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Protein shakes are indispensable for the fitness and strength sports world. Proteins are essential for supporting muscle growth and muscle recovery. Moreover, a protein shake is an easy way to get enough protein every day.

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Protein shakes are indispensable for the fitness and strength sports world. Proteins are essential for supporting muscle growth and muscle recovery. Moreover, a protein shake is an easy way to get enough protein every day.

Why use protein shakes?

Do you exercise so much that it is difficult to get enough protein from food? Then a protein shake is a good addition to your diet! Protein shakes are useful extras for anyone involved in sports and exercise. It is a good and easy way to get extra protein in addition to your diet. Both strength athletes and endurance athletes like to use protein shakes. Even if you have the goal to lose a few kilos, follow a low-carbohydrate diet and therefore consume fewer calories than you need, a protein shake is indispensable. A protein shake helps your muscles to recover and to prevent muscle breakdown.

Types of protein shakes

In our shop you will find protein shakes in powder form, but also ready-made in liquid form. A ready-made shake is of course super easy to take with you if you have a busy day and are on the road a lot. In our shop you will also find the following types of protein shakes:

Whey protein shakes

Perhaps the most popular among protein shakes is whey protein. Whey is a natural product that is released during the production of cheese. This type of protein comes from cow's milk, but it contains little lactose. You can also subdivide whey into different types: whey concentrate, whey isolate and whey hydrolyzate . Whey isolate is the purest protein shake you can get. In addition, it also has a high protein concentration. Whey isolate contains less fat and lactose and also fewer bioactive substances thanks to the purification process. This protein shake is therefore very suitable for older people because it is less taxing on your body.

The protein of whey hydrolyzate is already partially hydrolyzed and thus a pre-digested form of whey protein. Many athletes prefer whey hydrolyzate because of its improved digestibility. For the same reason, they also use this type of protein in medical protein supplements and infant formula.

Plant-based protein shakes

You will have noticed that more and more people are opting for vegetable protein shakes or vegan protein shakes . These are usually made from pea, hemp, pumpkin soy or rice. A vegan protein shake is indispensable in the sports diet of someone who consciously chooses this lifestyle, but also people who want to eat less animal proteins could opt for a vegetable shake!

protein blends

Looking for the perfect protein shake? This is also called a protein blend or a mix of different types of proteins. Each type has specific properties, so combine them together et voilà: there you have the ultimate protein shake. That of course sounds very easy. It is not the intention that you get started with blending protein shakes yourself, but these are already ready for you in our webshop! We have different blends that are carefully produced with specific properties. For example, the Milk & Whey consists of both fast and slow absorbing proteins. That's why this protein shake is perfect for bedtime! The pro88 protein shake from First Class Nutrition consists of no less than 6 types of proteins. Professional athletes benefit from a protein shake like this one because the different types of proteins and extended release of their amino acids. This way you avoid having to take a protein shake every 2 or 3 hours.

Quick protein shakes

Fast protein shakes consist of fast proteins. These are quickly absorbed by the body. A good example of such a shake is whey protein. Thanks to the higher insulin response that a whey protein shake has, it is absorbed faster in the body. It causes a rapid increase in amino acids in the blood. This shake is therefore also perfect to take immediately after a workout. The disadvantage is that the release of amino acids is quickly over.

Slow protein shakes

On the other hand, slow protein shakes are digested slowly by the body. These are also called casein shakes. The advantage of this is that the amino acids are released to your body for longer. This protein shake allows your muscles to recover at a leisurely pace. Does your body immediately need proteins, such as after an intensive training? Then go for a quick protein shake such as whey protein.

How many protein shakes per day

A protein shake is therefore a good addition to your diet if you exercise regularly or if you get too little protein from your 'normal' diet. How many protein shakes per day differs per person. For example, a man of 90 kilos needs more calories per day and therefore more protein than a man of 75 kilos. The nutrition center advises to eat between 1.2 and a maximum of 2 grams per kilogram of body weight per day. You can adjust how many protein shakes you take accordingly.

Also, do not take too much protein because this can lead to unnecessary calories and thus promote fat storage.

When to take a protein shake?

You may have heard that you should have a protein shake within 30 minutes of your workout for optimal results. Research has shown that this period is much longer. We can, however, recommend eating a protein-rich meal or drinking a protein shake no more than 3 to 4 hours before exercise.

Buy protein shakes at House of Nutrition

In short: are you looking for the best protein shake? That of course depends entirely on your goal. In any case, we have a wide range of protein shakes in stock so that you are guaranteed to find the perfect variant that meets your wishes and needs. Would you like to receive personal advice about the protein shake that suits you? Or do you have another question? Please contact our customer service via .

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