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“The Healthy Dose of Hydrolyzed Protein”

Around a month back, during routine in-body check-up at gym the trainer raised an eyebrow seeing my health card. Shrugged his shoulders in dismay and called me to discuss the report – a monthly drill. Despite loosing quite a few kilograms, he doesn’t look happy with my progress. In fact, he changed my entire diet chart and warned me to stick to Protein Rich Diet. Protein deficient, and me?

Some Facts about Protein

Proteins are a key component of macronutrients which are needed for the growth and development of the body. It helps in the upkeep of muscle-mass. Aids in the effective functioning of enzymes and hormones. Transports oxygen, make hairs and nails healthy. Also, supports immunity and is a source of energy.

However, this crucial element is taken very lightly in our daily dietary requirements. Some staggering facts about Protein deficiency are –

“93% of Indians are unaware of their idea daily protein requirements,” said Mr. Bakshi, Director – Marketing, Danone. Well, that’s true – because I assumed 1 whole egg and 1 bowl of lentils twice a day would be sufficient. However, reports suggest something else.

“An IMRB survey suggests that 73% of urban Indian population is Protein deficient”

“73% Indians believe green leafy vegetables are a good source of Proteins. 29% Indian think that their regular diet will do justice. 30% Indian believe that 1 egg a day is enough. (this sounds familiar)”

Learn more about Proteins –

On 15th February 2018, I got a wonderful opportunity to be part of Blogger’s Event on Health & Nutrition from Protinex India. This event gave me some eye-opening facts about how ignorant we are about our daily Protein requirements.

During the event, the expert speaker & nutritionist – Ms. Ruby Sound shared her knowledge and anecdotes with an audience. She explained our daily requirement is .75 to 1 grams per kilogram of weight. However, our daily diets do not provide that much of protein; leaving us high & dry on that most crucial component.

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Just imagine what the deficiency could lead us to? Hence, supplements are necessary to bridge the gap in the body. But are all protein supplements good? Doesn’t supplement is only for gaining muscle mass? What will happen if my body gets ‘too many proteins’? There are so many questions in our mind – when it comes to supplements. Let’s first learn about the Right Kind of Proteins.

Let’s talk about Hydrolyzed Proteins

There are different forms of Protein, but one that we will talk about here today is “Hydrolyzed”, also known as “Pre-Digested Proteins”.

Derived from intact protein source by enzymatic hydrolysis to obtain a mixture of tri, di, and polypeptides.

Hydrolyzed proteins are a mixture of peptides mainly tri and dipeptides and a few free amino acids (pre-digested proteins). That is easily absorbed by the intestine and doesn’t need to go through the complex process of breaking down like intact proteins.

Health benefits of Hydrolysate/Hydrolyzed Proteins

  • Fuels greater delivery of amino acids from the gut to muscles.
  • Hydrolysates have a significantly higher activity of insulin, compared to intact protein.
  • This causes a superior increase in muscle mass.
  • A study has shown that protein hydrolysate helps in accelerating recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage.
  • Ingestion of protein hydrolysate with carbohydrate during and immediately after exercise improves whole-body protein synthesis
  • Hydrolyzed proteins are less allergenic for babies who are at risk for food allergies or immune diseases. Studies have shown its use in infants with cow milk allergy
  • Can be used in elderly– There is a reduction in rate and efficiency of protein digestion and subsequent absorption of amino acids in elderly.

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The need for Protein Calculator for holistic health benefits-

We all know it is most crucial and vital macronutrient needed by the body for normal functioning. Assuming our daily diet is fulfilling the requirements, we do not give it much thought. Unless the body starts showing some signs. Hence, to create awareness and balancing the daily requirements – A Calculator is essential.

Protinex the brand which is synonymous with health and wellness launched ‘Protein Calculator‘ in Mumbai. The event emphasized adequate daily protein requirements especially the Hydrolyzed proteins. The event also marked the presence of our U-19 World Cup winner Indian Team’s young captain – Mr. Prithvi Shaw. Mr. Shaw has been associated with Protinex as its ambassador, who emphasized on daily protein requirements.

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More about Protinex

Protinex is a trusted brand with the history of more than 50 years. One of India’s highly prescribed nutritional supplements brand. I had a good old relationship with Protinex during my pregnancy. The power of hydrolyzed proteins caters to the nutritional needs of pregnant women, children as well as elders. A brand we all trust and generic to a household name of health. Protinex gives us the best protein powder and protein supplements.

Available in form of powder, in some super delicious flavors and even small bytes now. I am a fan of Protinex chocolate Protein shake. So, let’s take a pledge and bring balance to our health regime.

