What is protein?
Every cell in the human body contains protein. It is a major part of the skin, muscles, organs, and glands. Protein is the major component of most cells, making up more than 50% of our bodies. Protein defines what an organism is, what it looks like, and how it behaves, because the body is made of thousands of proteins. Clever little things!
Why should I take protein?
Protein comes from the Greek word proteios, meaning "primary". This alone indicates the importance of protein in a healthy diet. Proteins are used to produce new tissues for growth, tissue repair and to regulate & maintain body functions. Protein is essential for digestion, protection, immunity. Sounds good to us!
How much protein do I need?
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for the average person is to consume around 0.8 grams of protein per kilo of bodyweight per day, or 0.36 grams per pound of bodyweight. To calculate your recommended daily protein intake, multiply your weight in pounds by 0.36. For example, a 160-pound person would need 160 x 6 = 58 grams of protein a day. Easy enough!
When should I take protein?
Your body needs to consume protein regularly throughout the day to help optimize tissue repair and growth, meaning your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks all need to contain a source of protein. It is also important to consume protein within one hour before or after exercise, so your muscles can replenish properly and become stronger. Your muscle needs amino acids (the building blocks of protein) and energy (carbohydrates) to do the job. That’s where we come in. We are perfect as an on-the-go snack before or after the gym when you need an extra protein boost.
Who needs more protein?
Protein is an important nutrient needed by everyone, of every age on a daily basis. However protein is even more important for growth and development during childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy. The elderly also need to consume high amounts of protein to prevent muscle loss + retain strength. If you exercise regularly you will need a higher protein diet as well.
What are the benefits of Whey Protein?
Whey protein is absorbed by the body and contains all the essential amino acids. It is also high in branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), which promote muscle growth and immune system-boosting glutamine. This form of protein is best to consume post-workout. Three of our flavours contain whey protein - Peanut Butter, Cacao & Orange and Coconut & Macadamia.
What are the benefits of Plant-Based Protein?
Plant Based proteins such as pea and rice are high in fibre, disease fighting phytonutrients, and are naturally low in cholesterol and sodium. Plants are not complete proteins because they tend to miss some of the essential amino acids. So we use a combination of brown rice and pea protein to get all the amino acids found in whey protein. Plant based protein is a sustainable protein source and is vegan friendly.
Four of our flavours contain plant based protein - Peanut Butter, Raspberry Brownie, Lemon & Pistachio and Goji & Coconut.
What are the benefits of Egg White Protein
Egg White protein is easily absorbed by the body and is cholesterol free. Eggs are a high-quality protein source full of vitamins and minerals. This form of protein can also be suitable for those who follow a paleo diet, depending on how strict they are. One of our flavours contains egg white protein - Cherry Bakewell.
Our Protein Balls
How big are the Protein Ball bags?
In each bag, you'll find six little bite-sized protein balls. The bags weigh 45g each!
Are your Protein Balls gluten free?
All of our protein balls are Gluten Free. The two vegan Breakfast Balls contain Gluten Free oats.
Is your packaging recyclable?
You'll recieve your Protein Balls in a box which can be widely recycled. The individual Protein Ball bags cannot be recycled at this stage but we are working on it...so watch this space!
Orders, Delivery & Contact
What payment methods are accepted?
We accept all the common payment methods through Shopify, including PayPal.
How long will delivery take?
UK Standard delivery takes 4 working days but at present, with COVID and our new launch, please allow up to 10 working days.
How can I get in touch?
If you have any feedback or queries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Discount Code T's & C's
Discount codes can only be used once per customer and cannot be used alongside other discounts or offers. Maximum 10 products per order. The Protein Ball Co reserves the right to refuse and refund any orders that exceed 10 products.