Defend®

Advanced, Full Spectrum Amino Acid Supplement

Defend® has been formulated with all of the most anabolic and anti-catabolic amino acids required by the human body in an unbelievable tasting* powdered drink mix.

  • Prevents muscle breakdown
  • Maximises recovery, strength and lean muscle mass
  • Can be used during or post workout
£39.99

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Key Benefits

If you’re lifting heavy and often and you want your muscles to grow to their maximum potential, you need to protect them from catabolic forces whenever possible. That means preventing muscle breakdown! The most basic, unavoidable reality when it comes to muscle growth is that you must ensure that more amino acids are entering the muscle tissue throughout the day than are leaving it.

To achieve this delicate but crucial balance, you’ve got to be regularly making the most important amino acids available to your muscles. Defend® has been formulated with all of the most anabolic and anti-catabolic amino acids required by the human body in an unbelievable tasting powdered drink mix, so you’ll never be caught short when it comes to supplying your muscles with the most potent building blocks required for their growth and repair! Defend® is designed to be used throughout the day, either with meals to enhance the amino acid profile of your diet or between meals as an anticatabolic. It also makes a perfect Intra-Workout or Post-Workout supplement (along with your protein shake) as a broader spectrum alternative to BCAAs.

Remember, Defend® is designed for athletes and military personnel who want to avoid muscle breakdown and maximise their exercise recovery, strength and lean muscle mass. It is an advanced, new, full-spectrum amino acid product, which contains every amino acid required to build and repair muscle. Also, virtually all of the amino acids found in Defend® are delivered in both the peptide-bonded and free forms, for a broader range of absorption and kinetics. Finally, Defend® is formulated with key nutrients to enhance absorption, uptake and retention of its vital amino acid payload.

Research

Several key, powerful and cutting-edge ingredients have been added to Defend®, including:

High-Dosage Leucine is probably the single most important amino acid for bodybuilders and strength and power athletes. This BCAA, even at modest levels, can literally “turn on” muscle-building activity. No other single amino acid is known to do this to any significant extent on its own. Also, studies suggest that adding additional leucine to Protein can increase the magnitude of protein synthesis (the process that builds muscle).Defend® contains both peptide-bound and freeform leucine [1].

Astragin Astragin®, a patented combination of Astragalus and Panax Notoginseng has been added to Defend® to support optimum absorption. Impressive results have been obtained using this ingredient from scientific studies into its activity in Human intestinal Caco-2 cells, which have the responsibility for nutrient absorption from the gut. L-Citrulline DL-Malate Of all of the amino acids, citrulline has been found to increase nitric oxide and blood flow the most, more than arginine and other amino acids.

 

High nitric oxide levels and improved blood flow have been associated with increased weight training performance, increased muscle protein synthesis, increased Protein content in muscle, reduced fatigue, increased energy production and increased creatine phosphate production [2,3,4].

Alpha Lipoic Acid Alpha lipoic acid has been demonstrated in scientific studies to have a positive impact on insulin function in the body and effects on supporting creatine uptake and retention in the muscle cells.

Glutamine Peptides Glutamine peptides have long been recognised as a stable form of glutamine by bodybuilders and other strength athletes who use them for their purported cell-volumising and anticatabolic effect synthesis, increased protein content in muscle, reduced fatigue, increased energy production and increased creatine phosphate production [2,3,4].

1. Drummond MJ, Rasmussen BB. Leucineenriched n trients and the regulation of mammalian target of rapamycin signalling and human skeletal muscle protein synthesis. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2008 May;11(3):222-6. doi: 10.1097/ MCO.0b013e3282fa17fb.
2. Schwedhelm E, Maas R, Freese R, Jung D, Lukacs Z, Jambrecina A, Spickler W, Schulze F, Böger RH. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of oral L-citrulline and L-arginine: impact on nitric oxide metabolism. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2008 Jan;65(1):51-9. Epub 2007 Jul 27.
3. Pérez-Guisado J, Jakeman PM. Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 May;24(5):1215 -22.
4. Osowska S, Duchemann T, Walrand S, Paillard A, Boirie Y, Cynober L, Moinard C. Citrulline modulates muscle protein metabolism in old malnourished rats. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Sep;291(3):E582-6. Epub 2006 Apr 11.

