It has long been known that protein is essential in our daily diet and is even more so if you are trying to build lean muscle through exercise such as weight sessions.
Scientists say you should look for what they call protein balance, meaning that protein intake and protein breakdown should balance.
In other words, to achieve muscle growth you should combine weight training with a positive protein balance so that protein intake and absorption is higher than protein breakdown.
During any exercise such as a heavy weights session your muscles break down protein splitting amino acids into energy or synthesising them into new protein. To promote muscle growth afterwards, the protein breakdown needs to be turned around by taking on extra protein.
Nutritional research suggests that protein ingestion should be no more than 2g per kg of body weight, above which there is no evidence of further benefit to muscle growth. So, if you weigh around 80kg, you should be looking to take in no more than 160g protein per day to aid muscle growth.
Protein is found in many sources so which is best to aid lean muscle building?
Meat, fish, dairy, beans and nuts are all good sources of protein. Their amino acid make up means they all have varying digestion rates.
One excellent source of protein is Whey Protein Isolate, which is a bi-product of cheese making. Because Whey has a higher biological value than many foods including fish, beef and soya, more of the protein is used for muscle building in your body. It’s also easy and fast to digest.
Biosteel Whey Protein Isolate is a great post-workout protein supplement for those looking to promote lean muscle mass. It contains high levels of essential and branched chain amino acids, which are believed to be the most important for building muscle. What’s more, it is Gluten free, Sugar free and contains absolutely no Fat or Carbohydrate.
And, it tastes great in either delicious Chocolate or Vanilla flavour.
Biosteel Whey Protein is convenient to use and great value at around just £2.00 per serving.