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Proteins, the Boxer’s Ally?

by Eloiza

As you may know, proteins are one of the main components of our envelope and also fulfill the highly important role of internal messengers.

They are part of our bones, our muscles, our skin, play a role in our immune system, are present in each of our cells… In short, without them we do not do much.

The most surprising thing about all this? This is that despite all the key roles they occupy, the body does not know how to manufacture them and they must therefore be brought by food.

If we look at the constitution of a protein, we see that they are made up of more or less long and complex chains of amino acids. We now know that there are 20 different amino acids that can be combined in different ways. There is therefore almost infinite possible combinations and therefore an almost unlimited number of different proteins.

It is therefore easy to understand that just by wanting to take “proteins” the choice quickly becomes complex.

Fortunately for us, we can focus on a particular category of proteins since among the 20 amino acids we were talking about at the moment, 8 are said to be essential and must therefore necessarily be brought by food, while the other 12 are said to be non-essential because they can be made using the first 8.

It is therefore understood that only 8 amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine, lysine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan and phenylalanine) are of particular interest to us.

We can easily guess, given the importance of proteins, that a deficiency of proteins can have catastrophic consequences on our body.

And indeed, the consequences can range from simple fatigue to a decrease in vision, weakened ligaments and even worse.

We have already seen that the body does not know how to make proteins without feeding the essential amino acids, but it turns out that it does not know how to store them either. It is therefore essential to consume enough protein on a daily basis.

It is then that food supplements can become interesting, since they prevent deficiencies while developing muscle volume and regeneration.

Obviously, given the multitude of existing proteins, there is much more than one protein-based supplement. Which ones are the most suitable for boxers?

Two names always stand out as soon as the subject is addressed. These are creatine and BCAAs.

You will also find all vegetable proteins in the ” VEGAN Protein” category

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