Protein requirement

Protein requirement

Please find below the international consensus guidelines for protein requirements.

Minimum requirements to prevent dietary deficiencies1   0.8-1 g pro kg Körpergewicht
General protein recommendations2   1.2-2.0 g pro kg Körpergewicht
High intensities2   >2 g pro kg Körpergewicht
Weight management, convalescence, regeneration 2   >2 g pro kg Körpergewicht



1  WHO Technical Report Series 935. Protein and Amino Acid Requirements in Human Nutrition: report of a joint FAO/WHO/UNU expert consultation. Report of a JointWHO/FAO/UNU Expert Consultation. 2011.

Thomas DT et al.: Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance. J Acad Nutr Diet, 2016 Mar; 116(3):501-528