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Protein 101

  • 2 min read

Here’s The 4-1-1 On All Things Protein

Award-winning health and wellness brand Innermost specialise in all things protein. From naturally derived, research-backed ingredients to expert-informed nutritional information, Innermost’s range of protein supplementations ensure that every fitness goal is catered for, with no hidden extras. Protein fillers aren’t found around there, that’s for sure.

If you’re looking for a tried and tested protein supplementation to maximise your performance, boost your health and aid you in your wellness journey, look no further. From The Fit Protein to The Strong Protein and everything in between, when it comes to protein, Innermost has got you covered from all angles.

What is protein?

Put simply, protein is a macronutrient that is essential to our bodies natural (and vital) functioning. It’s found in pretty much every area of the body, including the muscles, your hair, skin, and nails, too.

The amino acids that make up protein are essential in the maintenance of our day-to-day processes, including the creation of antibodies that fight off disease, the carrying of oxygen through our systems, and in fuelling our body to get through the day.

What different types of protein are available?

We’d be here all day if we listed absolutely every type of protein, as from a scientific standpoint, protein classification can get very, very detailed. In terms of the consideration of health and wellness protein supplementations, we are generally discussing plant-based or vegan proteins such as pea and brown rice proteins, and animal-based proteins, which include the popular dairy proteins: whey protein and casein protein, that are found in many of the protein supplementations found on the market and at Innermost, too.

Be wary of the common protein myths

Before starting implementation of a protein supplementation, during the research stage, people often stumble across article after article that can only be described as fearmongering in nature. These articles list common myths that surround the protein world, so before you dive into protein supplementation, rest assured that you won’t end up ‘bulky’, and by taking protein, you’re not automatically going to gain heaps of weight. It’s just not true!

The top protein health benefits

As well as being an essential nutrient, protein supplementations and healthy food sources of protein introduce a host of excellent health and wellness benefits, including:

  • Reduces hunger levels
  • Limits food and drinks cravings
  • Assists in weight loss efforts
  • Lowers your blood pressure

 

 

Our top picks: the best sources of protein

If you’re looking to take advantage of one example of a vegan protein source at Innermost is The Health Protein, with a whey protein example being The Strong Protein: both of which are specially formulated to drive results, maintain your health, and help you on your fitness journey to be as best as you can be.

Aside from these supplementations, some great food sources of protein include:

  • Nuts and legumes
  • Eggs
  • Seeds and grains
  • Poultry
  • Dairy products
  • Fish and seafood