Proteins are the basic building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids.

Protein has many roles in your body. It helps repair and build your body’s tissues, allows metabolic reactions to take place and coordinates bodily functions. In addition to providing your body with a structural framework, proteins also maintain proper pH and fluid balance. It keeps your immune system strong, transports and stores nutrients and can act as an energy source, if needed.

Collectively, these functions make protein one of the most important nutrients for your health. Protein is also important for growth and development in children, teens, and pregnant women


Have you ever wondered how much protein you need in a day?

Getting the right amount of protein is crucial in keeping your body functioning optimally. Low protein intake may cause muscle wasting and increase the risk of bone fractures, as well as slow your metabolism and cause tiredness. It can also be responsible for feelings of anxiety or moodiness!
Follow our guide to make sure you get the right amount of protein for your body’s needs.

Physical Activity

Protein needs

Sedentary lifestyle

0.8g-1g of protein per kg of body weight

Healthy weight, low intensity infrequent exercise

0.8g-1.3g of protein per kg of body weight

Healthy weight, high intensity, frequent exercise

1.4-2g of protein per kg of body weight

*This is only a guide, please consult your dietician for more specific guidance