Hey guys, I've heard mixed opinions and reviews about different brands of protein as well as the different kinds.
I'm currently trying to gain lean muscle mass while losing body fat. Whats the best amount of protein I should take a day? How much Whey to use and when? What brand of whey do you suggest? Surge? and how much Micellar Casein (Metabolic Drive) should i use and when?
I'm also trying to limit carbs, usually getting a limited amount from fruits, vegetables and whole grains...I hear good things about Surge, but there's damn near 50 carbs should i go for something else??
Most of your protein intake should come from real food sources, protein powders are supplements, they are designed to supplement a good diet, not replace one. That being said a Metabolic Drive shake would be great anytime during the day, where Surge is best used during or after your workout.
I know man, I'm not trying to replace meals...I'm just trying to figure out how much Surge to take and when or if i should take something else, and how much Metabolic Drive to take and when....thats all
Actually--because whey does 'act' so fast I would limit it to right away in the am or PWO.
.8-1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight is plenty for muscle synthesis for the VAST majority of people. Very few would need any more than that to promote muscle growth. If you choose to eat more because of a specific diet, that's fine. For body/muscle/structural needs, there is little evidence that supports any more protein intake.
The most important thing to remember is to include some type of protein source any time you eat.