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What’s the Best Protein for Building Muscle? A Simple Science-Based Answer

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What’s the Best Protein for Building Muscle? A Simple Science-Based Answer

If you want to know what science says about the best types of protein for building muscle, and which is going to be best for you, then you want to watch this video.

Are all types of protein equally good for building muscle?

It depends on whom you ask.

Many vegans and vegetarians will tell you that plant proteins are just as good as animal sources, if not better.

And most hard-shell bodybuilders will laugh that at the idea that you can get big on a plant-based diet.

“How many jacked vegans do you know?” they’ll ask. “Exactly. You gotta eat meat to gain mass, bro.”

Well, who’s right?

Is there something about animal proteins that makes them especially anabolic?

Are plant proteins inherently deficient in some way and unsuitable to muscle building?

And, bottom line, what types of protein should we be eating to gain muscle as efficiently as possible?

Let’s find out.

References

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17478528

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19403715

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8172124

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2710749

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  • Rafael Wagner

    “How many jacked vegans do you know?” they’ll ask. “Exactly. You gotta eat meat to gain mass, bro.”

    How about Bill Pearl??

    • Well, I actually think you can get pretty jacked on a vegan diet, see this: https://www.muscleforlife.com/vegan-bodybuilding/

      And from what I’ve read, Pearl was a vegetarian, not a vegan, who also ate meat for most of his career. As I mentioned, though, it’s not a requirement for getting big.

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