Protein 101

Why You Need Protein

Want to increase protein in your diet? Looking for post-workout muscle recovery? Not sure where to start? You have come to the right place!

Everyone needs protein, whether you are a professional athlete or a part time yogi. Protein is made up of amino acids which are building blocks that make up your body's structure and play a role in our body's processes like the function of our metabolism. Some of these amino acids are 'essential', which means your body cannot create them and therefore you must provide them to your body through food.

This is why we only make protein powders that have a complete amino acid profile. All our products contain every amino acid, including essential amino acids, that your body needs to build and maintain muscle.

How to Pick Your Protein

Now that you know why you need protein, which option should you go for? Here at LEANFIT® we have multiple types of proteins:

1. Whey Protein

Whey protein is a high-quality protein powder derived from cow’s milk during the cheese-making process. Easily digestible and absorbed rapidly by the body, whey protein is renowned for its ability to support muscle recovery and growth, making it a popular choice among individuals seeking effective protein supplementation. 

2. Isolate Protein

Isolate protein is a highly refined form of protein derived from milk, undergoing a filtration process to remove fats and carbohydrates, resulting in a product with an exceptionally high protein content. This key difference sets isolate protein apart from regular whey protein, offering a purer protein source that is quickly absorbed by the body for efficient muscle recovery and growth.

3. Plant-Based Protein

Plant-based protein powder is a dietary supplement crafted from a blend of plant-derived sources. While typically not complete proteins on their own (they do not contain all of the essential amino acids), our combination of pea, hemp, flaxseed, brown rice, and chia seed protein ensures a diverse and complete amino acid profile. Plant-based protein is a suitable alternative for individuals seeking protein options outside of animal sources.

4. Collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and plays a crucial role in providing structural support to various tissues, including skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Collagen is composed of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. When consumed as part of the diet or in supplemental form, collagen provides the body with specific amino acids that contribute to the health and integrity of connective tissues. 


SHOP Protein

Now that you know which protein is best for you, it's time to shop!

How to Use

Morning, noon, or night, all LEANFIT® proteins are a great addition to your meal.

Mix one scoop into 250ml of water or beverage of choice.

Blend one scoop into any smoothie recipe. A great grab and go for breakfast, a snack, or post workout recovery.

Stir into any recipe of your choice. Just replace ¼ of the flour a recipe calls for.

Your activity level, age, gender, weight, and height all impact how much protein you need per day. However, a good guide of daily protein consumption for the general population is 1g of protein per kg of your body weight. The more active you are, the more you may want to increase your protein consumption.

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