For all types of training.
Choosing the right protein can be difficult for athletes who practice a wide range of sports. Our versatile multi-component protein has an increased organic value thanks to a combination of different sources of protein, making it the perfect all-rounder.
Nutrition at its best.
Maximised organic value.
Our ideal combination: Whey, casein, egg protein. For maximised organic value and a complete amino acid profile. An optimised balance between rapidly available protein and a long-term supply for your muscles.
- 3k Protein (115)
- Egg Protein (100)
- Soy (85)
- Wheat (60)
Biological value in comparison
Made with milk from grazing cows.
To guarantee that our multi-component protein is of the highest quality, our whey is sourced from the milk of free-range grazing cows. We insist on purity and that's why you will only find whey from pasture milk in our products. We've created a product with a high organic value, using sustainable agriculture and the healthiest residue-free proteins for you.
The new sweetness.
Sweet and no calories - steviol glycosides, purified extracts of the stevia plant, are the perfect sugar substitutes for our multi-component protein. The challenge: Their extreme sweetness. After a lot of trial and error we created the formula for a perfect, toned down sweetness. You will be pleasantly surprised by the taste of our 3K Protein available in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and raspberry flavours.
- No calories
- Pleasantly sweet
- No bitterness
Protein around the clock.
- A quick & long-term supply
- The perfect protein for the evening
- Complete amino acid profile
- For all sports
Frequently asked questions
|Nutritional values||per 100 g1||per 30 g1|
|Energy||1594 kJ / 377 kcal||478 kJ / 113 kcal|
|Fat||4.9 g||1.5 g|
|of which saturated fatty acids||3.5 g||1.0 g|
|Carbohydrates||6.3 g||1.9 g|
|of which sugar||6.2 g||1.8 g|
|Protein||77 g||23 g|
|Salt||0.50 g||0.15 g|
|Amino acids||per 100 g1||per 30 g1|
|Alanine||3668 mg||1100 mg|
|Arginine||2045 mg||613 mg|
|Aspartic acid||7612 mg||2284 mg|
|Cysteine||1456 mg||437 mg|
|Glutamic acid + glutamine||15177 mg||4553 mg|
|Glycine||1606 mg||482 mg|
|Histidine||1705 mg||511 mg|
|Isoleucine2||4549 mg||1365 mg|
|Leucine2||8438 mg||2531 mg|
|Lysine2||7047 mg||2114 mg|
|Methionine2||1680 mg||504 mg|
|Phenylalanine2||2405 mg||722 mg|
|Proline2||4741 mg||1422 mg|
|Serine||4345 mg||1304 mg|
|Threonine2||5028 mg||1509 mg|
|Tryptophan2||1363 mg||409 mg|
|Tyrosine||2990 mg||897 mg|
|Valine2||4076 mg||1223 mg|
1 Nutritional values will differ when a base other than water is used.
2 Essential amino acid.
Mix 30 g (approx. 2 heaped tablespoons) of 3K Protein with 300 ml water or skimmed milk. Fill the shaker with liquid first, then add the 3K Protein powder and shake well for 20-30 seconds. For best results drink 1 - 2 portions a day, immediately after training or in the evening.
3K Protein contains casein protein which keeps the body supplied for up to 7 hours. This means it is not only ideal for endurance athletes, but also for general use before bed to supply the muscles with protein overnight. For a bit of variety we recommend whey protein after training, because it becomes available to your muscles very quickly, providing an effective, targeted supply of protein.
- After training
3K Protein contents
3K Protein is a multi-component protein consisting of whey, casein and egg protein. Multi-component proteins are created to maximise the organic value of different protein sources. This helps achieve maximised bioavailability in the body, meaning our body can efficiently convert the protein supply into the body's own proteins.
Combining different sources of protein also creates a complex amino acid profile which is ideal for muscle building processes and an immediate supply for workouts.
Why is 3K Protein made up of whey, casein and egg protein?
Whey protein is a part of milk protein. It represents the largest portion of our multi-component protein. Due to its immediate availability to the body it is valuable after every kind of training.
Casein protein, is also a part of milk protein. It is a so-called "slow" protein which takes 7 hours before it is completely metabolised by the body. Therefore Casein is ideal for providing the body with a long-lasting supply of protein. The amino acids reach the muscle cells slowly and continuously, thus supporting anabolic (muscle building) processes.
