Protein! Protein! Protein!

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If you’re into fitness, you may feel like you’re being bombarded with information around supplements and in particular protein shakes. What are they and do you really need them? I thought I’d pull together some information for you and explain the importance of protein as part of a healthy diet and fitness routine.


Protein is a macronutrient and important to a balanced diet. Protein is also important for those looking at building and maintaining muscle mass. It contains amino acids, which are the building blocks for muscle growth. There are many sources of protein, which form part of a balanced diet. These include fish, eggs, meat and beans.


If you work out or have a keen interest in fitness, you might have heard about using protein powder. What is it exactly? What does it do? Should you be using it? I recently reached out to Scitec Nutrition and they kindly answered some of my questions…

What Is It?

100% Whey Protein Professional Powder is a high quality whey protein blend designed to help aid recovery and muscle growth. An ideal post workout choice, its great flavours and trusted quality make it one of the most popular whey proteins in Europe.

What’s In It?

The 100% Whey Protein Professional Powder contains a blend of whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate alongside added digestive enzymes and amino acids. These added enzymes are designed to help aid digestion and reduce the impact consuming protein has on your gut.

What Does It do?

As a high quality blended protein, 100% Whey Protein Professional Powder helps aid recovery post workout. It can help to improve muscle growth and ensure you are recovering faster from your training sessions.

Why Do You Need It?

Using a protein shake or 100% Whey Protein Professional Powder specifically post-workout will enable you to get protein into the body faster than eating alone. As such it helps your body recover faster and fuel muscle growth.

Protein Myths

Scitec also dispel popular protein myths and Team Scitec Ambassador, Mark Coles, explains why he uses it. Plus when you should be consuming your protein shakes, depending on your objectives and what else you need to support a healthy body.

Scitec - Protein Myths Mens Infographic

I hope you guys found this post useful and thanks to Scitec Nutrition for answering my questions.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.


  1. Nice post, very inspirational and motivational I’m using 10 eggs whites in one day to get my protein. I’m regularly doing exercises and workouts. Very interesting and informative post, thanks for sharing.

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