Protein powder has long been used as a sports supplement to maximise athletic performance and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Protein is made up on essential amino acids for muscular repair, growth, immune support and general wellbeing, and because most of our body is made up of proteins (other than water) it is vital to ensure you are getting enough.
Protein powders are available in many sources. There are whey protein isolates, whey protein concentrates, plant based proteins, rice based proteins, milk proteins, egg proteins, caseins, beef proteins and many other blends of different ingredient’s to bring you specialty protein powders for different goals. For example, if you want a protein powder for your post-workout nutrition, you will need a fast digesting, highly bioavailable protein powder in the form of whey protein isolate. But if you wanted a slow digesting protein powder for a meal replacement you would need a whey protein concentrate or a micellar casein.
Because everybody is different, not everyone will need the same amount of protein to reach their daily required intake. The general rule is that you should consume 1.5-2g of protein for every kilogram you weight. So for example, a male who weighs 80kg would need between 120-160g of protein every day, and this amount can be very hard to consume through food. So taking a protein powder will allow you to reach your daily required intake much easier.