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Types of Proteins for Bodybuilders

Nowadays, it looks like there are more and more bodybuilders ingesting more protein in one form 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.

Regardless of the type of protein – milk, soy, casein, or whey, it’s all about one thing: protein, the components of muscles. So now the question is, what form of protein works perfectly for bodybuilders?

Whey protein powder NZ in now a favorite supplement for those wanting to put on muscle and improve their physiques as well and health. To know which protein is best for a certain need, you should use a particular gauge, such as protein quality tests. The most widely used condition to measure the quality of a protein powder NZ is Biological Value (BV), the amount of nitrogen (body protein in grams) substitutable by 100 grams of protein in the adult diet.

Protein powder NZ that has the highest BV is accepted by many as the best for growth promotion, although this is an often disputed point among scientists. Most scientists directly involved with protein research, however, are in agreement that a higher BV indicates better digestion, use and retention of protein in the body. As well, that means more lean tissue gained provided all else – caloric intake, exercise type, 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 roughly 104, while the next highest BV is 100, for a full egg.

Again, BV is but one criterion for proteins, and even if it is important, people usually make too big a deal of it. Beef, for example, has a relatively low BV yet it has been a constant protein for athletes and non-athletes for a long time. 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? Anything in excess of what you need is actually just excreted through your urine, so the answer is no. But should you prefer to take in higher than usual amounts of this macronutrient, make sure you take calcium and magnesium supplements as well since protein has a tendency to use up the body’s supply of both minerals.