Will these products make me strong and muscular?
Getting strong and muscular is the result of hard and consistent training with the focus on progression over a very long period of time. Nutrition can aid you in recovery and performance to ensure the progression; but without the progression in the gym itself, there will be no gains.
Do I need protein powder?
Protein powder such as whey is technically speaking not a supplement; but rather food. The optimal amount of protein required to build muscles may differ between individuals but a good aim is 1,6-1,8 grams of protein per kg of bodyweight. If you are cutting weight it might be a good idea to increase this number to 2 grams of protein per kg bodyweight (the reason for this is that a higher intake of protein satiates better). How you get in this amount of protein is up to you. I personally prefer to use whey as a means to increase the daily intake of protein (whey and eggs are good foods – and spinach; always eat spinach). A calculation can look like this: an athletic man who weighs 80 kg will need a daily protein intake of somewhere between 128 (80 x 1.6 = 128) – 144 g (80 x 1.8 = 144).
Can supplements make up for a lack of proper diet?
Yes and no. The best way to ensure that you get in all your micro-nutrients and minerals is to eat your daily greens. If you forego eating greens etc. in favour of taking a vitamin supplement you are not doing yourself any favours. However, if you are in a situation where you cannot obtain your usual greens etc. (in the case of travel or other circumstances) it might be prudent to bring some supplements. In those circumstances it can mitigate the negative effects of a lacking diet.
Moreover, some vitamins and minerals might be hard to attain in sufficient amounts just via the your diet. Zink and Vitamin-D are good examples of this. Omega-3 is also needed should your diet lack in fish (or other foods rich in fish-oil).
I heard that the supplement industry is not particularly clean or glorious, is this also the case for Swedish companies?
No, Swedish regulations in regard to food quality are among the strictest in the world. Jotunheim Nutrition has all the certificates to ensure clean and safe products. Read more here.
Is aspartame dangerous?
The short answer is no. For a compilation of studies debunking various myths see this page.
Are you using the products listed on this page?
Yes, the aim is to produce products that I can use myself, so the guiding light is my own preferences in regard to taste, content etc. And if a product is good enough for me, it is good enough to sell to others. We will thus never sell anything that I do not find reasonable. Moreover, many of the products shown on this page are foods and supplements I have used over the years.
How much is shipping?
The shipping is 70 kr for Sweden.
Are you an environmentally friendly company?
We will try to take measures to make it environmentally friendly (to the extent it is possible – no company is perfect in this regard). The most notable difference from many other supplement companies is the packaging itself; we use thin bags instead of a larger plastic container, this also ensures that it takes less place in transport.
Moreover, whey in itself is a rather environmentally friendly food source (since it is basically a rest-product of dairy produce). Whey is also a recommended source of protein for the vegetarian. Important to note here is that the most environmentally friendly thing you can do in terms of food is to grow your own food. Keeping hens that lay eggs and having a garden of greens is a great set-up to be more self-sufficient and kind to Mother Earth.
What does the name mean?
Jotunheim is the realm of the giants in Norse mythology and the giants know a thing or two about getting massive. The Thor symbol is meant to inspire you to be a force of nature and the overcoming of yourself and the overcoming of hardship. The names and designs of coming products will be derived from mythology and folklore; from epic tales that pushes you to set the pace high!
Can I purchase Jotunheim Nutrition products in a physical store?
In due time we will aim at selling our products in physical stores. Which stores will stock Jotunheim Nutrition products will be announced later on. If you are a worthy company and want to stock our products in your store, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will these products make me look like an ancient hero or demigod?
This ties into the question at the beginning of this page; your physique is the result of hard training. How you will look and perform will depend on a plethora of factors, including your genetics. Our aim is to supply good products, and hopefully ample of motivation to train hard, but your results are ultimately up to your own hard work in the gym (or your particular athletic endeavour). So whenever we are marketing a particular product, using heroic imagery; either of our models or of ancient statues (or other depictions) it is to serve as motivation to train insane.
I do unfortunately not have the time to train in the gym or other athletic endeavours, are supplements still needed for me?
It depends on your needs. If you have a tight schedule it can definitely be a good idea to incorporate some whey (yet again, whey is technically speaking food; not supplement) to augment the protein intake of your diet. A good intake of protein is important, whether you train or not. That being said, I highly suggest that you find the time for some physical activity, your body and mind are one, if the body is healthy; so is the mind.
Can I trust the science?
It is always good to utilise some caution when reading about new supplements (or anything related to nutrition for that matter). It is quite common with new supplements being launched accompanied by one study supporting its usefulness. However, it is recommended to see how these supplements fare in studies over a long period of time. Creatine Monohydrate is a good example of a supplement that has been shown to have a beneficial effect in plenty of studies over a long period of time.
Another note on scientific studies is to look at what the study itself says, and not only rely on how some interpret said study. It is often the case (and this is true for more fields than just nutrition) that a new scientific study gets misinterpreted or misrepresented.