Protein is an important macronutrient that every cell in the body needs. It helps build and repair cells and body tissues, including the skin, hair, muscle, and bone. It is also important for blood clotting, immune system responses, hormones, and enzymes.
Protein is one of three macronutrients, which are nutrients the body needs in larger amounts. The other macronutrients are fat and carbohydrates. Protein is important for growth and development, especially during childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy.
Protein is made up of long chains of amino acids, there are 20 amino acids. The specific order of amino acids determines the structure and function of each protein.
There are nine essential amino acids that the human body does not synthesize, so they must come from the diet.
Protein deficiency can lead to weak muscle tone, swelling due to fluid retention, thin & brittle hair, and skin lesions; in adults, a loss of muscle mass, in children, growth deficits and hormone imbalances.
- Speed-up recovery after exercise and/or injury
- Reduces muscle loss
- Builds lean muscle
- Helpful in maintaining a healthy weight
- Curbs hunger
Milk Solids, Maltodextrin, Soy Protein Isolate, Malt Extracts, Pea Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate, Maize Starch, Cocoa Solids(processed with Alkali), Dietary Fibers, Vitamins, Minerals, Sweetener(INS 955), Preservatives (Propylparaben-INS 219, Sodium Methylparaben-INS 216).