Let's talk Protein!
Let's talk Protein!
Whey is a milk-based protein that can be broken down and used by your body quite quickly providing your muscles with the protein they need after training. A high-quality whey protein contains all 9 essential amino acids including the 3 BCAA's. It also is available in endless
BCAA's are quickly absorbed and can be used directly in the muscles without going to the liver first. Making them great for before, during and after a workout to promote muscle strength, growth, and recovery. BCAA's can also be a great alternative to other proteins if you are fasting as they hold minimal calorie value.
'Branched-chain' refers to the chemical stricture of 3 essential amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine).
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's)
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, there are 20 amino acids 9 of which are essential, meaning our body can not make them so they must come from our diet (this makes choosing the right protein powder very important). The amino acids are transported by our blood to the liver where they are stored waiting to be used as energy.
First, a quick rundown on protein.
The protein world can be daunting as hell if you don't know what you are looking for. Endless brands with appealing packaging and garbage ingredients are what you will mostly come across at supermarkets and chemists. BUT... We are here to help!
-How do I know if I need to use a protein supplement?
-How is one protein powder different from the next?
-What is the best protein powder for me?
If you exercise on a regular basis or are apart of a gym community I'm going to assume you will have asked yourself the following questions:yummyflavors!
This option is great for vegans and vegetarians. Unfortunately, plant-based proteins don't always contain the 9 essential amino acids so you will need to make sure you are buying a good quality brand and having a variety packed diet is a must! These proteins are also slowly absorbed so your muscles won't be replenished as quickly.
These guys make up 25-35% of the protein in your body, they are the building block of bone, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Because of this collagen protein powder supports joint health, decreases inflammation and improves the health of your hair, skin, and nails. It is also gut-friendly!
Check out True Protein for WPI 90 (whey protein) and Vegan 85.
Or ATP Science for a Collagen-based protein (Noway).
Remember! Supplements are just supplements, they are only there to supplement your diet and give a little extra help.