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by Shawn LeBrun
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One of the most important things to do if you want to build muscle mass is to get enough protein in your diet, each and every day.

It's no surprise that protein (amino acids) builds muscle and if you do not get enough of it, gaining muscle is nearly impossible.

Out of the many protein sources out there, whey protein is the most useable by the body and is the most likely to help you build muscle mass.

Dairy products as well as eggs, cottage cheese, soy and vegetable protein also contain good amounts of protein.

Whey protein (the highest quality and best form of protein) provides the body with the necessary building blocks to produce amino acids that are used for building muscle tissue.

Whey protein contains the perfect combination of overall amino acid makeup... and in just the right concentrations for optimal performance in the body. Both hormonal and cellular responses seem to be greatly enhanced with supplementation of whey protein.

Whey protein also plays a role as an antioxidant and an immune system builder. Most importantly, consistent whey protein intake coupled with exercise will help you build muscle mass in less time.

Since athletes and bodybuilders work out often, protein levels become depleted. By being a direct precursor to building muscle and essential amino acids, such as glutamine (a muscle enhancer, endurance builder, and muscle deterioration reducer), the content from high quality whey protein will help one's muscles recover and grow faster by bring up the levels of protein.

With dieting and those wishing to lose some extra fat, whey protein can be very useful because a good intake of protein balances blood sugar levels, while carbohydrates cause blood sugar levels to fluctuate. When the blood sugar levels stay balanced, one is not as prone to rampant eating and has more energy and greater fat loss. Whey protein allows a person to control his or her diet effectively. Most people who want to change their body for the better could benefit from whey protein supplementation.

To build muscle mass, bodybuilders who want serious gains generally consume 150 grams of protein per day. Extremely high doses of whey protein is not recommended, as this will cause the body's liver to be overloaded and you won't get the same benefits as with a consistent lower amount taken three to five times per day.

50 percent of your daily calories should come from protein. It's important to maintain a positive nitrogen balance throughout the day, so it's essential to spread your protein intake over the entire day. The standard equation is easy: take your weight in pounds and multiply it with 1 or 1.5, so that's 200-300 grams of protein daily for a 200 pound bodybuilder. Now divide this by the number of meals you take in a day. If you eat 5 meals, that comes down to 40-60 grams of protein per meal. If you eat 8 meals that's 25-37 grams per meal.

This will ensure you have enough protein during the day to help you build muscle mass.

So whey is the best protein, especially on a diet. It also supplies the most aminos bodybuilders use. Whey protein is the only choice when on a diet. When on low-carb diets whey can function as an alternate source of energy, sparing hard-earned muscle protein and glutamine stores within the body.

Bottom line... if you want to build muscle mass, it's important that you consume enough protein, each and every day, to give your body the building blocks of muscle tissue.

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