The Importance of Protein

Protein, it’s a word we hear a lot. Where do you get it? Why do you need it?

Protein is needed to build muscle, stay healthy, repair cells and boost immunity. It is essential for athletes in training, but also for people looking to lose weight, or as an energy boost to get you through the day.

Pulsin sells a wide range of award-winning Protein Powders and Protein Booster Bars to help give you a sustained energy release without the crash. They are perfect for on-the-go snacking, or for a pre/post workout boost!

Protein is the second most abundant compound in the body, following water, and it makes up 20% of our entire body! Proteins are fundamental structural and functional elements within every cell of the body and are involved in a wide range of metabolic interactions including immune function, growth, repair, the formation of blood cells and creation of hormones, so getting an adequate intake from our diet is crucial!

Protein is found in many different foods and once digested it is broken down into amino acids that form the building blocks for biological processes within the body. The human body uses just 21 amino acids to make all the protein it needs, creating thousands of different types of protein in the process by altering the combination of the amino acids. Nine of those amino acids are known as ‘essential amino acids’ which means they must be consumed by the body, as we cannot synthesise (make) these ourselves.

Animal sources of protein such as meat, fish, eggs, seafood and dairy, contain all 9 essential amino acids, therefore these are known as ‘complete proteins.’ Plant sources are ‘incomplete proteins’ as they are missing one or more of the essential amino acids, however, these can be combined to make a plant-based ‘complete’ protein.

One of the easiest ways to make sure you are getting enough protein in your diet is by consuming protein bars or protein powders. Pulsin has created a wide range of products to suit consumers dietary needs. Their entire Protein Booster Bar range including the NEW Caramel Choc & Peanut is plant-based and gluten-free and they do a variety of vegan and whey proteins. The range also includes their NEW Supershakes, which are complete plant-based proteins with added vitamins and minerals for an additional nutritious boost!

You can check out Pulsin’s full range here.