I dug around the internet trying to figure out whether protein supplementation was needed for muscle build, or general health. I put together some of my preliminary results in the file linked below.
|Protein supplementation is typically not needed if consuming a balanced diet that already contains high amounts of protein.|
|If you need to supplement protein, Pea plant protein is probably the best bet to avoid allergy issues, vegetarian issues, and digestion blockage and offer a well rounded blend of amino acids.|
|After a workout, make sure you are consuming carbohydrates in addition to around 20-25 g of protein. The muscles need the instant boost from the carbs.|
|0.5 – 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight is good per day for muscle building. No more than 20-50g at a time for maximal absorption|