Protein shakes: what is it and do I need it?

Protein shakes: what is it and do I need it?

Spoiler alert: protein shakes are not just for bodybuilders. Protein shakes are essential for the recovery of every sporter who trains multiple times a week. It helps your body recover, so you don't have aching muscles. Want to know more about why you need protein and the effect it has on your body? Be sure to read on! 

What are proteins?

Protein aids the build of muscles, bones, and other tissue. It is also an important source of energy for our bodies. You can find proteins in animal products such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy, but also in plant based products such as nuts, seeds and vegetables. 

What are protein shakes?

A protein shake is a powder that mainly exists of all essential and non-essential proteins. The protein shake supplements our daily food intake. When you are doing strength or endurance training, you will need these extra proteins. They will help to maintain and recover your muscles, and help them grow. 

What is the difference between whey and casein?

Whey protein

  • Absorbed very quickly, usually within one hour
  • Good source of protein to advance your recovery
  • An ideal addition to another food source, such as a smoothie or banana bread, etc.

What makes our Strong whey protein shake so good?

Our casein shake contains 28 grams of protein and no less than 7 grams BCAA per unidose.

Caseïne protein

  • Absorbed slowly, usually between four and six hours
  • Good right before bed. Due to the slow intake of the micellar protein, the muscles are constantly nourished so a full recovery for the next day is guaranteed. 

What makes our Strong casein shake so good?

Our casein shake consists of 100% isolate micellar which guarantees an extremely slow absorption.  

So, what do I need?

Choose your shake depending on the timing of your workout. Use the whey protein shake as an addition to your daily portions of food. They will serve you as an extra source of protein. 

If you have an intense training of event planned the following day, we advice you to take a casein shake so your body can recover overnight.