Collection: Protein Bars
High-quality protein bars are essential to an athlete's diet, delivering a convenient and enjoyable way to boost protein intake. Optimal athletic performance and recovery hinge on the volume of protein consumed, often surpassing what can be obtained from regular foods alone.

At Musashi, we offer a diverse range of high-quality protein bars available in various formats and flavours, designed to cater to a wide spectrum of consumer preferences. Athletes can indulge in a different Musashi protein bar daily for an entire month, ensuring both variety and an excellent protein source.

Most of our Musashi protein bars are meticulously crafted in our cutting-edge manufacturing facilities in Auckland, New Zealand. These facilities hold recognition from the Therapeutic Goods Administration and proudly bear the Informed-Choice Certified label, adhering to stringent Good Manufacturing Practice procedures licensed by Medsafe. Trust Musashi for your protein bar needs, ensuring both taste and quality in every bite.
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Our FAQs have been written by Gwen Gothard, Sport Performance Nutritionist.

Are protein bars good for you / Are protein bars healthy? / Are protein bars bad for you?

Protein bars are a convenient snack. Packed with quality protein, a nutritious alternative to a chocolate bar. They provide lasting energy and promote muscle growth and repair. It is important to get protein from different foods for a balanced diet.

Many protein bars contain unnecessary added sugar and high calories. Whole foods are generally a better source of nutrition, but protein bars can be a practical choice around training times, in moderation.As far as sweet snacks go, protein bars are a healthier choice.

Are protein bars good for weight loss / fat loss?

Protein bars can be helpful for weight loss / fat loss when included as part of a balanced diet. They provide a convenient way to increase protein intake, which aids in muscle repair and promotes satiety. Packed with protein, they can help curb hunger between meals, and help satisfy sweet cravings.

Some protein bars, like Musashi Shred and Burn, contain ingredients such as L-carnitine and green tea extract that support metabolism and fat burning, further contributing to weight loss goals.

Regardless, successful weight loss equires a balanced diet and exercise.

How many protein bars per day / should you eat in a week?

It is best to incorporate protein bars as a convenient snack or a post workout meal, but not as a primary protein source. It’s advisable to consume protein bars in moderation. Generally, one to two protein bars a day is suitable for most individuals.

There is no specific recommendation on protein bars per week. The number of protein bars you should eat in a week will depend on individual nutritional needs and goals. If consuming a well-balanced, healthy diet, it is best to use protein bars for convenience during sports, training, or busy lifestyles. This may typically amount to approximately 3-4 bars per week, but this is not a set recommendation and personal needs will vary.

Which protein bars are the best for weight loss?

The Musashi Shred and Burn protein bar offers benefits such as convenient on-the-go nutrition, high protein content (typically around 20-25g per bar) for muscle repair and satiety, and added ingredients like green tea extract of L-carnitine to support metabolism and fat burning. Musashi Shred and Burn is suitable for fitness enthusiasts and those seeking a quick, protein-rich snack.

How many calories is in a protein bar?

The calorie content of a protein bar can vary depending on the specific product and flavour. Musashi offer a range of protein bars with different calorie counts. On average, a Musashi protein bar contains approximately 200-300 calories.

When to eat protein bars?

Protein bars can be consumed at various times, depending on your personal goals. They make a convenient snack between meals to curb hunger. They can be eaten as a pre-workout snack 1-2 hours before exercising to provide an energy boost. Additionally, they can be consumed post-workout to aid muscle recovery or on-the-go when you’re looking for a quick, portable source of protein.

Do protein bars make you fat?

Protein bars alone will not make you fat. However, like everything, if consumed in excess and without consideration for your overall daily calorie intake, they can contribute to weight gain. It’s vital to include protein bars as part of a balanced diet and not solely depend on them for nutrition.

How much protein in a bar?

The amount of protein in a protein bar can vary widely depending on the brand, flavour, and the size of the bar. A typical bar usually contains between 20-30g of protein per serve. Some bars, particularly those marketed as a high protein bar, may contain up to 40g per bar.

Do protein bars make you gassy?

Protein bars can sometimes cause gas and bloating in individuals due to their high protein content and presence of certain sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners. These ingredients can be hard for some people to digest, leading to gas and discomfort. It varies from person to person, so it’s important to pay attention to how your body reacts to specific protein bars and choose ones that best suit your digestive system.

What's the point of protein bars?

Protein bars offer a convenient and portable source of quality protein, aiding muscle recovery and growth. They suit busy lifestyles and fill nutritional gaps, making them useful for athletes, busy people on the go, or anyone needing a protein boost.