The Best Reason to Use Whey Protein Powder

If you exercise regularly, a protein supplement could be the addition to your routine that gives you the extra edge you’re looking for. Although most people today get plenty of protein naturally in their diet, those who perform intense athletic activities need a larger amount to efficiently recover from their workouts and build more muscle. If you feel like you might be at an athletic plateau or are just making progress more slowly, a regular influx of protein could fuel your muscles past your current barriers.

Although people use protein powder to assist with other goals like weight loss and building muscle bulk, the best reason to use it is to move past the inevitable athletic plateaus and to continue your athletic gains. Whey protein powder is the best type of this product for this purpose. It has the highest percentage of protein and most of the products are low in sugar and fat. This creates a nutritionally packed supplement that is low in calories and unwanted added ingredients.

Whey is created naturally as a byproduct of dairy processing. Once dehydrated, it can be made into these protein powders by adding a few other ingredients for flavor and lifespan. The products are usually fortified with other vitamins and minerals allowing them to replicate a multivitamin as well. When you take one of these protein powders mixed into a shake after a high intensity workout, the protein and other nutrients can flow directly to the muscles that need them. This allows the muscles to repair more quickly to make you stronger.

Once you’re well recovered you can use the muscles again to get even stronger more quickly. This is the benefit that can move you past a plateau. Instead of spinning your wheels, your muscles can get stronger so that you can continue to move forward.

More on Amino Acids

You probably are wondering about what amino acids are what exactly they for are so here are some tidbits on amino acids.

Amino acids are organic acids that come from protein. When we eat protein containing products such as meat, our body breaks down the protein so it can be digested in a simpler form. This is the amino acid.

Amino acids are colorless and are tiny crystalline substances that are soluble in water and are easily diffusible. When we have amino acids in our body, this means that our body can break down the protein we take.

Amino acids serve a good purpose in our body. They are necessary in building up cells of living organisms therefore we can say that they are also needed in the repair of damaged areas in the body especially when the protein breaks down during metabolism. They therefore help in the wear and tear process.

Amino acids are also protein storages. This goes for such cases such as our grandparents. There are some amino acids which cannot be synthesized by the body and they are called essential amino acids. We need these nutrients too for the function of our bodies.

Amino acids also help in the synthesis process. They synthesize bile acids, plasma proteins, hemoglobin, hormones, milk proteins in breast feeding mothers, and a lot of other enzymes and hormones that we produce I our body.

Amino acids also give us the energy that we need. They also help in the excretion of harmful toxins inside our body. Without amino acids, we might not be able to have wastes excreted from our body and we could get sick.

Amino acids are essential in our lives. They help our body function to its best performing state. Take note, amino acids are always essential to the growth and maintenance of life.

Harvin Gulfill is the editor of Proteintilskud. Here you can also read more about Aminosyrer.

Health In A Can: Cheap, Tasty & Really Really Good For You

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Part of the reason I started this blog was so that I could write on things that I am passionate about. I love researching, talking and discussing everything to do with health and fitness. It impacts a lot on my life, and outside of my Volleyball it’s my main focus. There are certain things I write about because I see a trend in a gym, or in the industry that I want to discuss, clarify or completely discredit. Sometimes I just write about things because I love them. I love Tuna.

Tuna rocks. Really, it is a great food. I get that it is an acquired taste, and some of my friends gag when I get my tuna dishes out. I think it all started with my father. His famous and most eaten dish right through my childhood was Tuna based. Lettuce, Tomato, maybe some Carrot, a LOT of low fat Italian Dressing, two cans of Tuna, some sliced cheese…all topped with Tomato Sauce (Ketchup for you Americans). Disgusting eh. It really does stink the kitchen out. And no, I’m not going to add it to my list of recommended recipes. What I am trying to get at is, I was bought up with Tuna around my house, and I love it. I’m an athlete, and I live alone in a foreign country and I’ll be honest, my cooking skills are minimal. I love Tuna on Rice, with a bit of Sweet Chili sauce, I love it in Salads (minus the Tomato Sauce), I love Tuna bakes (even if I have safety issues with hot ovens) and I love Tuna on top of Veggies (with a bit of Pasta Sauce and Cheese).

What Is So Good About Tuna?

Mmm, for one, it’s very tasty. But that’s subjective.

  • Tuna is a great source of lean protein. Protein is essential to building muscle.
  • Tuna has high quality protein that is easily digestible.
  • Low in Saturated Fat.
  • It’s pretty cheap.
  • It is a low cholesterol food.
  • Tuna is a rich source of nutrients that are essential to healthy and balanced diets.
  • It has a lot of Omega 3 fatty acids, which have been shown to
    • lower the risk of heart disease,
    • ease joint pain,
    • reduce asthma complications,
    • and are essential in the growth of young children.

Tuna…get on it.