Proteins are essential building blocks of life and they play a central role in our health and well-being. They are not only responsible for building and repairing tissues and muscles, but also fulfill numerous other vital functions in our body.
In this article we will take a closer look at the importance of proteins for the human organism and why high-quality protein supplements can be helpful and useful for us. We will also go into what you should pay attention to when choosing protein supplements and how we have put together an optimal ensemble of proteins using our combined protein power.
Find out how you can make it easier than ever to meet your high-quality protein needs in harmony with your biochemistry.
What are proteins?
Before we go into more detail about the many useful functions of proteins, we would first like to briefly explain what exactly we mean by proteins.
Proteins, sometimes referred to as proteins, are complex molecules made up of amino acids. They are found in almost all cells in our body and fulfill a variety of functions. Among other things, they are involved in structural tasks, the transport of molecules, the catalysis of biochemical reactions and the regulation of metabolic processes and immune reactions.
Proteins also serve as structural components of tissues such as muscles, skin, hair, and nails. They are also involved in the production of enzymes, hormones and antibodies.
The basic structure of a protein consists of a linear sequence of amino acids connected to each other by so-called peptide bonds. There are basically 20 different amino acids that can occur in different combinations and orders to form different proteins with specific properties. These peptide bonds form the protein structure called a polypeptide chain.
The amino acid sequence determines the three-dimensional structure of the protein, which is also crucial for its function. The spatial arrangement of amino acids is determined by various chemical interactions such as hydrogen bonds, ionic bonds and hydrophobic interactions. These interactions result in complex folds and allow the protein to perform a specific function.
Proteins can consist of a single polypeptide chain or multiple polypeptide chains that interact with each other to form a functional protein structure. The final structure of a protein can be even further modified, for example by adding chemical groups such as sugar or lipid molecules, to expand its functions.
The importance of proteins for humans
So proteins are not only an essential source of nutrients and crucial for numerous aspects of our health, but also a structural part of some tissues in our body. A lack of proteins or an insufficient intake of “proteins” can therefore have negative effects on our body.
Proteins are fundamentally important for our muscle mass and its maintenance. A lack of protein can lead to muscle weakness and muscle breakdown in the long term. They also strengthen our immune system, which is why a lack of proteins can impair our immune response and therefore increase susceptibility to infections. Even wound healing can be delayed and hair, skin and nails can also be weakened by a protein deficiency.
Consequently, we have summarized some of the most important functions of proteins on our bodies:
A source of our strength – muscle building and repair
Proteins are the basis for building and repairing our muscle tissue. They are therefore particularly important for active people, athletes and people who engage in regular physical activities. They help us build muscle mass and support the muscle recovery process after training. They also serve us as a source of energy in food.
Balance our body – satiety and weight control
Proteins also have a higher satiety effect compared to carbohydrates and fats. Eating meals rich in protein can therefore reduce feelings of hunger, which in turn can contribute to better weight control. A high-quality and sufficient supply of proteins helps us to keep our body weight and our feeling of hunger in balance.
Part of the cycle – metabolism and energy production
Proteins play an important role in our metabolic process and are involved in energy production. By the way, they can also serve as an alternative source of energy if the intake of carbohydrates is limited for a particular reason.
Proteins & the immune system
Antibodies, which are essential for a healthy immune system, are made of proteins. A sufficient protein status is therefore important to support our immune function and to successfully ward off infections.
When should you supplement proteins?
Although it is theoretically possible to meet protein needs through a balanced diet, for many of us it may be useful and even necessary to take high-quality protein supplements as supplements.
Active people & athletes
Athletes and people who do intensive training or have an active and hectic everyday life often have an increased protein requirement. For many high-performance athletes, it is hardly possible to cover their protein needs through diet alone because they cannot train on a full stomach.
Protein supplements like our Royal Vanilla or Regeneration Shake can be a healthy, practical and effective way to meet these increased protein needs without feeling full during training, while improving your performance.
Vegetarian or vegan diet
People who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet also have difficulty obtaining sufficient amounts of high-quality protein from plant sources.
Since plant-based foods usually do not have such a high concentration of proteins as animal proteins, it is advisable for vegetarians to use high-quality proteins in order to adequately cover their needs. If you are interested in a detailed comparison of plant and animal proteins, you should read this article .
Time constraints and stress
As we all know, sometimes it can be difficult to ensure that all meals are perfectly balanced, healthy and organic in the course of everyday life. This is not always possible, especially for people with hectic lifestyles or busy schedules.
Protein supplements that focus on human biochemistry and source ingredients from regenerative farming can be a practical solution to quickly and easily get a portion of high-quality proteins.
What should you look for in protein supplements?
When choosing protein supplements, there are some important factors to consider to ensure that they are of high quality and usable by our bodies. Look for a high-quality protein source that contains essential amino acids. High-quality protein sources include milk, whey and casein. A wonderful example of these protein sources is: B. our Multi Protein Royal Vanill a , which gets its proteins from exactly these sources.
Also make sure the product is free of additives, artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners. Products that contain natural and pure ingredients and come from biodegradation are generally preferred.
BETHECHANGE completely avoids any artificial preservatives, colors, flavors or additives. We only use high-quality and rich ingredients, whenever possible from organic Swiss agriculture.
In order to preserve vitamins, proteins, minerals, fiber and all other ingredients in our natural food that are important to us as humans, we generally avoid unnecessary processes and use environmentally and product-friendly technologies. This is how we take care of our ingredients and preserve their active ingredients without compromise.
BE THE CHANGE – concentrated protein power
We now know that proteins are critically important to the human body as they perform a variety of functions including muscle building, weight control, metabolism and our immune function.
When developing our new protein bundle, we took advantage of these unique abilities of proteins and put together a package that is optimally tailored to human biochemistry and does not neglect the culinary delights.
With our bundled protein power , we are now making it easier than ever for you to cover your protein needs. Our protein power bundle consists of the Regeneration Shake Swiss Chocolate Crunch and the Multi Protein Royal Vanilla. So that you always have the powder ready to hand after training, you will also receive our sustainable tin can as a gift in this bundle.
Our delicious chocolate shake with protein crisps has the optimal ratio of high-quality proteins, carbohydrates and fats, making it ideal for regeneration after physical activity.
The shake is ideal for recovering after an intense training session or an active day and giving your body what it needs at that moment: high-quality proteins.
Our sophisticated Multi Protein Royal Vanilla offers a complete protein supply for muscle building and regeneration. The milky tea with Earl Gray flavor contains no tea and instead contains real vanilla from Madagascar.