It’s a key question for athletes and in recent years, it’s also being asked by regular people: How much protein should people ideally consume?
There is no single answer. Current science does tell us, however, that optimal protein consumption patterns are likely to depend on a number of factors, with the key ones identified thus far being age, physical activity, protein sources and meal amount. In any case, the condition of skeletal muscle is a vital issue for people at all stages and from all walks of life.
Let’s examine the likely protein needs of each life stage – based on research findings over the past few decades. And while we’re doing that, let’s also take a critical look at current Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) used in the US and many other countries, and how well these reflect or do not reflect such findings.
AWARD-WINNING STUDY DETERMINED IF THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF WHEY PROTEIN ARE BECAUSE OF ITS PARTS OR FORMThe ﬁrst study to compare the effects of different whey protein forms together with chronic resistance exercise strengthens our knowledge of hydrolyzed whey protein versus intact whey and the predominant whey fraction, lactoferrin.