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    DeviLFisH is offline Senior Member
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    Question Spirulina contain more protein?

    I checked on net since like spirulina also a good source of protein to build muscles?

    by the way I heard people never take much whey protein or eat less protein also can build muscles?

    kinda confuse since protein is needed to maintain and build new muscles right?

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    Devil there you go confusing yourself again. Spirulina is a 'wonder food' but it tastes absolutely disgusting in my opinion. Unless you love the taste of seaweed water i would avoid it. People often overestimate their protein requirements. Eat real food is the simplest answer.

    Since Brad Pilon's stuff is pretty solid perhaps you should read his book How Much Protein:
    How Much Protein?

    Chiggers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiggers View Post
    Devil there you go confusing yourself again. Spirulina is a 'wonder food' but it tastes absolutely disgusting in my opinion. Unless you love the taste of seaweed water i would avoid it. People often overestimate their protein requirements. Eat real food is the simplest answer.

    Since Brad Pilon's stuff is pretty solid perhaps you should read his book How Much Protein:
    How Much Protein?

    Chiggers
    thanks for the info...

    yup I do heard per day our body can;t absord much protein the extra will be wasted...

    hmm

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    first of all, different sources cite differing amounts of protein for spirulina. There does not seem to be a consensus on it. But, assuming that it does have protein, Chiggers is correct when he says that the flavor is the limiting factor.

    I threw a teaspoon of spirulina into a bucket of beans and vegetables and that was okay, except for the green smile. But how much protein are you getting in a teaspoon?

    I made some protein bars, using spirulina and water as the base. It was disgusting. I could not eat more than one bite. I threw away the whole pan.

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    Different countries have different recommended daily allowances of protein and it always changes, no-one can agree how much protein we need.
    If you're after muscle growth you'll need a bit more, but not really as much as the advertising propaganda would have you believe.
    I take spirulina daily but not for the protein, I take it as more of a multi vitamin suppliment.
    Plant vitamins come with all the co-factors to make them assimilable and are much more effective than any synthetic vitamin you can buy.
    If you can't get fresh greens spirulina can be a good alternative.
    I don't mind the taste of spirulina but I also eat raw garlic and ginger.
    If you eat meat from the supermarket (or burger chains) for your protein chances are you're getting a good dose of man boob creating hormones.
    The old timers got a lot of their protein from eggs and hormones weren't an issue in their meat either.
    Eggs taste better too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballsofsteel View Post
    Different countries have different recommended daily allowances of protein and it always changes, no-one can agree how much protein we need.
    If you're after muscle growth you'll need a bit more, but not really as much as the advertising propaganda would have you believe.
    I take spirulina daily but not for the protein, I take it as more of a multi vitamin suppliment.
    Plant vitamins come with all the co-factors to make them assimilable and are much more effective than any synthetic vitamin you can buy.
    If you can't get fresh greens spirulina can be a good alternative.
    I don't mind the taste of spirulina but I also eat raw garlic and ginger.
    If you eat meat from the supermarket (or burger chains) for your protein chances are you're getting a good dose of man boob creating hormones.
    The old timers got a lot of their protein from eggs and hormones weren't an issue in their meat either.
    Eggs taste better too.

    So which foods you get most of your proteins too?

    or you also taking whey protein? as supplement?

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    You can get all the protein needed from whole foods. Spirulina is mostly for its micronutrient profile than protein (although it is high in the plant kingdom).

    Yes the taste is bad, I just put it in my shake and I do not taste it at all. I noticed you can also put a bit in your juice (if you juice your own juice) and not get the seaweed taste.
    For the quantity of protein: 20 grams seems to be right for maximal protein synthesis, after that it does not raise synthesis anymore. However, for body composition, a little extra (30-50) won't hurt you as long as its not the only thing you eat in a meal, or else your body will get used to using amino acids as energy and will make you miserable and lose muscle when you stop eating that amount of protein.

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    DeviLFisH
    I don't really think about it much. I snack on almonds and eat a lot of vegetables and fruit everyday.
    I eat meat 2 or 3 times a week,but I only eat organic meat, I'm 42 and all my mates eat supermarket meat and have tits and I don't.
    I love a good omlette, and I also eat a lot of Goji berries.
    Your body recycles proteins ie when a cell dies most of the amino acids get scavenged and are used to build new cells, so you only really need a top up now and then.
    Your muscles use glycogen as their primary fuel and this is derived from carbs, so I try to top up my carbs after training more than protein. A potato contains a lot carbs and a reasonable dose of protein as well.
    I try to get my nourishment from whole food sources, if I can't identify it as food I don't eat it. Spirulina and Cacoa are the only exceptions, they not really look like food, but I do know they are an unrefined plant source of nutrients.
    I don't take whey protein, I did a few years ago and I gained weight but mostly fat.
    Everyone is different it may work for you, but it didn't for me.
    I'd rather spend 1/2 the amount on Gogi berries and get all the anti-oxidants and vitamins rather focus on protein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviLFisH View Post
    So which foods you get most of your proteins too?

    or you also taking whey protein? as supplement?
    Devil you repeatedly ask about whey protein on here. Have you ever taken it out of your diet for a period and eaten real food only? I would be intrigued to see whether you would notice you were missing anything by not having it. I would also posit that you could save yourself a little money and reinvest it into real food.

    Just 'food' for thought,

    Chiggers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiggers View Post
    Devil you repeatedly ask about whey protein on here. Have you ever taken it out of your diet for a period and eaten real food only? I would be intrigued to see whether you would notice you were missing anything by not having it. I would also posit that you could save yourself a little money and reinvest it into real food.

    Just 'food' for thought,

    Chiggers

    well now I cut down on whey protein eating just two scope

    per day,..whereas during the day I do eat eggs , chicken if ,,,wholemeal bread with peanuts..butter...

    in fact I also drinking non fat milk ....

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