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General

We predominantly ship within New Zealand and Australia; however we can ship to other locations.

New Zealand orders ship from Auckland. Allow 1-2 business days for your order to be dispatched.
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Energy Nut Butter

For your outdoor adventures.
If you're lacing your boots, grabbing your board, or strapping your helmet, bring along the ultimate fuel for anyone who likes to move their buns and have some funs!

When you're on the go.
Keep a stash in the car or bag for easy access to a healthy snack for when those sugar cravings hit.

As a secret ingredient.
For that extra yum factor, use it as a topping on fruit, porridge, crackers or cereal.

Yes, Energy Nut Butter ingredients are plant-based and gluten free. However, it is packed in a facility that also handles dairy, gluten, peanuts, sesame, soy, and tree nuts.

Technically yes (as we only use real ingredients), but not at an amount that you’re likely to notice.

For caffeine to have a positive effect on exercise, you need a dose of about 3mg per kilogram of body mass. At rest, an 80mg dose will have a mildly positive effect on cognitive function for most people. With 4% of our recipe containing coffee beans, our recipe would not get close to an 80mg dose.

Note that most sports supplements (e.g. energy gels or hydration drinks and powders) use roughly 30-40mg of caffeine per serve.

As a race food, Energy Nut Butter is best consumed during longer events completed at lower intensity. With 160 calories per packet it’s super energy-dense, and perfect for pockets and packs where space and weight are at a premium.

For tips on race day fuelling, check out our practical guide here.

We love how Energy Nut Butter stands on it’s own, however here’s a non-inclusive list of foods which it will elevate to new levels of mmm…

Apples
Bananas
Dates
Oats and granola
Sandwiches and wraps
A steaming mug of tea or coffee
Coconut curry stir-fry?!

Or need some recipe ideas?  Here are our favourites.

Both the Ketogenic and LCHF (Low-Carb, High Fat) diet use the restriction of carbohydrates to alter your metabolic state to the point where your primary energy source is fueled by fat.  This state of ketosis can have performance benefits for endurance athletes.  Check out Andrius’s deep dive here.

Due to its high fat, and low carb content, Energy Nut Butter is an ideal natural fuel for those following these diets.

Energy during exercise is provided from carbohydrate (mostly muscle glycogen) and fat. Exercise sessions completed at higher exercise intensity is primarily fuelled by oxidation of carbohydrates (muscle and liver glycogen). However, during light to moderate intensity exercise (including prolonged endurance exercise), energy contribution from fat is much higher. Read more here.

Our product is suitable for people that follow low-carb high-fat (LCHF) or ketogenic diet because of the low carbohydrate content in each packet (<5 grams of carbohydrate). Read more here.

Protein

Begin with our 101 On Protein

This informative guide, written by our co-founder, Dr Andrius Ramonas, covers all the basics of protein: what it is, why it's important, how the body digests protein, and how to reach your daily protein needs.

Or get to know some basic terminology here.

Use our calculator to determine your daily protein requirements, then track your daily intake to ensure you’re meeting your needs.

If you’ve had a bad experience, you’re not alone. Many people find they have an intolerance for whey protein which is made from dairy. We use protein from the humble Canadian Golden Pea - and most people find it much easier on their gut. Roam Protein is especially ideal if you have any lactose intolerance or other food allergies (see below). 

At Roam, we take quality and safety seriously. That's why our Protein powder is HASTA Certified. This means that every batch of our protein powder is independently tested for over 250 substances that are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. You can rest assured that you're getting a safe and high-quality product. 

To learn more, check out our guide to HASTA Certification.

Our protein is made from Canadian golden peas – which are
completely natural and GMO-free. Roam Protein is vegan and does not contain:

- Bee products (propolis, royal jelly, bee pollen)
- Dairy
- Eggs
- Gluten
- Lupin
- Peanuts
- Sesame seeds
- Soy
- Sulphites
- Tree nuts

Pea protein is a good alternative to whey protein for those that suffer from lactose intolerance, gut discomfort or food allergies. 

Yes, absolutely. The nutritional value of Roam Protein is similar to dairy-based proteins. Importantly, pea protein has three branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), including the BCAA leucine, which is important for building and repairing muscles. 

To increase your muscle mass, consume protein at regular intervals during the day and combine your protein intake with resistance exercise or strength training. We cover more on this topic in this article.

There is evidence that a dose of about 20 grams of protein can elicit optimal stimulation of muscle protein synthesis (1). Each serving of Roam Protein contains 22 grams (Chocolate) and 23 grams of protein (Vanilla). 

(1)https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.112.055517

To support a healthy pregnancy and healthy development of your baby, it is not only safe but also recommended to increase your protein intake by incorporating various protein-rich sources, such as Roam Protein, into your diet.

Protein requirements increase as early as 16 weeks of gestation, and significantly increase during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters [1]. 

Daily protein requirements will depend on your body size and current level of physical activity. 

We recommend that you consult with your physician to provide advice on your specific nutrition needs during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Source:
[1] https://doi.org/10.3945/jn.114.198622

Whey is made from animal protein and pea protein is plant-based. Both types of protein have their own benefits and drawbacks.

Whey protein is a complete protein, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids your body needs. It's also easily absorbed by the body and has a high biological value, which means it's efficient at repairing and building muscle tissue. However, whey protein can be hard to digest for some people, and it's not suitable for those who are lactose-intolerant or vegan.

Vegan protein powders are made from plants, such as peas, rice or hemp. Pea protein is a particularly good source of vegan protein as it's highly absorbable and easy to digest. It's also low in fat and calories and is rich in iron and other minerals.

Pea protein is not a complete protein, because it only has a small amount of the essential amino acid, methionine. But this shouldn’t be an issue if you are consuming a well balanced diet that includes a variety of plant-based proteins throughout the day.

Overall, pea protein has a better essential amino acid make-up compared with other plant-based proteins. It is a great option for vegans, vegetarians, or those who are looking for an alternative to whey protein.

Pea protein is also environmentally friendly, as it requires less water and land to produce than whey protein. For those looking for a healthy and sustainable protein powder, pea protein is a great option.

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) are just one type of fat usually found in coconut. Your regular milk and butter also contain MCTs but a smaller percentage.

MCT has numerous health benefits (namely, cardiovascular and metabolic health) and is used by athletes as a source of exercise energy. This is because MCTs are broken down and digested rapidly compared to other fat forms and provide instant energy during exercise.

We add a small amount of MCT to Roam Protein because of the health benefits it can bring but also because it makes the texture of our protein smoother and creamier.