The Best Protein Options for Bodybuilding
Proteins are units which are involved in building up the body’s cells. The muscle cells are composed of basic protein structures known as amino acids.
A bodybuilder’s consumption of proteins is determined by the number of tasks they perform and whether they are taking any supplements. Three quarters of a protein gram per body weight should be the minimum protein intake for any bodybuilder. For the average male, daily protein intake should be 120 grams.
Lean meats are known to contain more protein content than less lean ones. However, not many have the courage to take unusual combinations on their list of meals in the name of adding up to their daily protein need. It is for this cause that protein supplements packaged in protein shakes have become very common among bodybuilders.
Coming in diverse flavors, protein shakes are now up for grabs more than before. MRP (Meal Replacement) and Protein Shakes are the two types of protein shakes available on sale. MRPs are not preferred as much by bodybuilders due to their increased fat and carbohydrate content. Protein Shakes have carbohydrates below 5g and proteins between 20-25g, which favors the bodybuilders who would wish to hit the 200g per day target much faster.
Each protein shake carries different combinations of protein supplements, of which 5 are the most paramount. The best way for a bodybuilder to gain maximum gain from these chief proteins is to analyze their benefits and see which combinations would work suit their needs best.
Whey, a dairy protein, is reported to be the best of them. Due to its rich endowment with branched amino acids, it is used as a standard against all other proteins. However, products containing 100% whey are reported to contain high lactose amounts, which pose digestion difficulties and boating.
Casein, also from milk, is known for taking longer digestion periods in the stomach. Though lesser in body-building capacity than whey, its slow digestive nature makes it the best bedtime snack. This is because it supplies the muscle cells adequately during the long rest.
Egg protein, though quite costly, is easily digestible and has good bio-availability. Though with all the great qualities, the egg protein amino acid make-up is still not as good as that of whey.
The Genus protein, which is extracted from the yellow pea, stands out as a high quality vegetable protein. Carrying the largest amounts of arginine and glutamine, the Genus protein makes the best mate for whey protein. With very low fat levels, it is the easiest to digest.
Soy protein, is characterized by female-like estrogen agents which enhance smoothening and fattening of muscles, thus being avoided by bodybuilders.
Therefore, the best combination is a blend of whey and genus proteins.