What is Protein Powder?
What is protein powder? Well it’s actually less about the protein and more about the amino acids contained within the protein. Your body needs these amino acids to build new proteins in the body. Every cell in your body is made using these amino acids. Proteins are made up of chains of amino acids which are linked together by peptide bonds. During digestion the hydrochloric acid in your stomach breaks protein powder down into smaller peptide chains and amino acids which are absorbed by your body for use.
While your body can make most of the amino acids it needs, there are 9 considered essential which the body cannot create and we must consume. Protein powder is a source of these essential amino acids which are importantly used for muscle development.