Gone are the days of fearing protein powders and the myth that they will lead to weight gain. Now we know that eating enough protein is essential for muscle maintenance, repair and growth, and may be exactly what you need to reach your health and wellness goals.
How much protein do you actually need?
Put simply, individual protein needs differ from person to person. The ideal amount of protein needed daily is determined by your body mass, as well as your energy expenditure and level of physical activity. The estimated average requirement is 0.66kg / per kg body mass at a minimum, but the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 0.8mg/kg. If you are wanting to increase muscle mass it is recommended to consume 1.2-1.7 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. Increasing your daily intake above your daily need will contribute to greater strength and muscle mass gains when combined with regular resistance training.
So for a 60kg female, they would need around 50g of protein a day to prevent deficiency. To build muscle mass, the goal would be to consume roughly 100g of protein per day.
What is the ideal time to consume protein?
After training is the ideal time to feed yourself the key nutrients you need to build and recover your muscles. That’s why protein shakes are a post-workout favourite, as they’re not only a great source of protein, but are also super convenient to consume and an easy way to reach your daily protein requirements.
What makes our Plantiful Protein so special?
Plantiful Protein Powder features a blend of Pumpkin Seed, Fava Bean, Brown Rice, and Hemp Seed Proteins, with each serving size containing 23 grams of protein, which is 46% of the RDA.
This means it contains naturally occurring amino acids from the plant-based proteins, but also includes other types of amino acids, like BCAAs that can assist with fast-acting muscle growth and recovery. The key minerals needed for muscle function are also included; calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium and vitamin D. Other nutrients needed for energy are included like iron, vitamin B12 and iodine. It also features herbal extracts; Siberian ginseng, green tea and green coffee; as well as being fortified with vitamins B12 and D, supporting energy and the nervous system.
How should I have my protein powder?
Our versatile vanilla fudge and chocolate fudge protein flavours are perfect to enjoy on their own with water, in your daily smoothie or in your favourite recipes for an extra serve of protein. We recommend adding a scoop to your overnight oats, chia pudding or pancakes for a protein-packed breakfast that will leave you feeling full and satisfied. We guarantee you’ll fall in love with the taste and will notice the extra energy and muscle growth.
Available in two great flavours