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Understanding Protein

Price is per online user. Applicable EU VAT is added.

Protein is an essential macronutrient, and it’s role in the diet of the fitness enthusiast has been highlighted by the proliferation of protein supplements on supermarket shelves; this course helps to unpack the role of protein in the diet, the significance of amino acids, as well as protein intake recommendations. We also discuss supplementation and the safety, effectiveness and contraindications relating to this topic.

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On completion of this course you will be able to:

o Describe the dietary role of protein
o Identify the structure of protein as combinations of amino acids
o Identify the two main categories of protein
o Explain the significance of essential and non-essential amino acids
o Identify the potential energy content of protein in kcals per gram
o Briefly describe the metabolism of protein
o Identify sources of protein and discuss the quality of these sources based on their amino acid content
o Describe current recommendations for protein intake in relation to total energy
o Describe when protein requirements may be increased
o Describe protein supplementation
o Describe what happens if we over or under consume protein
o Identify considerations for individuals following a vegetarian/vegan diet
o Describe safety, effectiveness and contraindications relating to protein supplementation


For multiple purchase discounts or to find out if discounts are available on mixed course purchases please phone a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218.

Payment Options

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