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Aug 16th 2022 | Recent Posts Jay Honstetter

Why You Should be Taking Protein

Protein is critical to maintaining good health and providing our bodies with the necessary fuel to function in our day-to-day lives. It’s responsible for the formation and preservation of every cell in our system, and not getting enough can lead to weakness and vulnerability to edema, skin, nail, and hair issues, fragile bones, loss of muscle, increased appetite, infection, and reduced metabolism. Over 10,000 types of protein are prevalent in our skin, hair, muscles, bones, and tissues at one time. A lack of protein in our diets can have serious consequences as tissue breaks down leading to a loss of muscle, making us weaker and prone to infection.

Hopefully this helps you shake the idea that protein is only required for bodybuilders looking to bulk up. Protein is essential for any workout regardless of your goals - losing weight, toning your body, increasing endurance, or simply staying fit.

Here are two major reasons you should be taking protein right now:

Builds and Repairs Muscles

Anytime you exercise you are essentially tearing and breaking down muscle and tissue that needs to be repaired in order to make gains. Protein provides the amino acids required to do this. Protein synthesis (a kind of fancy name for this) after a workout gets you ready for your next session and helps to assure you don’t hurt yourself or become too sore. This is essential for runners, bodybuilders, and athletes of any ilk.

Assists with Weight Loss

If you’re trying to lose weight without increasing your protein intake, you’re doing it all wrong. Protein helps to curb your appetite, boost energy, and transform numerous hormones that affect body mass. It will help you shed belly fat and slim down. Diets higher in protein boost levels of the satiety hormones GLP-1, peptide YY and cholecystokinin while decreasing levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin. This leads to ingesting fewer calories throughout the day. Also, diets high in protein helps you burn more calories (even in your sleep) and increases your metabolism.

JBN offers numerous protein supplements to help you meet your goals.

Whey Superior™

Superior is the defining word here - JBN uses the highest quality Whey Protein Concentrate and Casein that’s been cold-processed through a quality-standard cross-flow filtration procedure that helps to preserve the protein within. A rich source of amino acids like L-Glutamine, Leucine,

Isoleucine, and valine, Whey Superior is perfect for a post-workout replenisher, early morning starter, or simply a snack to stave off cravings.

Confidence™ Whey Isolate

Packed with 25 grams of protein and structured with high quality Grass-Fed Whey Protein Isolate and 5 grams of Fibersol™ - a dietary fiber that boosts digestion - Confidence is the perfect addition to your weight-loss regimen. It’s also designed to be safe for anyone with stomach issues like IBS or a lactose intolerance.

CBD Superior Isolate

CBD is a phytocannabinoid - a naturally occurring compound found in hemp - that is a safe, non-addictive, non-high product (THC gives marijuana its high-inducing quality) used to treat numerous health issues and provide wellness benefits. CBD works with your body and can help improve your mood, sleep cycle, pain relief, and how your system reacts to inflammation.

Protein is as essential to our bodies as water. It keeps us healthy and provides the energy we need to be productive throughout the day. Add protein to your diet to help you lose weight, gain muscle, burn belly fat, and lift your mood. And please remember to consult with a medical professional to consider the amount of protein that is ideal for you, your body type, and routine.