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Animal vs. Plant Protein

Protein is protein, be it animal or plant.

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Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue. It makes up the enzymes that power many chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood. The primary... more »Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue. It makes up the enzymes that power many chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood. The primary difference between animal and plant proteins is their amino acid profiles and it is those profiles that direct the rates at which the absorbed amino acids are put to use within the body.  Plant proteins are somewhat compromised by their limitation of one or more amino acids.  Animal based proteins are much more similar to our proteins, thus are used more readily and rapidly than plant proteins. Animal based proteins are more readily available for our own protein synthesizing reactions which allows them to operate at full tilt. 03-19-2015 1:13pm

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