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Choosing the Right Protein for Your Bodybuilding Pursuits

Today, it appears like more and more bodybuilders are taking in more protein of some kind or another. Simply walk around the local grocery store, and you’ll surely find a whole range of protein-supplemented cereals and even “high”-protein oatmeal.

Whether the protein is whey, soy, milk or casein, it’s all about one thing: protein, the muscles’ building blocks. So now the question is, what kind of protein works particularly well for bodybuilders?

Whey protein powder NZ has turned into a favorite supplement for those who seek to put on muscle and improve their appearance as well as their health. To know which protein is best for a certain need, you should use a particular gauge, such as protein quality tests. The most frequently used standard to measure the quality of a protein powder NZ is Biological Value (BV), the amount of nitrogen (body protein in grams) exchangeable with 100 grams of protein in the adult diet.

Protein powder NZ having the highest BV is taken by many as the best for promoting growth, but this is a widely disputed claim among scientists. However, majority of scientists directly involved with protein research concur a greater the BV means better protein digestion, use and retention in the body. That also indicates more lean tissue gained when all else – workout choice, calories, etc.- are the same.

Being a complete protein with a very high BV, whey protein powder NZ contains every essential and nonessential amino acid there is, including the highest branched-chain amino acid content nature has to offer. The BV of whey is about 104, while the next highest BV is 100, for a complete egg.

Again, BV is just a single criterion for proteins, and while important, people tend to make too big a fuss of it. For instance, beef has a rather low BV but has been a primary protein source for athletes (and non-athletes) for so long. Soy has a low BV but has a lot of potentially helpful properties. Therefore, as an overall guide to choosing a protein powder NZ, BV is something to look into but must not cause you to forget other proteins.

How Much Protein?

The least amount of protein that you need to consume for growing muscle is 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight (if you weigh 200 pounds, for instance, then the lowest amount of protein you need to take in is 200 grams to bring muscle growth). You may ask, can I take too much protein? Whatever excesses you take are actually simply excreted from your body through your urine, so no, you can’t take too much protein. But if you choose to take in greater than usual amounts of the macronutrient, it is recommended you take calcium and magnesium supplements too as protein has a tendency to deplete both minerals in the body.

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