With an aim to drive conversations around the critical need to maintain adequate muscle strength among Indian adults through the right protein and nutrition intake, Protinex, the flagship brand of Danone India, launched a new commercial on television and digital platforms. The TVC (television commercial) portrays the life of an Indian adult who is unable to carry out basic household chores due to tiredness and lack of strength. The TVC culminates with an expert shedding light on muscle loss as one age and expresses his concern over the declining muscle strength of Indians over 30 years of age. The slice of life TVC was conceptualized by DDB Mudra and draws inspiration from our daily life and demonstrates how declining strength encumbers an individual’s ability to enjoy life with his family.
Poor muscle mass and strength of Indians is a growing concern. A sedentary lifestyle among adults in India has become more common than before. People above 30 are now experiencing multiple health problems due to lack of physical activity, improper diets, and poor lifestyle choices, leading to tiredness and lack of strength. As per a recent study – more than a whopping 70% of Indian adults have poor muscle health with 68% lacking adequate protein levels. The low consumption of vital nutrients has led to nutritional deficiencies among people, thereby causing a decline in their energy levels to perform regular tasks, and lower physical stamina and wellbeing.
Sriram Padmanabhan, Marketing director, Danone India commented, “Protinex is committed to creating awareness about Protein. Indians often neglect protein in their diets and the core reason behind this is a lack of understanding of adequate protein intake and the pivotal role it plays in helping one lead an active and healthy life. Through this TVC, our intent is to build awareness around the fact that muscle loss can lead to lack of strength, if not addressed appropriately with adequate protein intake and physical activity.”
Pallavi Chakravarti, Creative head-West, DDB Mudra, “As someone who was 30 a long time ago, it really shook me up to know about the muscle loss and weakness that starts to creep up on us post thirty years of age. Because it is not outwardly visible, we end up telling ourselves that we don’t feel the tiredness either. Time to acknowledge the need for protein and therefore, for Protinex in our daily lives. Through this TVC we want to bring alive the dilemma grappling Indian adults as they deal with a decline in the health of their muscles.”