Promote Muscle Protein Synthesis Using Dairy and Soy
Many people exercise to either grow or tone their muscles, and one of the best ways to do this is improve the rate your body creates muscle protein. Many athletes and bodybuilders do this by using protein shakes or supplements, and now new research suggests that dairy and soy could be the ultimate combination for more muscle growth.
The new study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, demonstrated the benefits of consuming a protein blend for the creation muscle protein after exercise. Dairy and soy proteins work very well together because they have similar amino acid profiles and different digestion rates. This promotes the growth of muscle protein steadily and over a longer period of time.
The study is the first to test the effects of combining soy with the dairy proteins, whey and casein, for promotion of extra muscle. These sources of high-quality protein have the characteristics that offer a unique advantage for muscle growth.
The blend was composed based on the results of a recently published pre-clinical study that demonstrated enhanced muscle protein synthesis in rats. This new study has shown for the first time that the dairy-soy blend is effective in stimulating similar levels of muscle growth in humans.
Taking the supplement immediately after exercise promotes muscle growth over a much longer period by prolonging the delivery of amino acids to your muscles. This could be especially important if you are looking to tone up lean muscle.
The study is one of the first to look at the ideal composition of protein supplements for gaining muscle. It should promote further studies that can look to improve it either further.