We need adequate protein to build, maintain and repair lean muscle and body tissues, including providing the building blocks (amino acids) for a variety of essential bodily processes.

Choosing quality protein sources is one part, then next is choosing the best protein source for you, your genotype and how well you metabolise, and absorb the protein.

3 Essential Points when it comes to protein intake;

  1. Quality, bioavailable protein source
  2. Adequate daily intake of protein
  3. Good Gut Health for optimal absorption

Consuming predominantly clean whole foods, adequate fibre intake will be achieved. Fruits and Vegetables contain prebiotic fibre which your gut bacteria consume and results in healthy levels of good bacteria which create a healthy gut environment.

A healthy gut environment is required to ‘absorb more nutrients from food’.

Consuming quality, adequate protein each day is great. Now that the protein is inside the body, it's what the body does with it that is critical to healthy living.

How much protein is being absorbed?

All 3 Essential Points are interdependent and required for healthy protein intake and absorption, essential to healthy life performance.

A quality, bioavailable whey protein with added prebiotics makes it easy to help meet a daily protein intake.

How much protein should one consume?

The answer is anywhere from 0.8g to 2g of protein per kg of body weight. Although this is a range, it is important to understand each person requires varied amounts of protein.

The questions to ask yourself are;

  • What do you weigh?
  • What is your activity level?
  • How old are you?

Although this article is not medical or dietary advice, there are lots of great sources of information out there to research, to see where you sit on that scale of 0.8g to 2g of protein per kg of body weight.

How you answer those 3 questions determines where you sit.

Interestingly, mounting evidence suggests adequate protein is essential to health. Even more so as we age, due to what's called ‘anabolic resistance’. This is our resistance to the protein consumed, which requires a higher amount of protein, so enough protein is absorbed.

Speak to your health practitioner for advice on how much protein is best for you, for your weight, activity level and your age.

We’re all different.

Personally, I started with 1g of protein per kg of bodyweight and over time, I began to see how much muscle mass changed, depending on how much protein I consumed.

How much protein I consumed was determined by the answers to weight, activity level and age. I adjusted my intake according to muscle gain or loss to find the right balance for me.

I consume a variety of healthy protein sourcesI’m such as chicken, fish, eggs and whey protein. I feel my best with these as my predominant sources.

You will be different, but one thing is for sure, having a quality protein powder on my kitchen bench made it so much easier to meet my protein intake.

At Life Grip Nutrition, we have done a lot of the hard work by producing a quality, bioavailable protein, added with prebiotics.

Just 1 to 3 scoops per day, makes it much easier to meet your daily protein requirements.

To make it even easier, a high quality protein from Life Grip can be delivered to an address most convenient to you.

Keeping the 1kg tubs on the kitchen bench makes it effortless, reminding you to have a scoop each day. This is important as benefits of this healthy habit develop over time.

Adequate healthy protein intake is Essential to healthy life performance.

Have any questions? Sure, reach out to Life Grip direct info@lifegrip.com.au

We look forward to your questions, feedback and those great photos of Life Grip Essential Whey sitting on your kitchen bench.

At Life Grip, we’re walking the same path with you, living cleaner, healthier lifestyles.

Kind Regards

Adam, Life Grip Founder