Protein is everywhere these days. You can buy high-protein versions of your favourite chocolate bars, grab a shake at your local Supermarket, protein yogurt, protein granola…the list is endless.
Here at Myvitamins, we’re interested in providing a range of protein with a difference. Our range includes Vegan Protein, Soy Protein, Hemp Protein, Brown Rice Protein and our classic Diet Whey. Each is sourced specifically for its own unique set of properties, with the highest quality natural ingredients.
What is Protein?
The term ‘protein’ refers to the molecule in food made up of amino acids, the building blocks of muscle. Protein is an essential part of our diet; vital to the support of our immune and digestive systems, healthy muscle function, skin, hair and nails.
Why do we need it?
Protein is incredibly important to our health and brain function; without it, we wouldn’t function at our very best. Essential to recovery post-workout protein is key to the contribution of growth and maintenance of lean muscle mass.
If you find yourself constantly ravenous throughout the day, you're probably not eating enough protein at every meal. Proteins takes longer for the body to digest, meaning you'll stay fuller longer and keep hunger at bay.
How much do we need?
The answer to how much protein our bodies need depends on your weight, height and activity level.
The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. For a sedentary man, this equates to 56 grams per day; for a sedentary woman, 46 grams are recommended.
For those leading an active lifestyle with health goals in mind increasing your protein intake can help build lean muscle and support a healthy metabolism.
For a more personally accurate calculation multiply you weight in kilograms by 0.8 (not very active), 1.3 (active or pregnant), or 1.8 (extremely active) to determine the amount in grams you should be aiming for.
Can we get enough from our diet?
Consuming enough protein solely from our diet whilst leading a busy lifestyle can be tough. The average 11 stone/ 69kg active female requires 90 grams of protein a day, the equivalent of 3 chicken breasts.
If you are following a vegetarian or vegan diet, getting enough protein can be difficult. To hit 90g, you would need to consume an incredible 10 cups of Quinoa a day! Supplementing your intake with our Vegan Protein can offer a whopping 22g of extra protein per serving.
How Can I Use Myvitamins Protein?
Mix with water in one of our Myvitamins Shaker Bottles for the perfect post-workout protein hit.
Add It To Everything.
Add to pancakes, blend in with smoothies or sprinkle on porridge for a super charged breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Bake With It.
Cakes, muffins, cookies, bread or waffles there are tonnes of protein recipes out there to experiment with. Keep your eyes peeled for our Myvitamins recipe series, coming soon!
Why choose Myvitamins Proteins Range?
As well as focusing on natural high quality protein, here at Myvitamins we are committed to being at the forefront of education, innovation and inspiration. The Myvitamins site is a one stop shop for all things health and well being
Read the Myvitamins blog for articles, news, recipes and educational pieces explaining the benefits of our most popular products written by our nutritional experts here at HQ.
You can always trust us to source the very best products, perfectly balanced just for you.