To build muscle is it 1g per kg or 1g per lb?

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    To build muscle is it 1g per kg or 1g per lb?


    In this article from right here on AM, it says 1g per kilogram of weight. I always understood it was atleast 1g per lb of weight. What is the science behind all this?
    Which one is the right one? l8er

    Protein: Moving Closer to Center Stage

    When it comes to nutrients, protein hasn't gotten much attention. Like a quiet child in a classroom of rowdies, it's often been overshadowed by fat, carbohydrates, and vitamins. That's changing.

    Surprisingly little is known about protein and health. We know that adults need a minimum of 1 gram of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day to keep from slowly breaking down their own tissues. That's about 9 grams of protein for every 20 pounds. Beyond that, there's relatively little solid information on the ideal amount of protein in the diet, a healthy target for calories contributed by protein, or the best kinds of protein.

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    Keep in mind that's not for people who workout. 1g per kg of bodyweight, for a 200lb person like myself, is about 90g of protein. I have that much before 10am.
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    key word is "minimum" in that article. Try surviving on the FDA 2,000 diet, not a great idea for anyone but a couch potato.

    I don't know of any solid research, but it is pretty much BB common law that you need much more than that.

    I like 1.5-2g per lb (usually around 1.85).
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    1 kg= 2.2 lbs
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    its 1g/1lb/24hr period
  

  
 

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