Nutritionals

Orange Onslaught

Nutritional Information Per 100g Per Serving (11.5g) % NRV
Energy kJ/kcal 1642/387 189/45
Fat 0.9g 0.1g
Of which saturates 0.2g 0.02g
Carbohydrate 1g 0.11g
Of which sugars 0.9g 0.1g
Fibre Trace Trace
Protein 63.4g 7.3g
Salt 0.19g 0.02g
Vitamin B6 869mg 10mg 714%
Vitamin B12 1739mcg 200mcg 8000%
Amino Acids 30g 3.4g

% NRV = Nutrient Reference Value

Grenade Defend® Profile Per 100g Per Serving (11.5g)
L-Leucine 12.5g 1,430mg
L-Isoleucine 10g 1,140mg
L-Valine 9.7g 1,125mg
L-Citrulline DL-Malate 8.7g 1,000mg
Glutamine Peptides 8.7g 1,000mg
L-Taurine 8.7g 1,000mg
L-Aspartic Acid 4.5g 515mg
L-Lysine 3.4g 392mg
L-Threonine 2.6g 297mg
L-Proline 2.2g 248mg
L-Alanine 1.9g 217mg
L-Serine 1.6g 188mg
L-Phenylalanine 1.1g 129mg
L-Tyrosine 1g 116mg
L-Cysteine 792mg 91mg
L-Methionine 774mg 89mg
L-Arginine 661mg 76mg
L-Tryptophan 626mg 72mg
L-Histidine 610mg 70mg
L-Glycine 548mg 63mg
Astragin® 435mg 50mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 217mg 25mg

Atomic Apple

Nutritional Information Per 100g Per Serving (11.5g) % NRV
Energy kJ/kcal 1642/387 189/45
Fat 0.9g 0.1g
Of which saturates 0.2g 0.02g
Carbohydrate 1g 0.11g
Of which sugars 0.9g 0.1g
Fibre Trace Trace
Protein 63.4g 7.3g
Salt 0.19g 0.02g
Vitamin B6 869mg 10mg 714%
Vitamin B12 1739mcg 200mcg 8000%
Amino Acids 30g 3.4g

% NRV = Nutrient Reference Value

Grenade Defend® Profile Per 100g Per Serving (11.5g)
L-Leucine 12.5g 1,430mg
L-Isoleucine 10g 1,140mg
L-Valine 9.7g 1,125mg
L-Citrulline DL-Malate 8.7g 1,000mg
Glutamine Peptides 8.7g 1,000mg
L-Taurine 8.7g 1,000mg
L-Aspartic Acid 4.5g 515mg
L-Lysine 3.4g 392mg
L-Threonine 2.6g 297mg
L-Proline 2.2g 248mg
L-Alanine 1.9g 217mg
L-Serine 1.6g 188mg
L-Phenylalanine 1.1g 129mg
L-Tyrosine 1g 116mg
L-Cysteine 792mg 91mg
L-Methionine 774mg 89mg
L-Arginine 661mg 76mg
L-Tryptophan 626mg 72mg
L-Histidine 610mg 70mg
L-Glycine 548mg 63mg
Astragin® 435mg 50mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 217mg 25mg

Ingredients

Orange Onslaught

Whey (Milk) Protein Isolate (90% protein), Amino Sour Orange Flavour, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Citrulline Malate, Glutamine Peptides, L-Taurine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Threonine, L-Proline, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, Astragin®, L-Cysteine, L-Tryptophan, L-Methionine, L-Glycine, L-Histidine, L-Arginine, Alpha Lipoic Acid, L-Lysine, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Maltodextrin Gum Arabic, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Colour, Sucralose, Mixed Tocopherols

Allergy advice: For allergens see ingredients in bold. Also may contain Cereals containing Gluten.

Suitable for Vegetarians.

Atomic Apple

Whey (Milk) Protein Isolate (90% protein), Amino Sour Apple Flavour, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Citrulline Malate, Glutamine Peptides, L-Taurine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Threonine, L-Proline, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, Astragin®, L-Cysteine, L-Tryptophan, L-Methionine, L-Glycine, L-Histidine, L-Arginine, Alpha Lipoic Acid, L-Lysine, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Maltodextrin Gum Arabic, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Colour, Sucralose, Mixed Tocopherols

Allergy advice: For allergens see ingredients in bold. Also may contain Cereals containing Gluten.

Suitable for Vegetarians.

How to Use

Take two (2) level scoops of Grenade Defend® powder with approx. 240mL water during, or immediately, after high intensity exercise.
Alternatively Grenade Defend® can be added to a water bottle and consumed throughout the day. Scoop and funnel provided

FAQS - DEFEND®

Can I take Defend® alongside other Grenade supplements?

