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Canada Supplements Highlight: PVL

It’s time for another highlight of one of our favourite Canada supplement companies, PVL. PVL stands for Pure Vita Labs, and they offer some of our most popular, highest quality Canada supplements.

We carry only the best and most trusted brands, and we particularly love to feature Canada supplement brands. However, we realize that saying we carry the best only goes so far and that today every company claims they are the best. Obviously, many companies can do things the “right” way and put out quality products, but being the best is subjective and can mean a lot of different things. So, what makes PVL an excellent Canada supplement brand?

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What is PVL?

PVL Isolated CLA 1250

PVL is a Canada supplement brand that conceptualizes, formulates, manufactures, and distributes all its own products. This in and of itself is unique, as many Canada supplement brands (even premium, excellent quality ones) don’t manufacture their own products.

Being a one-stop-shop from conception to distribution is beneficial because it allows the brand to have complete control and transparency regarding the raw ingredients they use to formulate their products. In addition, PVL uses all-natural ingredients, meaning that each and every PVL product is free from artificial colours, artificial flavours, and artificial sweeteners.

In addition to natural ingredients as a primary factor, the entire PVL line is also Informed Choice Certified.

What is Informed Choice Certified?

One of the most well-known facts about the sports supplement industry is that it is not the most well-regulated worldwide. As a result, in some instances, supplements can make all kinds of wild, unfounded claims and place them on their labels or in advertisements without any basis in reality.

What’s more, there are many studies that have shown supplements can contain some scary and harmful ingredients, including substances the World Anti-Doping Agency has banned. Of course, we realize the average person isn’t going to be tested and have their sports career ruined by accidentally consuming banned substances, but that doesn’t mean we want to consume them!

Brands that choose to be Informed Choice Certified work closely with an independent certification entity to ensure their products are tested and retested to minimize the risk of being contaminated with banned substances. These Canada supplement brands also ensure they’re operating under good manufacturing practices.

Canada supplement brands become Informed Choice Certified voluntarily, meaning they don’t have to, but choose to when they’re operating from a place of honesty, transparency, and integrity.

The PVL Series

Now we’d like to introduce you to the two lines by PVL—the Gold Series and the Performance Series. 

PVL Gold Series

The Gold Series is PVL’s premium line, designed with everyone in mind. The products are of premium quality and are developed using the newest research and insight from a combination of:

  • nutritionists
  • personal trainers
  • professional athletes
  • amateur athletes

Supplement Superstore carries the following Gold Series products:

PVL Iso Gold Whey Protein

  • IsoGold
  • Domin8
  • EAA+BCAA Complete
  • Glutamine Gold
  • Watertight

IsoGold

IsoGold is as good as gold—it’s got:

  • 27 grams of protein
  • 0.5 grams of fat
  • 2 grams of carbohydrates
  • less than 1 gram of sugar

While these are pretty impressive macros for a whey protein isolate, that’s not what makes IsoGold unique and special. IsoGold is exceptionally high in amino acids, including the coveted BCAAs. In addition, the formula uses hydrolysate technology, meaning the particles are tiny for even better digestion and absorption.

What’s even more unique is that IsoGold includes DE111.

DE111 is a super probiotic that is particularly beneficial to athletes because it is:

  • shelf-stable
  • more resilient than most probiotics
  • allows the body to better absorb carbs, fats, and amino acids

This is huge because when you can better absorb amino acids, it leads to faster results thanks to better muscle recovery and growth.

Domin8
PVL Domin8 Pre-Workout

Domin8 is the Gold Series pre-workout supplement. This is a quality pre-workout supplement that combines the power of a pump product and a traditional caffeinated pre-workout. Typically, pre-workout formulas make you choose between the pump and the energy, but Domin8 has both.

