Why Supplement with Protein Powder?

Powdered protein has been around for a very long time. If you’re an old school lifter, I’m sure you remember the days where you had to choke down that chalky protein just to get in your gains. Luckily, we now have better tasting protein that makes it easier for everyone to drink. Even kids! There are a host of benefits so I’m going to try to keep this simple and straight forward.

  1. Weight loss. Not only have high protein diets been proven to be the most effective, whey protein isolate contains high levels of leucine. Leucine promotes synthesis of muscle protein and promotes the loss of fat tissue. Protein helps build muscle. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism is.
  2. Boost Immune System. All of our protein powders contain cysteine. Cysteine is a component of the antioxidant glutathione. Preliminary research has also suggested that glutathione has anticancer activity1.
  3. Prevents Bone Loss. All of our protein powders also contain a wide variety of amino acids. Studies have shown that there is a link between protein intake, amino acids and an increase in bone density2.
  4. In an instant gratification world, everyone wants fast results. Quick results usually equals a quick yo-yo back to the “old you”. Your diet is where you’ll see the most results. These results aren’t only looking in the mirror but also with how strong you become. Drinking protein post workout improves muscle repair and growth3. If you’re looking to get the best results, a lifestyle change is what’s in order. Getting into the habit of drinking your shake post workout is one of the easiest things to add!

There are several other benefits to supplementing protein but these seem to be the ones that stick out the most for the average person. If you’ve been convinced to add protein to your diet but you’re not sure which one to buy, stay tuned for our next post!

 

 

 

 

Resources:

  1. https://wa.kaiserpermanente.org/kbase/topic.jhtml?docId=hn-2857007#hn-2857007-uses
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4832262/
  3. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110818132225.htm