In a variety of sports, athletes often seek to lose weight while keeping muscle for a competitive advantage. For example, these can include athletes in any form of fitness competition, bodybuilding, or even combat sports [...]
The human body is capable of digesting large quantities of protein, but not all of it is used to synthesize muscle. Following a meal, protein digestion starts in the stomach by pepsin in the presence [...]
In its most recent position stand on protein, the International Society of Sports Nutrition, or ISSN, wrote that exercising individuals need approximately 1.4 to 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day (1).