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BUILD. MAINTAIN. RESTORE. REPEAT.

Pick up a weight and do a curl. That’s protein in action. Push off the edge of a pool to start swimming another length. Protein is working there, too. In fact, every time your muscles contract, protein is hard at work transporting nutrients, repairing muscle, and more. Protein serves a number of functions in your body-from muscle contraction to formation of hormones and enzymes – and is one of three macronutrients (carbohydrates and fat are the other two) your body needs on a daily basis.

WHY PROTEIN IS SO IMPORTANT FOR PERFORMANCE

  • Protein helps to repair muscles after strenuous exercise and promotes the growth of muscle tissue.
  • Protein is vital for:
    • Immune system function
    • Proper digestion and absorption of nutrients
    • Hormone function
    • Nutrient transport and regulation of blood volume
  • Although protein is not used to a large extent for energy in the body, it can be under certain circumstances

WHEN TO

USE IT

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THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Protein should be taken multiple times per day to ensure your body gets the nutrition it needs, timing your intake around workouts.


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POST-WORKOUT

It is especially important to take protein within 30 minutes of a workout so muscles have the necessary fuel for building and repair.

 

HOW MUCH

TO TAKE

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15 TO 45 GRAMS POST WORKOUT

Consuming 15 to 45 grams of high-quality, intact protein as part of post exercise recovery is critical. Depending on the intensity of your workout and your fitness goals, you may need to fuel your body with more protein. Examples of high-quality protein include whey, (isolate or concentrate), casein and soy protein.

DAILY NEEDS

VARIED BY

FITNESS

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The average adult needs at least .5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Protein needs will vary based on age, gender and the type of athlete.

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ENDURANCE

.5 to .6 grams of protein per pound of body weight

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STRENGTH

.5 to .8 grams of protein per pound of body weight


    

DIFFERENT

TYPES OF

PROTEIN

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EAS® PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN PROTEIN

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