continue to consume sugar as part of a weight-loss programme?

Yes. We recommend continuing consuming sugar even as part of a weight-loss programme.

Sugars are part of the carbohydrate family and are one of the main sources of energy for the organism. Carbohydrates must not under any circumstances be completely removed from our diets.

The dosing of carbohydrates must be established according to different parameters. These include the person’s physical activity, food rhythm, gender, basal metabolism and other parameters.

What is the best solution for weight loss?

Doing exercise, adopting healthy food habits with a suitable protein intake, combined with a calorie deficit, is the key to successful weight loss.

The meal substitutes that will soon be offered by Avantage Protéine comply with European Commission DIRECTIVE 96/8/EC of 26 February 1996 on foods intended for use in energy-restricted diets for weight reduction. These meal substitutes replace one or two daily meals for weight management.

What are the consequences of a gluten-free diet?

1% of the population is gluten intolerant. Consuming gluten has no impact for most of us but for this 1%, it can cause serious reactions with an impact on health. 

It’s not an essential substance for the organism, so not consuming any at all has no consequences (if we have a balanced diet of course). There are several equivalences when it comes to food containing gluten.

We recommend that you consult a doctor for a more precise diagnosis to be made if in doubt. 

I want to lose weight – should I consult a doctor?

Medical history, lifestyle, the individual’s environment or determination are all factors to be taken into account before making a change to your nutritional diet and/or sports regimen. Consulting a doctor can help you define a framework, limits or even meals to start weight loss.

Is it necessary to consume supplements when you start a diet or regular physical activity?

Food supplements can be recommended according to goals and needs. However, this must always be part of a balanced diet and regular exercise. They must be taken with awareness in an aim to achieve a precise goal because each supplement has its own function.

Is there a risk that I could consume too much protein?

The excessive production of urea is one of the risks of excessive protein intake. To limit the risk of urea remaining in the body, drinking water to eliminate urea is the simplest and most effective solution. 

By keeping to the reference daily intake, there’s no risk with proteins.

In the event of doubt, consult your doctor.

Must I eat healthily if I want to gain muscle?

It’s strongly recommended to choose a diet with quality foods to gain muscle. Having enough protein every day is the first stage to guarantee muscle building.

Here are our recommendations for daily protein intake.

From 1.1 g to 1.3 g per kg per day: the quantity necessary to maintain muscle mass.

From 1.3 g to 1.5 g per kg per day: the quantity necessary to develop muscle mass.

Are 3 meals a day necessary?

3 meals a day is a social standard which in general adapts well to the organisation of our days. However, there are several ways to spread our meals throughout the day. Methods vary up to 6 meals a day.

Your objectives as well as your pace of life will determine the frequency of your meals.

What’s the difference between a non-sportsperson’s diet and that of a sportsperson?

The most important thing is to consider the frequency and intensity of physical exercise. Endurance training requires protein and supplementary slow sugar intake. ‘Strength’ sports require an even higher protein intake (see question: What dose should I take to meet my protein needs?) 

How much calories should I consume each day?

As a reminder, a calorie is a source of energy for the organism supplied by food. 

Several factors must be taken into account to calculate your calorie needs such as sex, age, physical activity, morphology, physiological condition, etc. 

There are several calculation formulas to estimate your everyday calorie needs. Here’s one:

Calculation of the basal metabolism in men: 66.5 + (13.75 weight (in kg)) + (5 x height (in cm)) – (6.77 x age)

Calculation of the basal metabolism in women:

655.1 + (9.56 weight (in kg)) + (1.85 x height (in cm)) – (4.67 x age)

Once you’ve calculated your basal metabolism, multiply the figure obtained by your activity coefficient:

1 = day spent resting lying down.

1.2 = sedentary work, no sport, less than 30 minutes of walking

1.4 = sedentary work with 30 minutes of walking

1.6 = sedentary work with 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes of sport

1.7 = sedentary work with 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours of sport

1.8 = physical work with lots of movement and 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours of sport

2 = physical work with 3 to 4 hours of sport

How much time before the exercise should I eat my snack?

If consuming whey before exercise, 30 minutes to one hour before the exercise is enough.

For a snack, it is recommended to consume this between 1 or 2 hours before the exercise. The aim is not to undergo the digestion effect during the session while taking advantage of the energy it provides.

Is taking a protein supplement seen as doping?

Protein: an essential nutrient for the proper functioning of the human body. It enables the intake of amino acids, most of which are essential, which are not synthesised by the organism, and can only be available if they are provided by our diet. The function doesn’t change, regardless of the source – fish, milk, meat, vegetables – their source is natural; even in powder form this nutrient only provides amino acids. 

The composition of our products is neutral with regards to all the elements that can be considered as stimulants. Finally, our Sport Protect certification concretely proves that our Wheys are inspected by a certified body (AFNOR).

Are there any protein powders that don’t contain lactose?

Yes, there are different sources of protein powder such as egg protein, which is considered to be the best alternative to whey protein.

We also find protein powder made from pea, rice and hemp, for example.

Certain isolates and caseins exist that don’t contain, or contain very little lactose for our intolerant friends.

In the event of renal problems, is continuing to consume protein still recommended?

In the event of renal problems, consult your doctor before consuming hyper-protein products.

What sorts of fat burners exist and how do they work?

Fat burners are supplementary products developed for weight loss.

There are different types of burners:

—thermogenics (increase the number of calories burnt)

—diuretics (eliminate excess water)

—lipolytics (use lipids in the adipose tissue as a source of energy)

—stimulants such as products that contain caffeine or guarana, for example.

Consult your doctor to inform you of the risks of consuming this type of product.

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