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actual protein needs

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 18, 2013 at 12:59 PM

supplement companies often promote 1g protein per pound of bodyweight + frequent meals witch is obvious bullshhit. eating frequency is proven to be irrelevant and it is also proven that protein synthesis will do just fine with lower amought of protein.

coming for a body-building background, i was wondering how much protein is actually need(not in therms of satiation).

whats would be the optimal ratio of amino acids(complete\ incomplete) and how much?

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on February 19, 2013
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thank you greymouser

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on February 18, 2013
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The actual protein need is very low. Assuming an otherwise broad spectrum of amino acids, the only thing that protein really gives us (that nothing else really does) is bioavailable nitrogen. The required amount of nitrogen, from protein, is from about 40g of protein per day. 40g per day should be considered the lowest actual daily need of protein, from any bioavailable source - animal or plant.

This number is much too low as an optimal amount, however. Nitrogen is the chemical that makes protein requisite at a certain amount, but it says nothing about the range of required amino acids you would get from any one protein source, nor does it mention any sort of optimal balance between protein versus carbs and fat.

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on February 19, 2013
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thank you greymouser

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on February 18, 2013
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I read somewhere that 1.4g/kg total body weight was the most required for muscle synthesis/growth and that anything over that had no further effect. Anyone know what study im referring too? Cant remember exactly where I read that. I seem to do fine on less than that but I also eat very high carb and am not currently seeking additional muscle growth.

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on February 18, 2013
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I read somewhere that 1.4g/kg total body weight was the most required for muscle synthesis/growth and that anything over that had no further effect. Anyone know what study im referring too? Cant remember exactly where I read that. I seem to do fine on less than that but I also eat very high carb and am not currently seeking additional muscle growth.

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