What is your protein number?

What is your protein number?

Posted by: GNC SA on 03 April 2017 Share Comment

Find your optimal daily protein needs.

Protein is incredibly important and is the main building blocks within the body. They're used to make muscles, tendons, organs & skin as well as enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters & serve a variety of important functions.
When a normal diet doesn't allow for sufficient protein, body composition suffers.

However, there are vastly different opinions on how much protein one needs. Official nutrition organisations recommend a fairly modest protein intake – the general rule is 0.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight.
It turns out that the 'right' amount of protein for any one individual depends of many factors – including activity levels, age, muscle mass, physique goals & current state of health.
What amount of protein is optimal & how do lifestyle factors like weight loss, muscle building & activity levels factor in?


Your protein number:

Weight in kilograms x 0.8 to 1.8g/kg = protein in grams

*Use a higher number (between 1 & 1.8) if you are under stress, pregnant, recovering from an illness or involved in consistent & intense weight or endurance training.

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