Protein – what is it? Why do I need protein?

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Many newcomers to the gym with the aim to build muscle, argue that if they start to take this or that additive, for the shortest possible time will be enormous. As a rule, such people do not attach much importance to a normal diet and exercise, they firmly believe in the effectiveness of supplements. And of course, the first supplement that comes to mind is – a protein. So today let’s talk specifically about the protein, namely analyze questions such as: Protein – what is it? Why do I need protein? What are the types? Who needs it? and How much?

 

Protein – a high-quality food additive that is made on the basis of protein mixtures (the same can be added to: creatine, vitamins, and other additives). It increases the overall calorie daily diet at the expense of the protein components.

 

In most cases, the mixture includes a high-only purified proteins, which are extracted from natural foods. Typically, the protein comprises 75 – 96% of the proteins (organic substance, consisting of a chain of amino acids connected by a covalent bond and forming polypeptide). The greater the percentage of protein, the less other additives. The smaller the percentage of protein, the more other additives (can add: creatine, vitamins, carbohydrates, etc.).

 

 

Why do I need protein?

The main task of protein – it is a set of muscle mass and weight loss (work on relief). Also, it depends on such vital functions as metabolism, structural synthesis of hormones and the immune system. The protein mixture is very useful in cooking, storage and use (for example, if for some – that reason you do not have time for a full meal, you can use this protein mixture, the absorption of which will take 15 seconds).

 

 

Protein Types:

If you analyze protein species by type of raw material, we can distinguish 7 main types, each of which is unique and carries its biological value.

 

№1. Whey protein – is a leader in the assimilation rate and has an excellent amino acid composition. There are three types of whey protein:

  • concentrate (moderate degree of purification and a high level of protein: 75 – 85%)
  • isolate (purified concentrate which absorbed 10% faster, and has a very high level of protein – 96%)
  • hydrolyzate (the most expensive and fastest form of whey protein)

 

№2. Casein Protein – the slowest of all kinds of protein (may be acquired up to 6 hours). It is recommended to eat before going to bed, that would prevent muscle breakdown (muscle provides the necessary amino acids during the entire sleep).

 

No. 3. Milk protein – a mixture of whey and casein. By this mixing of the protein mixture to digest at once, but gradually a part (muscle provides the necessary amino acids long).

 

№4. Soy Protein – rather cheap form of protein that has a high rate of assimilation. It helps reduce bad cholesterol levels in the blood. Protein quality is not the best, because this type of plant.

 

№5. Egg Protein – is the leader in quality amino acid composition and has a fast enough rate of assimilation (but he slowly whey protein). This type is very expensive and has a specific taste (for an amateur).

 

№6. Wheat protein – at about the same quality as soy.

 

№7. Meat (beef) protein – rich in high-quality amino acids (and the level of essential amino acids can reach 35 – 40%). It has a high level of achievement and quite – the same fast rate of absorption.

 

 

So, we discussed issues such as: Protein – what is it? Why do I need protein? and What are the types of protein? Now we have to make out two more very important question: Who needs it and how much it costs?

 

Who needs protein?

This mixture is perfect for those people (men and women) who are exposed to severe and prolonged physical activity. These may include: boxers, wrestlers, football players, sprinters, powerlifters and bodybuilders.

 

Of course, this mixture is the most popular among bodybuilders. This is not surprising, since the main task of bodybuilding – is to build a large, beautiful and muscular body. A protein is a major component, without which it will not build a perfect physique.

 

If we understand by body type, then there will be the same as the recommendation for ectomorphs and for endomorphs . General recommendations for use:

  • in the morning (after waking up) – whey
  • between meals – or whey complex
  • after exercise – serum
  • bedtime – casein

 

 

How much is a protein?

The specific answer to this question does not exist, since the price will start from a number of factors (raw material, company, composition, etc.). The well-known company – the higher the cost. More protein – the higher the cost. Cleaner protein – the higher the cost. Animal sources of protein are more expensive than vegetable.

 

In general, the evaluation criteria can be set. There is already a need to look at and compare prices. According to my observations, the average price most running mixtures of:

  • Whey – ranges from 22 to 28 dollars per 1 kg
  • casein – ranges from 27 to 35 dollars per 1 kg

 

Let us again briefly go over the major issues:

 

№1) Protein – what is it?

High-quality nutritional supplement, which is made on the basis of protein mixtures.

 

№2) Why do I need protein?

The main objective – a set of muscle mass and weight loss (work on relief). Also, it depends on the vital functions such as: metabolism, hormone synthesis of structural and immunity.

 

№3) What are the types of protein?

Whey (concentrate, isolate, hydrolyzate), casein, milk, soy, egg, wheat and meat (beef).

 

№4) Who needs protein?

Excellent for those people (men and women) who are exposed to severe and prolonged physical activity. These may include: boxers, wrestlers, football players, sprinters, powerlifters and bodybuilders course.

 

№5) What is Protein?

The average price of the most running mixes:

  • Whey – ranges from 22 to 28 dollars per 1 kg
  • casein – ranges from 27 to 35 dollars per 1 kg

 

 

PS You do not have to buy the protein mixture in stores. They can be made at home from natural foods. How to cook at home – see below (where written other articles on the topic).

 

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