If you work out regularly, then you’ll know all about the importance of protein. It’s probably the most talked about nutrient. Today’s gym culture has given rise to a whole host of protein based products including powders, shakes and bars. Once the domain of specialist health food shops, they now line our supermarkets shelves. Add to that the rise in popularity of high-protein diets like Atkins and Keto and seems everyone is on the protein bandwagon.
Gym bunnies understand that protein is essential for muscle growth, strength and repair. If you lift heavy (or even light for that matter) who need to be re-fuelling your body with protein to see those “gainz”.
Not enough protein in your diet reduces lean body mass, muscle strength and endurance and can lead to soreness and cramping of muscles. But protein isn’t just important for tissue repair, it’s also essential for fuelling cell communication throughout the entire body.
There are twenty different amino acids which form the building blocks of protein. While some of these are found in the body, nine of them can only be found in food sources. These are referred to as essential amino acids and can be commonly found in produce including eggs, fish, dairy and some plant based sources including quinoa and soya.
But how much is too much when it comes to protein?
What’s the optimal recommended daily amount for men and women and is it possible that by taking your daily shot of Reverse Life marine collagen you can boost your protein intake?
How Many Grams Of Protein Do You Need To Eat A Day?
We’re not going to get overly scientific here. The simple answer is it’s down to each individual.
How much protein you need depends on your weight and size, age, level of activity and also your overall objectives in terms of weight loss or gain.
If you’re looking to preserve lean mass or gain lean mass then you should be aiming for about 1.2-2 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight a day.
As with most things when it comes to nutrition, there’s no one size fits all solution and it is very much down to an individual’s body composition.
According to the British Nutrition Foundation, on average, women should eat 45g of protein a day, and men 56g. However, in part down to the popularity of diets such as Keto, most of us in the UK consume double that amount. And by the way, now that we’ve taken the sugar away from our new berry tasting collagen formula, Reverse Life isn’t just diabetic friendly, it’s also keto-friendly too. Great news if you are one of the millions currently following a high protein diet.
You should be aiming to eat protein 2-3 times a day, ideally a first sized portion with each meal. So if you struggle in the morning preparing a protein based meal and regularly eat breakfast on the go, then you'll be pleased to hear that there is 9g of protein per serving in our Reverse Life marine collagen supplement, making it easier than ever to tick one of your daily protein boxes.
Combined with 10,000mg of high-strength hydrolysed marine collagen, its the perfect addition to your breakfast routine. Firing up your immune system and metabolism for a busy day ahead and giving you an extra burst of energy whether you’re headed to the gym, the office, on the school run or just going about your day.