Muscle for Life

Dr. Stuart Phillips on Optimizing Protein Intake for Muscle Growth



How much protein can your body actually use in one sitting? Is there an upper limit to muscle protein synthesis? Does protein timing really matter?  If you're serious about gaining muscle, you've likely asked these questions and many more like them. To help answer these questions, I interviewed Dr. Stuart Phillips, a world-renowned protein researcher who has published more than 450 peer-reviewed articles. He’s a bonafide protein metabolism expert. In this episode, we discuss the findings of a recent groundbreaking study that challenged the common belief that there's a limit to how much protein your body can use in one meal. Dr. Phillips breaks down the study's surprising results and shares his insights on optimal protein intake for muscle growth. He also delves into other fascinating topics like the role of protein as you age, the anabolic window, and the "first meal effect." Whether you're a bodybuilder, athlete, or simply looking to optimize your fitness, this episode will prov