A protein shake is often added to a diet by many athletes, because these shakes stimulate the growth and maintenance of the muscles. In addition, a protein shake can also be used during a low-carbohydrate diet or protein diet. They are low in fats and carbohydrates, and are ideal as a snack. They also ensure a longer feeling of fullness.
Proteins consist of amino acids. There are a number of amino acids that our bodies cannot produce themselves. These are the essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of the body. It is therefore very important to include enough proteins in your daily diet. This helps to prevent muscle breakdown.
A protein shake contains on average about twenty grams of protein. Healthy people need 0,8 to 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. Proteins can mainly be found in meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, grain products, legumes and nuts. Are you in doubt about whether you are having enough proteins or do you need extra proteins? A protein shake could help you to quickly and efficiently compensate for any shortages. However, it is advisable to include as much protein as possible through a healthy diet. A protein shake will only provide proteins, while a healthy diet will also provide other essential nutrients such as vitamins.
Many avid athletes take a protein shake or protein bar immediately after exercise to stimulate the recovery of their muscle mass. However, there are different types of proteins, which each have a slightly different effect. Standard protein shakes usually contain whey protein or casein protein. Whey protein is absorbed faster and is ideal shortly before or after a workout. Casein protein has a slower absorption and is therefore best taken in the evening or on rest days.
At Optiphar you can find a wide range of protein-rich products. We offer protein shakes from high-quality sports brands such as Etixx, Performance and 6d Sports Nutrition. You can also find protein shakes from brands that focus on slimming. Think of Modifast, XLS Nutrition or Kineslim. In addition to shakes, you will also find meals and snacks such as protein bars at Optiphar. Do not forget to have a look at the range of high-protein sports products for an even more extensive range.