Yes. Defend® can be stacked with any product from the Grenade® range to help maximise results.

When can I take Defend®?

Defend® can be used throughout the day, either with meals to enhance the amino acid profile of your diet or between meals. It also makes a perfect Intra-Workout or Post-Workout supplement (along with your protein shake) as a broader spectrum alternative to BCAAs.

What are Amino Acids?

A large proportion of our body consists of proteins, the building blocks of which are amino acids. Muscles, bones and skin in particular include large amounts of protein. Amino acids are therefore essential for growth and the constant repair of these tissues. When exercising your body requires a higher intake of amino acids to replenish depleted levels and accelerate optimal growth and repair. Through consuming Defend®, you can be sure that your intake of amino acids is optimised. Why take Defend® compared with other Amino Acid products? Defend® has been formulated with all of the most anabolic and anti-catabolic amino acids required by the human body. Several key, powerful and cutting-edge ingredients have been added to Defend®, including:
• High-Dosage Leucine 
• Astragin® 
• L-Citrulline DL-Malate 
• Alpha Lipoic Acid 
• Glutamine Peptides

Together, this powerful formulation gives the complete amino acid supplement, covering all bases. Meaning, that as a hard training individual, this supplement is simply a must have. We should also add that it tastes amazing.

Customer Reviews

* These reviews are not the opinions of Grenade®. Grenade® product packaging may contain additional information that is shown on our website. We recommend you do not solely rely on the information on our website and ensure that you read product labels, warnings, directions for use prior to consuming. Results are not guaranteed and may vary person to person.

  1. Defend.

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    This is a fantastically formulated Amino/recovery product.
    If you carefully look @ the ingredient profile you'll see why.
    As an inta workout it shines..drip feeding muscle cells & with the addition of Astragin for instant absorbsion right when you need it,great product & highly recommend.
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  2. Great Product*

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    Really great product, does exactly what it says on the tub. Price wise could be a bit cheaper but it's the quality you pay for a quality product.

    Felt a lot more energised during workouts, apple tastes great!
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  3. Saw results quickly with this*

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    Bought this at a GNC sample day under the guidance of a representative - amazing taste (apple), really helps me to push through that 'brick wall' while working out, fabulous addition to my stack, has really aided my work out and mentality
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  4. Tastes great!*

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    Been using Defend now for about 6 months. I wouldn't use any other intra workout. Used PHD WaxyVol before but there is no comparison. #Gainz
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  5. 5 stars!*

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    Great intra workout product. Great tasting also, just wish it was slightly cheaper though as nearly finished my tub already and two weeks left until pay day!
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  6. Better than winning the lottery*

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    I recently won a tub of this and I have never been so happy. Not only does it taste great but it has everything you need to keep 'them gainz' so to speak. I will be definitely adding this to my ever growing list of monthly supplements. Going to need to re-mortgage the house or sell the kids at this rate :)
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  7. Great for Gymnasts*

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    I started taking this as switched from another well known brand after being recommended this.

    Firstly the taste is amazing and from what I know about supplements, it seems to have a good does o everything I need. As I am currently dieting, having a constant source of amino's is important as trying to keep as much muscle as possible as I am a gymnast. I like the fact that it has a funnel so I can just put it into a water bottle instead of having to use a shaker, which is much more convenient for me.

    If you are serious about sport, then BCAA's are a must and you cant go wrong with this. Love the Apple flavour, reminds me of sour sweets as a kid :)
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  8. 5 stars*

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    Excellent product would buy again
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  9. Fantastic taste*

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    This is a great product when used correctly. The taste is fantastic and far more enjoyable than consuming loads of pills like I have done in the past. Its got all the Amino's that you would need to ensure maximum muscle growth, and it tastes great. Ive tried both flavours and they both get a 5 star. I would say I preferred the apple to the orange, but they are both nice.

    Great to take whilst training and helped me recover better
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  10. Tastes fantastic*

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    Like most serious gym goers I am an avid fan of BCAA's but hate taking huge amount of capsules. This product seems to have all the amino's I need to continue growing and it 2 great flavours. I would have to say the apple is my favourite, but the orange is not far off as it tastes great. I love the fact they have included a little funnel in the tub so I can just pour it into a water bottle. Whoever thought of that is an absolute genius!
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  11. great product*

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    I love using this product during my workouts!! It improves my recovery loads!! It's great for work when I struggle to get meals in, I mix it with Engage and sip throughout the day!!
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