Protein powder

Protein powder for all your goals

Protein powder is the easiest way to provide your body with high-quality proteins in a concentrated form.

We'll show you how you can benefit from taking protein powder and how to identify high-quality protein powders.

We'll suggest protein powders that are ideal for muscle building and for losing weight and explain the differences between them.

1. The benefits of protein powders

In addition to weight and endurance training, the key to a strong and beautiful body is a sufficient intake of protein.

Proteins are the building blocks for our muscles. But not only that, they also have an effect on our skin and hair.

  • Suitable for muscle building
  • Helps prevent cravings
  • Easy to combine with other ingredients
  • Can be used for baking

Protein is easy to integrate into everyday life in the form of protein shakes: a quick and easy way to help cover the demands of a high-protein diet.

And it's not only men that can benefit from using protein shakes. Protein shakes are suitable for women, too.1

2. The qualitiy of protein powders

The market for protein powders is huge. And for the consumer it is often difficult to recognise good quality. 

We want to make the market more transparent and provide you with criteria that will help you identify "high-quality" protein powders.

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The quality characteristics of protein shakes

  • At least 75 g protein per 100 g protein powder, depending on the protein
  • High quality raw materials, made in Germany
  • No artificial colourants, sweeteners or preservatives
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  • Less than 75 g protein per 100 g protein powder
  • Cheap raw materials from Eastern Europe or China
  • Use of artificial sweeteners, preservatives and colourants

3. Protein powder for muscle building

In addition to weight training and an appropriate diet, protein powder is key to building muscle.

The need for protein increases with the intensity of the workout and your physical constitution (size, weight, age, etc.).

If you're looking to build muscle, a sufficient intake of protein is required to enable new muscle cells to grow.

In conjunction with a calorie surplus of 300-500 kcal a day, the body goes into anabolic mode and can afford the "luxury" of building new muscle.

We recommend 1.5 to 1.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight a day for muscle building. For a person weighing 80 kilograms this would equate to about 144 grams of protein. 

Whey Protein – the classic
For: Quick supply of nutrients
Characteristic: Quick metabolic availability
When: Right after your workout
3k Protein – the all-rounder
For: Quick & long-term supply of nutrients
Characteristic: Optimised protein combination
When: Perfect after an evening workout
It is generally recommended to cover this protein requirement with natural protein sources. That is often easier said than done. 

Protein powder can be, for example, consumed in the form of a shake directly after a workout or as a high-protein snack between meals. Very simple and straightforward. 

A freshly-prepared protein shake provides the body with up to 20 grams of high-quality protein.

4. Protein powder for losing weight

Reducing body fat places our body – and especially the muscles – under a lot of stress.

A negative energy balance (calorie deficit of 500-800 kcal a day) places our muscles in a catabolic state (breaking down muscle).

A diet-related calorie deficit combined with intense physical exertion makes it particularly important to ensure a consistently high protein intake.

The main priority during a diet is to maximise fat reduction without losing muscle mass. 

Taking protein powder when trying to lose weight can help you achieve that goal. 

Specially-designed protein shakes like the Shape Shake, for example, can be used to supplement one meal a day.


Shape Shake – the weight loss shake
For: Achieving a calorie deficit with ease
Characteristic: Very filling
When: As an evening meal or dessert alternative
Vegan Protein – the plant-based alternative
For: Protein shake for vegans who want to lose weight
Characteristic: 100% plant-based, gluten-free and soya-free
When: Morning, evening or after a workout

As part of a weight reduction diet combined with regular exercise, we recommend a daily protein intake of 1.8 - 2 g protein per kilogram of body weight.

This not only ensures a positive nitrogen balance for maintaining muscle mass, a high protein intake as part of a body toning diet also helps you feel fuller for longer.

5. Protein powders compared

Shape Shake - Protein powder for your figure

The Shape Shake is the ideal protein powder for body sculpting.

It is low in calories and also contains high-quality proteins from readily-available whey protein.

The additional fibre in the form of inulin from chicory root means that Shape Shake contributes to healthy intestinal flora despite a reduced-calorie diet.

The Shake is rounded off with natural, plant-based stevia sweetness and the admixture of the addition of the popular amino acid compound L-carnitine.

Shape Shake Erdbeere Dose
Shape Shake
  • Proteins from the milk of pasture-raised cows for a tight body
  • Inulin fibre from the chicory root
  • L-carnitine for body shaping

Whey Protein - The classic for muscle building

Whey protein from high-quality whey concentrate and isolate is the ideal protein powder for muscle building.

Its high content of essential amino acid ensures a positive nitrogen balance, which puts the muscles into the anabolic state needed to add muscle mass. 

Whey protein is absorbed very quickly by the body, making it perfect for mornings or right after a workout. Taken at these times, all the required nutrients are made available to the body directly to actively support muscle building processes.

Whey Protein
Whey Protein
  • Premium quality whey protein from grazing cows
  • No chemical residue
  • Made in Germany

Organic Protein - Certified organic protein powder

Premium protein powders now also come in organic quality.

A basic requirement is the use of ingredients that come exclusively from certified organic farms.

foodspring Organic Protein uses milk protein as a raw material with a natural distribution of 80% casein and 20% whey protein.

The flavours are natural, achieved using real vanilla pods (vanilla flavour) and premium cocoa powder (chocolate flavour).

No artificial sweeteners necessary! The protein powder gets its sweetness from raw cane sugar.

Organic protein
Organic protein
  • Organic milk protein from organic sources
  • No artificial sweeteners
  • Made in Germany

Vegan Protein - 100% plant-based protein powder

There are various plant-based protein sources. Soya is often used in protein powders.

Soya is a valuable, high-quality protein. Vegans usually consume relatively high volumes of soya. In the interest of a balanced diet, it is worth giving some other plant sources a try.

High-quality plant-based protein sources include rice, hemp, peas and sunflower seeds.

Combined into a multi-component protein, they form a full amino acid profile and provide the body with all the essential amino acids. 

Vegan Protein contains an impressive amount of minerals and omega-3 fatty acids and offers optimised bio-availability of the protein content.

Vegan Protein
Vegan Protein
  • Protein made from peas, rice, hemp, sunflowers
  • Rich in essential amino acids
  • Made in Germany

3K Protein - The protein powder all-rounder

Multicomponent protein powders like our 3K Protein are characterised by a particularly high biological value. A high biological value means that your body can optimally convert the protein consumed into the body's own protein, making it highly usable.

3K Protein Himbeere Dose
3K Protein
  • Whey and casein from real pasture milk
  • Egg protein for a complete amino acid profile
  • Made in Germany

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Sources

1 Höfer, Rebecca: Protein powder for women, www.womenshealth.de