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How Much Protein do I Need

How much protein do I need?

How many times have you heard the statement, "you can get all
the protein you need from a normal diet?" The question is, "need
for what?" There's quite a difference between the need to sustain
life and the need to achieve a premium muscular body. To sustain
life you need about 36 grams of protein per 100 lb. of body weight.
Recent research has shown five times this amount may be
required to obtain maximum increases in strength and lean mass.

A Little Known Secret

Did you know protein can actually influence your body's ability to build
muscle, burn fat, or gain weight, depending on how you use it?
Increasing your protein intake almost always results in greater
muscularity. Protein in large amounts, 1.5 to 2 grams per pound of
body weight maxes out the amino acid content of the muscles, giving
them a harder, fuller appearance. Your hormonal system also gets
involved, switching over from fat storing to a fat burning mode through
the release of the hormone glucagon. This fat burning hormone is
released in response to a greater protein/carbohydrate ratio in your
diet. You could simply lower carbohydrates, but if you did you'd lose
a lot of muscle.

Try It And See

Try doubling your protein intake for a few days and watch what happens!
It only takes a matter of days to notice a big difference in terms of
muscularity and strength. One of the pioneers in bodybuilding nutrition,
Rheo H. Blair, used this secret to perform bodybuilding miracles on
hundreds of less than average physiques. He transformed Jim Park from
an average bodybuilder to Mr. America in less than four months. (No
steroids folks, this was in the 50's.) In the 60's, Larry Scott used Blair's
methods to overcome genetic limitations and become the first
Mr. Olympia.

Note: Rheo Blair was a famous nutritionist. Health faddists, movie stars,
celebrities and professional bodybuilders from around the country
flocked to him for his expertise and his high quality protein products.

All the great bodybuilders of the 50's, 60's and 70's (Arnold, Frank
Zane, Larry Scott, etc.) followed this guy's advice and got in the biggest
and best shape of their lives. He had the secret of achieving steroid-like
results without d.rugs.

Rheo rationalized that the highest quality protein in terms of supporting
human growth and well-being would be found closer to home - in
mother's milk. It is the food that has been honed by millions of
years of evolution to nourish newborns and carry them through their
most rapid period of growth. Plus, enzymes found in milk, such as
colostrum and lactoferrin, were believed to have powerful immune
system-enhancing properties. His famous protein powder was based
on the amino acid ratios in mothers milk.

As Rheo Blair products began to fill the shelves of health food stores
stories abounded of the awesome physical transformations he
performed on hundreds of "hopeless cases," regularly turning
97-pound weaklings into strapping men by way of his protein and a
vigorous volume-based weight training routine.

Similar results were being reported by even advanced bodybuilders
on the Blair system. In an article in the May 1967 issue of Iron Man
magazine a bodybuilder wrote, 'After being on Rheo's program for
only three weeks, I made more gains than I had in the past six years.
I put almost a half-inch on my arms. And after two months I [put on]
almost 20 pounds [of pure muscle]."

Blair died an untimely death in the early 1980's, some say his
protein powder was better then anything on the market today. But
almost forgotten are his amino acid capsules that bodybuilders did
anything they could to get their hands on, because of their almost
magic muscle building and fat burning effects.

After years of looking we feel we have found an Amino Acid
supplement that lives up to Blair's.

We feel that Nitrobol is the best protein "supplement" ever. It's the
best because it has a "Net Nitrogen Utilization" (NNU) of 99%. That
means that 99% of what you take in is utilized by your body!
Compare that to whey protein alone which yields a NNU of only 12%!

Most of today's leading protein powders offer 17 grams of whey
protein per serving. However, the NNU is only 2.04 grams. That
means that only 2.04 grams of the 17 grams will be utilized by your
body. It's incredible that only 2,000 mg (4 capsules) of Nitrobol equals
the 17 gram serving of today's' leading protein powder!

Nitrobol is pre-digested and fully absorbed in less than 23 minutes.
This means the muscle-building aminos get to your muscle cells
FAST to induce and support muscle hypertrophy (growth). Dietary
protein takes 3 to 4 hours to be digested.


This article was provided by Shape 2 Tone
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