Protein: More than Muscles
Everyone knows protein builds muscles, but what EXACTLY is it? Well, to give a quick and easy chemistry lesson, protein is made from carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen. The smallest unit of protein are amino acids (which we will talk about another time). These amino acids can come together to form different “combos”, which then make up the bodies different proteins. For example one “combo” is used for muscle protein, while another “combo” is used in the protein that makes up the lens of our eyes.
Now, what else do these bad boys do other than help with the gainz? For starters they:
Synthesize enzymes, hormones, & peptides
Help maintain fluid/electrolyte balance
Helps with satiety (feeling full)
Can provide energy in some cases (only about 5% though)