Also, read about micro-nutrients here.

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28 Comments

Seema Wadhwa · February 21, 2018 at 11:15 pm

Protinex is definitely a great source of Hydrolyzed protein. I have endless memories associated with it, continues to be a part of my daily regime.

Deepa · February 21, 2018 at 11:57 pm

Protinex is a good supplement for getting proteins. The event looks good and informative.

Ruchie · February 22, 2018 at 5:56 am

Event looks so informative and great learning..thank sharing this

Mrinal Kiran · February 22, 2018 at 11:08 am

I had a bacterial infection during my childhood due to which I wasn’t allowed to intake any sort of protein and hence I am protein deficient now… Proteinx is a really good daily supplement

Roma · February 22, 2018 at 1:39 pm

You are right dear, we live to believe that we have sufficient protein in our diet but the fact is otherwise. It is really good that we now have a calculator and can correct our food habits. Thank you so much for sharing details.

jhilmil · February 22, 2018 at 5:33 pm

True, being a vegetarian, I really need to vouch that I drink Protinex with my family daily along with complete protein diet. Happy that it has hydrolysed protein in it which helps in better absorption.

Charu · February 22, 2018 at 7:52 pm

In the rushed life of ours today we hardly take healthy diet. Protinex is a great way to Atleast make our protein count

Sabeeka Lambe · February 22, 2018 at 8:42 pm

Most of us always live in the belief that our diet is well balanced but reading this is surely an eye opener and we must relook at our eating habits often to make sure we are still in the right direction. Great to know they have smaller sized ones too so that we are able to choose the one we like the best after tryoing multiple flavors 🙂

Namrata Kumari · February 22, 2018 at 10:44 pm

Protinex sounds like an amazing supplement

freemindtree · February 22, 2018 at 11:16 pm

I think Protinex event was quite an informative one. The protein calculator is a path breaking step. For protein added supplement my brother used to take Protinex few years back and so I know this brand.

Shivali Singla · February 23, 2018 at 10:58 am

I had no idea about the Hydrolyzed Proteins before reading this post of yours. They sound great for health though.

Alexx Bloom · February 25, 2018 at 1:12 am

In this busy life it is hard to meet body requirements it is great that now atleast one intake will be fullfilled great product

Prerna Sinha · February 25, 2018 at 8:28 pm

Seems ProteinX works like an amazing supplement!

Snigdha · February 26, 2018 at 10:04 am

During these busy lifestyle ,it is difficult to have right balanced diet ,in this case protinex is a great option to balance the protein intake ..

JAYSHREE BHAGAT · February 26, 2018 at 11:56 am

Good to know baout this amazing event

Tripti Charan · March 1, 2018 at 12:22 am

Wow! I had no idea about Hydrolyzed Proteins until now 🙂

Pooja · March 8, 2018 at 11:58 am

I am hearing so much about this product, have to give it a try soon

Isheeria's Healing Circles · March 8, 2018 at 1:28 pm

this is helpful. I am on a diet and finding it difficult to find good sources of protein and imbed it into my diet – this is doable.

Varsh · March 8, 2018 at 3:55 pm

Proteins are the building blocks of our body-that’s what we teach our kids. Our diet though doesn’t cover half our protein intake. Very informative post. We do need supplements daily.

Reetu · March 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm

This is amazing to learn about hydrolyzed proteins. It’s true we need to pledge towards a good health with balanced intake of all nutrients, and protinex looks like a good addition to daily diet.

Papri Ganguly · March 8, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Protein is one of essential nutrients for our health. I am so glad that proteinX brings us such amazing formula to us.

Blogsikka.com · March 8, 2018 at 9:27 pm

hydrolyzed protein easily gets break down into amino acids in our body and thus helping faster than other protein

rakhiparsai11984 · March 8, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Its so important to consume food that is nutritious during pregnancy. Protinex was such a crucial part of my pregnancy diet. Its indeed an amazing brand.

jhilmildsaha · March 8, 2018 at 10:32 pm

These sort of events are quite insightful abd we actually come to know about a lot if unknown yet important facts

Mrinal Kiran · March 9, 2018 at 10:59 am

Protein is essential for our body but we hardly get enough proteins from our diet! Proteinx really helps delivering right amount of protein to our body

preety85 · March 9, 2018 at 11:47 am

At the time of my pregnancy my doctor suggested me protinex .. It really helped me a lot.

Preeti · May 16, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Protinex surely plays an important role in our healthy diet. Most of the products are good but not in many flavours. If I talk about Protinex has many flavours. So I recommend to all use Protinex.

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