Why we should pay attention to protein

Why we should pay attention to protein

We explain why protein powders aren’t just for fitness fanatics

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If you’ve ever shunned protein powders because you think they’re exclusive to hard-core fitness fanatics looking to bulk up and build muscle fast, you might be missing out on the huge host of benefits they deliver.

Protein powders tend to have a reputation for predominantly male usage and avid gym-goers, despite protein being the building block to every cell in our body. It is a vital component for all of us, essential for everything from healthy nails and hair to hormones, the immune system, muscles and enzymes. 

Not getting enough protein from our diet can have an impact on our entire body, causing issues like muscle aches, fatigue, impaired immunity, thinning hair and headaches. Studies have shown that older people are most likely to be affected by this due to an ageing population, with up to 46% not meeting baseline protein requirements daily.

Proteins are large, complex molecules that play a critical role in cells and are required for the structure, function and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs. Proteins are made up of hundreds or thousands of smaller units called amino acids, which are attached to one another in long chains. There are twenty-two different types of these amino acids that can be combined to make a protein, the sequence of which determines each protein’s unique 3-dimensional structure and function.

Amino acids are the compounds that make up protein, which fuels nearly all our biological processes. These building blocks are crucial for supporting our immune system, and producing collagen and keratin which make our hair, skin and nails strong. Our vegan PROBIOTIC PLANT PROTEIN contains a blend of organic pea, hemp and brown rice protein to deliver all nine essential amino acids (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine) that we cannot make ourselves and so must obtain through diet and nutrition.

Pea protein powder tends to be a popular choice amongst vegetarians, vegans and people with allergies or sensitivities to dairy or eggs. Made from the yellow split pea, a high-fiber legume that boasts all but one of the essential amino acids, pea protein is also particularly rich in branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). Hemp protein is high in Omega-3s (essential fatty acids), while organic brown rice protein is an easy-to-digest plant protein. Studies have shown that it can be as effective in building lean muscle mass as a whey-based protein. 

Not only does our PROBIOTIC PLANT PROTEIN support protein intake, but we’ve fortified the formula with our signature probiotic spore, LactoSpore® (Bacillus Coagulans) and prebiotic inulin to deliver 20 million spores in just one tablespoon. This ensures that you won’t experience any of the bloating effects you might get with whey protein, while keeping your gut healthy.

Discover PROBIOTIC PLANT PROTEIN in convenient 15ml packets, 200g jar size or 400g jar here.