This protein may build muscles better than milk protein

In a new study, researchers found that Quorn protein could build muscles better more effectively than milk protein.

They found that mycoprotein, the protein-rich food source that is unique to Quorn products, can stimulate post-exercise muscle building to a greater extent.

The research was done by a team from the University of Exeter.

Current recommendations for protein intake are too low.

Some scientists have calculated that minimum protein requirements could have been underestimated by as much as 30-50% in some people.

Previous research has shown that animal proteins like milk are an excellent source for muscle growth. They provide a useful comparison for testing other protein sources.

In the new study, the team examined 20 healthy, trained young men at rest and following a bout of strenuous resistance exercise.

They focused on the digestion of protein, which allows amino acids (the building blocks of protein) to increase in the bloodstream and then become available for muscle protein building.

The young men performed the exercise and were then given either milk protein or Quorn protein.

Their muscle building rates were then measured in the hours following protein consumption.

The team found that while those who ingested milk protein increased their muscle building rates by up to 60%, those who had Quorn protein increased their muscle growth rates by more than double this.

The finding shows that mycoprotein, the main ingredient in all Quorn products, is a more effective source of protein to promote muscle growth.

The team says that the result may encourage people to choose non-animal sources of protein to support muscle growth with training.

Quorn protein can stimulate muscles to grow faster in the hours following exercise compared with a typical milk protein (milk protein).

Future work needs to see whether these findings can be confirmed in longer-term training studies in various populations.

One author of the study is Dr. Benjamin Wall, Associate Professor of Nutritional Physiology, University of Exeter.

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