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Daily Requirement

Get your fix of protein

Protein is a vital cog in the development and growth of the human body. Every person has different opinions on the amount of protein they need. In general, protein needs are dictated by age, activity level and size.

Depending on your lifestyle, eating habits and more your ideal daily protein intake differs. Also, additional periods of growth such as pregnancy, infancy, childhood require extra proteins to suffice growth and repair needs.

Daily Protein Requirements vary on the following factors:

  • Age

    Age

    A growing child’s protein needs are different from that of an 80 year old male.

  • Gender

    Gender

    Males generally require more protein than women. However, breastfeeding mothers require a higher protein intake as well.

  • Weight

    Weight

    A person who weighs 100kg needs more protein than someone weighing 60kg. Studies show that weight now has more bearing on protein requirements than age.

  • Muscular exertion

    Muscular exertion

    Labour intensive jobs require more protein intake than someone who works at a desk throughout the day.

  • Muscle mass

    Muscle mass

    A physical trainer requires more protein than a marathon runner

  • Health

    Health

    A person recovering from illness needs more protein than someone who is healthy

Daily Protein Requirement for:

  • Infant

    (Age 0-6 months)

    1.16/gms/kg/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 5.4 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 92/kg

  • Infant

    (Age 6-12 months)

    1.69/gms/kg/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 8.4 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 98/kg

  • Children

    (Age 1-3 years)

    16.7gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 12.9 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 1060

  • Children

    (Age 4-6 years)

    20.1 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 18 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 1350

  • Children

    (Age 7-9 years)

    29.5 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 25.1 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 1690

  • Boys

    (Age 10-12 years)

    39.9 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 34.3 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 2190

  • Boys

    (Age 13-15 years)

    54.3 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 47.6 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 2750

  • Boys

    (Age 16-17 years)

    61.5 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 55.4 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 3020

  • Average Man

    60 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 60 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 2730

  • Girls

    (Age 10-12 years)

    40.4 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 35 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 2010

  • Girls

    (Age 13-15 years)

    51.9 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 46.6 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 2330

  • Girls

    (Age 16-17 years)

    55.5 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 52.1 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 2440

  • Average Woman

    55 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 55 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 2230

  • Pregnant Women

    82.2 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Body Weight- 55 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 2850

  • Woman

    77.9 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Lact. (0-6 months)

    Body Weight- 55 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 3450

  • Woman

    70.2 gm/day

    Protein Requirement

    Lact. (6-12 months)

    Body Weight- 55 Kg

    Energy Requirement- (Kcal/day) 3370

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