Egg protein, or egg white, is often used in the production of multi-component protein products as it significantly improves the amino acid profile. Eggs have a organic value of 100 which means they can be converted into body protein very efficiently.
Highlights of 3K Protein by foodspring
- Cows fed exclusively on natural plant-based feed
- 72.5% high-quality whey protein, 20% casein protein and 1% egg protein
- High organic value for maximised absorption in the body
- High proportion of essential amino acids for muscle building
3K Protein is ideal for muscle building
The amino acids contained in 3K Protein are important for muscle building processes. The best known essential amino acids that are relevant for building muscle are the BCAAs. The Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs: leucine, isoleucine and valine) become available to the body very quickly and can be metabolised directly in the muscle.
Non-essential amino acids are also very important for intense workouts. They promote muscle growth and maintain muscle definition. A study of 24 athletes published in the Nutrition Journal found that supplementing your diet with multi-component proteins with a high whey protein content can significantly increase not only muscle mass, but also strength and energy.
Furthermore, the casein content in 3K Protein is perfect for putting a stop to catabolic processes (processes which break down muscle) which occur as a result of a lack of a protein supply over an extended period of time. Casein protein supplies the body with a continuous flow of protein elements for up to 7 hours, which it can use for building and repair processes.
The effects of 3K Protein
In the context of the effects of the 3K Protein the term organic value comes up a lot.
The organic value indicates how well the body can convert proteins from food into the body's own proteins. Nutritionist Karl Thomas believed that egg contained the highest possible organic value and gave it the value 100 as a benchmark for all other foods.
Today, many years later, we know there are other foods with a much higher value than 100. These include whey protein with a value of 104 - 110. Multi-component proteins like 3K Protein have a high organic value of 115 - 125.
The amino acid combination of the proteins in 3K Protein is perfectly balanced and can therefore be absorbed perfectly.
Organic values compared
Who should use 3K Protein?
3K Protein is suitable for athletes who want to reap the benefits of a high organic value and multiple sources of protein in one product.
3K Protein is suitable for power athletes and endurance athletes alike because of its balanced amino acid profile and the combination of 3 sources of protein.
The correct intake of 3K Protein
3K Protein can be taken anytime because of its complex amino acid profile and the functionality of the protein combination. The protein is probably best taken first thing in the morning or after training because of its high whey content. Your body will then receive all the premium nutrients it needs during anabolic (muscle building) phases as essential amino acids, which promotes muscle growth.
The casein protein content means that 3K Protein can also be taken in the evening before you go to sleep. Casein is delivered to the muscle cells gradually and uniformly via the bloodstream and takes 7 hours to metabolise completely, providing a constant supply of nutrients overnight. Catabolic processes are prevented and protein biosynthesis (muscle building) can continue without interruption.
But the secret to long-term muscle building is not only supplying the body with protein shakes - you also have to coordinate your diet and training to achieve your physical goal. Integrating high-protein foods into your daily diet ensures that your body has a constant supply of protein elements for maintaining and building muscle.
High-protein animal products include lean meats, fish, quark and yoghurt. Plant-based sources of protein include red lentils, kidney beans, quinoa, peas and nuts. You should have a good mix of plant and animal protein sources in your diet to stay fit long-term.
Possible side effects of 3K Protein
People with severe lactose intolerance may experience stomach pains and digestive discomfort when taking 3K Protein. We recommend switching to our Vegan Protein made from peas, rice and hemp.
Fluid intake is also immensely important when increasing your protein consumption.
If you consume 1.3 - 1.8 g of protein per kilogram of body weight per day, you should drink at least 2 - 3 litres of water. Insufficient fluid intake can result in headaches and tiredness.
Buying 3k protein online – what you need to look out for
When purchasing a multi-component protein like 3K Protein you should ensure that the protein sources are combined in such a way as to maximise the organic value. A high-quality protein should use at least two protein sources and have an organic value of at least 110. A protein of this description will have a high level of bioavailability for the body and will make an ideal supplement for training or for muscle building.
However, the most important aspect to look out for when buying a multi-component protein is the use of high-quality raw materials and certified manufacturing processes.
3K Protein by foodspring is manufactured in Germany using the finest ingredients. We use pasture milk for our proteins, a raw material with special premium features.
You can buy high-quality 3K Protein directly from our online shop.