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The Smartest Way To Use Protein To Build Muscle (Science Explained)

Emily Turner
How much protein should you eat per day for muscle growth? How much protein for fat loss? How much protein for recomp? How much protein can you absorb in one meal? Is a high protein diet safe? Does post-workout protein matter? What are the best sources of protein?

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0:00 Intro
0:47 How much protein per day?
3:41 How much protein can you absorb per meal?
5:29 What are the highest quality proteins?
7:40 Post-workout protein timing
8:02 Pre-bed protein timing
8:47 Is a high protein diet safe?



Daily Protein Intake:

How Much Protein Can You Absorb in a Single Meal?

How Much Protein Can You Use in a Single Meal?

Protein Quality:

Peri-Workout Protein:

Pre-Sleep Protein:

Protein Safety:


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Edited by Jeff Nippard


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