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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 1 kg= 2.2 lbs

  5. its 1g/1lb/24hr period


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