Protein is the building block of your muscles. Eating enough protein helps you maintain your muscle mass and promotes muscle growth when you do strength training.
Numerous studies show that eating plenty of protein can help increase lean muscle and build strength.
If you're physically active, lifting weights, or trying to lean out, you need to make sure you're getting enough protein.
Keeping your protein intake high can also help stop your body from losing muscle during weight loss.
Adding protein prior to working out primes your body: it kick-starts protein synthesis, increases amino acid delivery and uptake by muscles during your training.
Studies have found one scoop of whey protein prior to working out can increase calorie burning for the next 24 hours.
After enjoying a Nutralean or NutraVegan shake, muscle protein synthesis can stay elevated as long as 3 hours, boosting the effects of your workout.
The recommended protein intake for adults is 0.6 to 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day.
Many nutrition experts now recommend older people increase their protein intake compared to younger adults.
Women in particular, should increase their protein intake to a minimum of 1.0-1.2g of protein per kilogram of body weight per day.
Did you know with regular protein shakes, or bars, your body can only use part of the protein?
After about 20 grams, the rest of the protein simply becomes extra calories.
The prebiotic fiber in Nutracelle's NutraVegan & Nutralean powders and bars extends the digestion time - increasing protein synthesis. So your body is able to utilize all of the protein you've eaten.