In addition, it includes research-backed ingredients, like:

  • beta-alanine
  • nitrosigine
  • l-citrulline malate
  • taurine
  • caffeine
  • lion’s mane

Essential Amino Acids+BCAA Complete

PVL EAA + BCAA Amino Complete

Most amino acid products have shifted from containing only the BCAAs to containing all nine essential amino acids, but they fail to incorporate the proper ratio of the critical BCAAs. PVL’s Gold Series EAA + BCAA does precisely that—contains all nine essential amino acids, plus some, and the BCAAs in an effective 2:1:1 ratio.

In addition to the BCAAs and essential amino acids, this product also contains vitamins and minerals to support hydration and energy without added caffeine, so you can safely stack it with a pre-workout product without concerns about consuming too much caffeine.

Glutamine Gold

PVL Glutamine Gold + Recovery

By now, if you’re into sports nutrition at all, you know the importance of amino acids for active individuals. You probably even have a working understanding of BCAAS and essential versus nonessential amino acids. However, you might not realize that glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning that the body typically produces enough, but there are times when your body requires more than it can produce.

You might also be unaware that athletes can greatly benefit from supplementing from glutamine alone. This is because during heavy lifting sessions and grueling endurance sessions, the blood levels of this amino acid drop, affecting recovery, immune function, and intestinal health.

Glutamine Gold not only includes a healthy 4600mg serving of the amino acid, but it also contains 1000mg of the powerful antioxidant vitamin C. The marriage of these two ingredients makes this amino acid product special. It offers unique immune support to the serious athlete or any individual looking to protect their immune system.

Watertight

PVL WaterTight Diuretic

This Gold Series product is not something that you see in every sports nutrition line because diuretics are not a fat-burning product. Instead, products like these should be used for short-term aesthetic reasons and nothing more.

What makes Watertight a unique product is its strength and anti-cramping technology. Diuretics work by purging the cells of water to create a more defined, tighter appearance. Essentially, they dehydrate you at a cellular level. A common side-effect of dehydration is muscle and intestinal cramping, which can be very uncomfortable. Watertight contains an electrolyte matrix to prevent that from happening when using this product for short-term results.

PVL Performance Series

PVL’s Performance Series is their tried-and-true, no-frills line designed with the athlete in mind. These products deliver the basic nutrition that elite athletes require and nothing additional.

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We carry the following Performance Series products:

  • CreaPure Creatine
  • Sport Whey
  • IsoSport Whey
  • Plant-Pro
  • Pure BCAA
  • Total Reload Post-Workout
  • Game-Ade
  • Sport Gainer
  • Power Up Pre-Workout
  • Isolated CLA

CreaPure Creatine

PVL CreaPure Creatine

Our loyal readers know that we’re big fans of creatine. We feel that just about every person can benefit from supplementing with creatine, whether they exercise or not. However, there are a lot of creatine products on the market, and not all are created equal. CreaPure is 100% creatine monohydrate—the only form we recommend because it’s the only form that’s thoroughly researched and proven effective.

Additionally, CreaPure is nano-micronized, meaning it will dissolve well and absorb completely.

Sport Whey

As we said before, the Performance Series is PVL’s no-frills option. That term is appropriate for Sport Whey. It is the option for people looking for a protein blend as opposed to a singular protein isolate.

PVL Sport Whey

Sport Whey contains whey protein concentrate, whey protein hydrolysate, and undenatured whey protein isolate. This combination allows you to get various benefits from all the different forms of whey protein.

It contains:

  • 24 grams of protein
  • 3 grams of fat
  • 5 grams of carbohydrates
  • 1 gram of sugar

IsoSport Whey

On the flip side, IsoSport Whey is a pure whey isolate for those individuals who want the easy digestion and quick, powerful results that an isolated product has to offer.

PVL Iso Sport Whey

The IsoSport formula has:

  • 30 grams of protein
  • 1.5 grams of fat
  • 2 grams of carbohydrates
  • 1 gram of sugar

Because both supplements, Sport Whey and IsoSport Whey, are whey protein products, they’re also rich in all amino acids, including the BCAAs, for superior recovery and muscle-building potential.

