Protein powder is the easiest way to provide your body with high-quality proteins in a concentrated form.
We'll show you how you can benefit from taking protein powder and how to identify high-quality protein powders.
We'll suggest protein powders that are ideal for muscle building and for losing weight and explain the differences between them.
In addition to weight training and an appropriate diet, protein powder is key to building muscle.
The need for protein increases with the intensity of the workout and your physical constitution (size, weight, age, etc.).
If you're looking to build muscle, a sufficient intake of protein is required to enable new muscle cells to grow.
In conjunction with a calorie surplus of 300-500 kcal a day, the body goes into anabolic mode and can afford the "luxury" of building new muscle.
We recommend 1.5 to 1.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight a day for muscle building. For a person weighing 80 kilograms this would equate to about 144 grams of protein.
Reducing body fat places our body – and especially the muscles – under a lot of stress.
A negative energy balance (calorie deficit of 500-800 kcal a day) places our muscles in a catabolic state (breaking down muscle).
A diet-related calorie deficit combined with intense physical exertion makes it particularly important to ensure a consistently high protein intake.
The main priority during a diet is to maximise fat reduction without losing muscle mass.
Taking protein powder when trying to lose weight can help you achieve that goal.
Specially-designed protein shakes like the Shape Shake, for example, can be used to supplement one meal a day.
As part of a weight reduction diet combined with regular exercise, we recommend a daily protein intake of 1.8 - 2 g protein per kilogram of body weight.
This not only ensures a positive nitrogen balance for maintaining muscle mass, a high protein intake as part of a body toning diet also helps you feel fuller for longer.
The Shape Shake is the ideal protein powder for body sculpting.
It is low in calories and also contains high-quality proteins from readily-available whey protein.
The additional fibre in the form of inulin from chicory root means that Shape Shake contributes to healthy intestinal flora despite a reduced-calorie diet.
The Shake is rounded off with natural, plant-based stevia sweetness and the admixture of the addition of the popular amino acid compound L-carnitine.
Whey Protein - The classic for muscle building
Whey protein from high-quality whey concentrate and isolate is the ideal protein powder for muscle building.
Its high content of essential amino acid ensures a positive nitrogen balance, which puts the muscles into the anabolic state needed to add muscle mass.
Whey protein is absorbed very quickly by the body, making it perfect for mornings or right after a workout. Taken at these times, all the required nutrients are made available to the body directly to actively support muscle building processes.
Organic Protein - Certified organic protein powder
Premium protein powders now also come in organic quality.
A basic requirement is the use of ingredients that come exclusively from certified organic farms.
foodspring Organic Protein uses milk protein as a raw material with a natural distribution of 80% casein and 20% whey protein.
The flavours are natural, achieved using real vanilla pods (vanilla flavour) and premium cocoa powder (chocolate flavour).
No artificial sweeteners necessary! The protein powder gets its sweetness from raw cane sugar.
Vegan Protein - 100% plant-based protein powder
There are various plant-based protein sources. Soya is often used in protein powders.
Soya is a valuable, high-quality protein. Vegans usually consume relatively high volumes of soya. In the interest of a balanced diet, it is worth giving some other plant sources a try.
High-quality plant-based protein sources include rice, hemp, peas and sunflower seeds.
Combined into a multi-component protein, they form a full amino acid profile and provide the body with all the essential amino acids.
Vegan Protein contains an impressive amount of minerals and omega-3 fatty acids and offers optimised bio-availability of the protein content.
3K Protein - The protein powder all-rounder
Multicomponent protein powders like our 3K Protein are characterised by a particularly high biological value. A high biological value means that your body can optimally convert the protein consumed into the body's own protein, making it highly usable.