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how can the body handle protein?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Protein is...: Broken down by the stomach (acid hydrolysis) and small intestine to its component Amino Acids which are then absorbed as basic components of proteins needed to be fabricated in all areas of the body!
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Lean protein.: For general health it's recommended to take one gram of lean protein (fish, pork, chicken, turkey) per kilogram of body weight. If you weight train, it's recommended to take one gram per pound of body weight to promote muscle recovery and building. You don't need any more protein than this.

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