What is Protein & Why is it an Important Metric?

What is Protein & Why is it an Important Metric?
Protein is a part of every cell in the body. It is measured in nitrogen retention and helps the body to build and repair cells and tissues. Protein is a major component of skin, muscle, bone, organs, hair and nails.

DID YOU KNOW: There are more than 10,000 types of Protein in your body!

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Protein is also a critical part of the processes that fuel your energy and carry oxygen throughout your body in your blood. It also helps make antibodies that fight off infections and illnesses and helps keep cells healthy and create new ones.

For these and many other reasons, Protein is an important part of every diet. The amount of protein an individual needs depends on their age and gender. Not getting enough protein in your diet can lead to health issues e.g tissue can break down and lead to muscle loss.

But more isn’t necessarily better. While it can help build muscle, if you take in too much your body may store the excess as fat.

DID YOU KNOW: Protein is one of three macronutrients.
The unique feature of the Evolt 360 Body Composition Scanner is to provide a personalized macronutrient profile. This includes a recommended daily protein intake based on the customer’s individual goals and body composition. This can either be viewed at the bottom of the results sheet or via the Evolt Active App.

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