There are numerous protein supplements that are standard for many sportspeople, bodybuilders, athletes, etc.: casein, multi-component protein (MCP), whey protein or whey isolate. Beef protein, in comparison, is relatively new but is seen by some sportspeople as a real insider tip already. But what exactly is beef protein actually? Beef protein is basically nothing but extremely high concentrated and filtrated protein from beef.
So do you get your steak as a protein shake? Not quite, but almost! Beef protein is filtrated from beef. More precisely, the hydrolyzed protein gets extracted right from the beef und thus is completely natural! Moreover, it is free from lactose and gluten, which is of particular interest to allergy sufferers. Also beef protein contains barely any fat or cholesterol. In return it often gets enriched with essential amino acids (or contains some by nature) and thus can support you in many ways as a supplement.
According to the German Association for Nutrition, an adult has a protein requirement of about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight per day. The requirement may rise with increasing age and intensive physical activity. Especially bodybuilders and sportspeople attempting to grow muscles often eat about 3 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight a day. Since probably nobody wants to eat nothing but steak, many sportspeople count on beef protein in order to save money, benefit from its positive qualities, and to lay out not too lopsided of a diet plan
Beef Protein: Biological Valency
The biological valency indicates how efficiently proteins from food can be converted into endogenous protein. The higher the value the more cellular structure your body is able to build up from the protein – and the less powder or concentrate you need for an efficient muscle buildup. Whole egg, for example, has a biological valency of 100, beef 80, whey protein of 104. The biological valency of beef protein is similar to that of chicken egg and thus ranks among the highest.