Questions and answers

To become the best you need to get knowledge from the best. We asked @pawelgluchowski to describe in a few sentences what he thinks about our #this1 energy bars in terms of recovery. In our opinion, he broke the topic down to atoms.💪🏻💪🏻

Why eat a carbohydrate bar after a workout?

This is due to our physiology, or more precisely, our post-workout recovery needs.

It will be primarily based on the need to reduce muscle protein breakdown, as well as promote an increased rate of muscle protein synthesis.

Insulin plays a key role here. The role of this hormone will be both anabolic [1] based on improving muscle protein synthesis (MPS), as well as anti-catabolic [2] based on reducing muscle protein breakdown (MPB).

Interestingly enough, the post-workout hormonal response alone is sometimes insufficient for above-average trainees! These people firstly require a much faster recovery process, as well as limiting the adverse effects of post-workout damage (Muscle Damage).

It is possible to influence the support of these processes in a very easy way, including by “potentiating” processes that promote post-workout recovery. The easiest way would be to consume an adequate carbohydrate pool, and this is where a carbohydrate portion would work great [3].

The effect you’ll see will be to both rebuild post-workout damage faster, as well as allow muscle glycogen stores to be replenished much more efficiently.

The optimal ratio between protein and carbohydrates is about 30% protein, and about 20% carbohydrates. Do This-1 bars have near-perfect proportions by chance? Probably not😉

It is worth adding the psychological effect of such food, but I will not go into this topic!

[1] Fluckey JD, Vary TC, Jefferson LS, Farrell PA: Augmented insulin action on rates of protein synthesis after resistance exercise in rats. Am J Physiol. 1996, 270 (2 Pt 1): E313-9.

[2] Denne SC, Liechty EA, Liu YM, Brechtel G, Baron AD: Proteolysis in skeletal muscle and whole body in response to euglycemic hyperinsulinemia in normal adults. Am J Physiol. 1991, 261 (6 Pt 1): E809-14.

[3] Zawadzki KM, Yaspelkis BB, Ivy JL: Carbohydrate-protein complex increases the rate of muscle glycogen storage after exercise. J Appl Physiol. 1992, 72 (5): 1854-9.

Why is there glucose in the bars?

Although it seems strange, in its pure form glucose is better for us.

Energy bars are not only an ideal snack at work. Instead of coffee and cake, try eating one super-energetic bar with guarana. The energy it contains stimulates for a long time, up to 6 hours thanks to the fact that it is gradually absorbed by the body. The combination of coffee and cake will cause a large increase in sugar levels and thus insulin output, in combination with caffeine which from the drink is quickly absorbed into the blood. This combination will give us a “kick” for an hour, but after it, as a rule, comes the descent.

We won’t have a downhill slide after eating the bar – thanks to its high fiber content, energy is released gradually, just as caffeine and other stimulating active substances are absorbed slowly. That’s why we get a kick start – but without the sugar rush that distracts us, and for such a long period that we can do everything we need.

The answer depends on the sport being practiced. For sports that require short but intense efforts, we suggest a super-energy bar with guarana. With the right proportions of ingredients, the body will be stimulated and prepared for high-intensity efforts. This way we can get a result even a few percent better!

For long-distance sports that require endurance, other energy bars are best. Thanks to the optimal ratio between carbohydrates and fats, they provide us with energy for the initial phase of exercise in which sugars are burned, and for the second phase of exercise in which the body switches to obtaining energy from fat. One bar can give us energy for up to 2 hours of intense exercise, or 4 to 6 hours of less intense exercise! Thanks to this, when competing in long-distance running, mountain climbing, cycling, triathlon or other disciplines, we can be sure that we will not run out of energy.

Yes. Consuming more than 1 Super Energy bar with guarana, caffeine and Siberian rhodiola extract (three different substances that boost metabolism, physical and mental performance) can be treated as doping by the Olympic laboratory. Each bar contains 100 mg of caffeine, and consuming 2 or more bars immediately before a competition can result in exceeding the body’s allowable caffeine limit.


As the name suggests, protein bread is a special type of bread that contains a particularly high percentage of protein. This protein content can range from 15 to about 30 grams per 100 grams of bread, depending on which flours we use. Compared to traditional mixed wheat or rye bread, which usually contains about 70% carbohydrates, protein-rich bread has a huge advantage.

While normal bread usually consists of 75 percent carbohydrates, the carbohydrate content of so-called low-carbohydrate bread is well below 15 percent. However, the fat content of typical protein breads with an average of 16 grams per 100 grams of product is many times higher than, for example, brown bread with only one gram of fat. Low carbohydrate bread (~ 260 kcal per 100 g) therefore has an average calorific value that is about 20 percent higher than that of conventional bread (~ 220 kcal per 100 g).

This-1 bread mixes are a component of the keto diet. Their emergence is related to the first keto diets, and the demand of athletes for bread that will be tasty while not providing sugars. Instead of sugars, it provides high-quality protein and plenty of fiber.

“Why is fiber such an important dietary component?”

Fiber is one of the basic components of food, which is not only necessary to maintain health and a smoothly functioning digestive system, but also provides plenty of energy and will help you stay in shape. In addition to stimulating the digestive system, fiber slows down and breaks down carbohydrate metabolism and glucose absorption over time, making energy available for a longer period of time without the “sugar rush” that occurs after consuming foods and beverages that do not contain fiber. Fiber binds many toxins to itself and helps eliminate them from the body, along with bile acids, heavy metals and even carcinogens.

Fiber reduces the sensation of hunger and thus aids weight loss.

“Bread Mixes and the Glycemic Index”.

This-1 bread mixes have a very low glycemic index, and in fact, based on tests conducted in cooperation with the Chude Ciacho restaurant, after eating bread or cake based on This-1 mixes, the increase in blood sugar levels is traceable, and is at most 5 to 10 mg/DL!

Thanks to the high content of fiber, protein and fat, This-1 breads at the same time provide a large amount of energy that our body needs.

We prepare gluten and gluten-free breads each a little differently. The preparation method for each type of bread is listed in the product description.

“Are breads made from bread mixes tasty?”

YES! Our breads don’t taste like paper, but each has a taste …. Bread! Of course, breads have different flavors, depending on what flour is used to make them. However, by using the best natural ingredients, no enhancers or additives, our breads taste very good.


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