Plant-Pro

PVL didn’t forget about the plant-based athlete, and we’ve got to appreciate that. Plant-Pro is a plant-based, complete protein source for vegans and vegetarians. 

PVL Plant-Pro Protein

Plant-Pro has:

  • 25 grams of protein
  • 1.5 grams of fat
  • 2 grams of carbohydrates
  • 0 grams of sugar

Plant-Pro is a great option because it is easily digestible, a common complaint about plant-based protein supplements. It also contains a complete amino acid profile (yes, that includes the BCAAs).

Pure BCAA

PVL Pure BCAA

We’ve already raved about the importance of amino acid supplements and a proper BCAA-to-(other) amino acids ratio, so you know we’re behind a good amino acid supplement. The Pure BCAA supplement from the Performance Series is a good option for individuals who typically meet their protein requirements every day and want some extra insurance on recovery and muscle building.

Pure BCAA has that 2:1:1 ratio that we look for, and again, it doesn’t contain anything extra. The perfect product for people who just want those extra BCAAs. 

Total Reload Post-Workout

Now, we know that we’ve called this Performance Series the no-frills option, and we will stick to that. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t offer some really great combination supplements to help achieve specific goals.

PVL Total Reload Post-Workout

Total Reload is a BCAA and vitamin supplement specifically formulated for the post-workout recovery period. While a simple BCAA product is a great option for post-workout recovery, Total Reload goes an extra step further to use antioxidant vitamins to counteract the oxidative stress that occurs as a natural result of a tough workout.

Game-Ade

As with Total Reload, the same thing applies here—this is still a no-frills performance product, but it’s a combination to meet a goal. This time, Game-Ade is designed to support athletes during their performance.

This unique intra-workout product contains BCAAs, which bypass the liver and head directly to the muscles to provide immediate energy, along with an electrolyte blend that provides superior hydration. In addition, Game-Ade also includes pump-enhancing ingredients like niacin, which allows more oxygen and nutrients to penetrate the muscles for even better performance.

Sport Gainer

Some people, especially young active athletes, might struggle to put on the necessary weight. As a result, many turn to mass gainers whether their performance is failing or they simply want to add some muscle. The problem with many mass gainers on the market is the excessive amounts of calories and sugars.

PVL Sport Gainer

Sport Gainer sticks to the PVL basics we’ve grown to love without going over the top in calories or anything else.

One serving offers:

  • 860 calories
  • 40 grams of protein
  • 7 grams of fat
  • 160 grams of carbohydrates
  • 8 grams of sugar
  • 4 grams of fibre

Power Up Pre-Workout

While many athletes don’t rely on a pre-workout to get going, many people enjoy the little boost of energy and performance from pre-workout supplements.

PVL Power Up Pre-Workout

PVL’s Power Up is a great supplement for those just delving into pre-workout products or for anyone that just wants clean energy and a little pick-me-up before a workout. Like the Gold Series pre-workout, Domin8, Power Up contains pump-enhancing ingredients with a light stimulant and some creatine monohydrate.

Isolated CLA

Lastly, we’d like to feature PVL’s Isolated CLA. Conjugated linoleic acid is one of the few substances known to truly aid in fat loss. With that being said, it’s often an ingredient in fat burner products.

The problem with typical fat burners is that they can contain a long list of ingredients, many of which don’t have any scientific backing and some of which aren’t in effective doses even if they are backed by science. Isolated CLA contains the effective, well-researched dose of 1250mg in one simple softgel.

In addition to the Performance Series products we’ve featured above, we also encourage you to check out these other products we carry:

Pure Vita Labs is a great Canada supplement brand with a complete sports nutrition line that has everything from BCAAs and essential amino acids to sport gainers and more. We appreciate the premium options in the Gold Series and the no-frills options in the Performance Series. We look forward to continuing to feature more of our favourite products from Canada supplement brands we love!

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