Protein Essentials: Function, Benefits, and Intake

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Protein is an essential macronutrient for our organs and tissues, including bones, muscles, and skin. Protein is made up of 20-22 amino acids that can be combined in multiple ways to perform various functions. We won’t get into the nitty-gritty here, but we will be doing a deep dive on amino acids in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the key information to note is that protein plays an important catalyst role in the enzyme activity that powers many chemical reactions in the body, including metabolic and immune function to tissue repair and muscle building. It is also key for staying active.

Now that you understand why protein is essential for overall health, it is time to determine just how much your body needs. Chances are, you’ve heard how important it is to eat the right amount of protein, but do you know what that right amount really is?

According to the National Academy of Medicine, adults need a minimum of 7 grams of protein for every 20 pounds of body weight each day (or 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram). That means a person weighing 120 pounds (about 54 kilograms) needs at least 43 grams, while a person weighing 200 pounds (about 91 kilograms) needs 70 grams or more.

Sometimes fulfilling your daily protein needs can be challenging. Instead of feeling forced to overload on pounds of meat, a dozen eggs, or endless servings of legumes to get your daily dose of protein in, opt for a convenient, protein-packed alternative like Kyäni FIT20.

Kyäni FIT20® features a high-quality blend of ingredients, including 20 grams of grass-fed whey protein isolate and hydrolyzed collagen to help with workout recovery, support bone, and joint health, build lean muscle, and provide lasting energy.

Bonus Tip: Get the most out of your protein by pairing Kyäni FIT20® with Kyäni Nitro Xtreme.

DISCLAIMER: This information relies upon scientific research on certain ingredients in Kyäni products. None of the studies examined Kyäni products specifically, and there is not necessarily a relationship between the results of these studies and any Kyäni product. Neither the studies nor the statements and products referenced here have been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Kyäni products are not intended to, and do not, diagnose, treat, cure, prevent, or mitigate any disease or condition.