People are very curious and sometimes anxious when it comes to Protein and Protein Supplements. Hopefully our answers to these popular queries related to Protein and Protein supplements will not only help dispel some myths, but also help underscore the importance of protein in our diets.


Who are protein supplements for?

Anyone who wants to live a healthy and active life is a prospect beneficiary of protein supplements. These are some of the reasons why you might want to use them.

  • To live a healthy life
  • Recover from injuries
  • Fill in the nutritional deficiency
  • During pregnancy and post delivery
  • Starting a fitness program
  • If you enjoy a vegetarian lifestyle
  • If you’re elderly or are facing weakness

Are protein supplements necessary, and how will they help me?

The problem with today’s hectic lifestyle is that it’s difficult to meet your daily body’s requirement from your diet. Protein supplements not only contain complete proteins, but are also fortified with vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates, all of which are essential for the body. Since protein supplements contain all the nine essential amino acids they provide you with nourishment that is hard to get from your daily diet. Some of the other advantages of including protein supplements in your diet are:

  • Muscle gain
  • Increased stamina
  • Enhanced nutrition
  • Helps in recovery
  • Reduces hunger

How does protein helps in the growth and repair of our body?

Whenever we eat food, our body breaks down the proteins present in our diet to produce amino acids. These amino acids are subsequently used for the production of enzymes, hormones, antibodies and neurotransmitters, all of which are required by our body to function properly.

What are the best sources of protein?

Meat, poultry, beef, fish, egg, milk, beans, pulses and nuts are some of the foods that are rich in protein.

How much protein do I need on a daily basis?

According to the RDA, an adult who doesn’t exercise requires 1gm protein/kg of his/her weight, while those who exercise require 1.2 gm protein/kg of their weight. Of course the requirements for infants, children, teens and pregnant women differ.

What exactly is protein?

Protein is the magic nutrient that your body needs to function properly. Present in every part of your body, from skin, hair, blood, muscles, body organs to even fingernails, it’s simply impossible to think of life without protein. Proteins are considered indispensable when it comes to the growth, repair and maintenance of your body. Besides development, it’s essential for a number of reasons like healings of wounds, replacement of dead cells & production of antibodies.

Do I need to take doctor’s recommendation before I take supplements?

Specialized conditions like recovery or illness may require a certain type of supplement so doctor’s advice only helps. However if you are just looking to meet your daily requirements and want a healthier life, then you don’t require doctor’s recommendation. Protinex is one such supplement that can be taken by anyone, irrespective of gender and age.

The only word of caution is for those who have a kidney problem, they should consult their doctor first. Also if you are allergic to soy then choose a protein supplement that doesn’t contain soy, e.g. you can choose a supplement that contains whey or egg.

What is Protinex?

Spreading healthy smiles for more than 57 years, Protinex is one of India’s most favoured nutritional supplements that is both wholesome and easy to digest. Packed with hydrolysed proteins and fortified with right amounts of carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins, it provides complete nourishment and strength to your body.

It is:

  • A complete drink that has got everything from vitamins, minerals to proteins
  • A Protein Supplement which has 50% more protein than others
  • Made of hydrolyzed proteins which makes absorption and digestion easy

What are the different Protinex products in market?

  • Protinex  is a high protein supplement that helps in faster recovery from illness. It can also be consumed as part of a daily diet. Protinex is also available in exciting flavours like Tasty Chocolate, Vanilla Delight, Elaichi & FruitMix
  • Protinex Diabetes Care is a protein supplement designed to control Hyperglycemia and control the blood sugar levels.
  • Mama Protinex is a protein rich supplement that contains high quality protein and DHA, essential for your baby’s proper health and development.
  • Protinex Junior wraps 37 Vital Nutrients including proteins, fats and carbohydrates ensuring proper physical and mental growth of your child.
  • Protinex Grow is specially formulated with ingredients to aid 2nd Growth Spurt seen in children aged 8 – 15 years.
  • Protinex Bytes is your On the Go nutrition partner available in easy to consume diskette format. Protinex Bytes provides High Protein and 26 Essential Nutrients to help fulfil your daily nutritional needs in a convenient manner.

What is the recommended dosage of Mama Protinex?

25gm, thrice a day, is what we recommend, as it provides 60mg DHA which is fundamental to the growth & development of the baby, and completely meets the protein requirement. But Ask your physician about how your dosages should be moderated.

How should a vegetarian meet his protein intake?

Since vegetarian sources contain less protein than animal sources, you need to consume adequate amount of beans, milk and pulses to meet your daily intake, something that requires utmost determination. One way to meet the requirement is by using supplements that ensure your body gets the essential nutrients in one single spoon.

Is excess protein bad for my body?

Protein helps your body grow, but keep your consumption in moderation, as per the recommended doses, or as per your physician’s guidance. Also, people with kidney problems should consult their doctor before using any protein supplement.

What is the recommended dosage of Protinex original?

2 table spoons in 200 ml of milk, twice a day.