Protein is the body's building material. For those of you who exercise, protein is important for both recovery and to promote muscle building, while a higher intake counteracts muscle loss during the diet. Read more about the protein's structure, functions and effects and get answers to questions such as:

  • What is protein?
  • What different proteins do we have in the body?
  • What is protein good for & why do we need protein?
  • What is protein?

Protein is one of our most important energy-giving nutrients consisting of amino acids that act as the building blocks of protein. There are about 20 different amino acids, of which 9 are essential amino acids (EAA), which together in varying quantities in short or long chains create different types of protein structures. The essential amino acids are those that the body itself cannot produce, which means that we must instead get them through our diet. Among our products you will find lots of different protein supplements that will help you reach your daily need for protein.

Why do we need protein?

Our cells, tissues and organs are all made up of bodily proteins that are constantly broken down and replaced by new protein that we get in us through the diet. Protein is thus necessary for the building and repair of cells, for the immune system and the formation of hormones and enzymes. In addition to this, its function in the body is also to contribute as an energy source in the absence of the body's other energy sources. Protein - Structure for muscle growth When you exercise, the breakdown of muscle protein and thus the need for protein in the diet increases. Since amino acids largely consist of nitrogen, we are talking here about being in a positive nitrogen balance, which simply means that the body has enough protein for repair and muscle building. This is called an anabolic (constructive) condition. The breakdown of protein, which is constantly taking place in our bodies, is called catabolism. If you do not get enough protein in you, more is broken down than what is built up and the body is then in a catabolic (degrading) state.

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The best way to raise your protein intake! Affordable, tasty and of highest quality!
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The market's best protein, perfect as snack or protein pudding.
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Protein powder of the highest quality, made from the finest raw materials.
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Extra luxurious and creamy protein for the connoisseur. Creates perfect shakes!
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Wonderfully good and easy-to-prepare low-sugar protein pancakes.
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