Angelo Keely: Supplementing Amino Acids, the Downside of Vegan Protein, and Protein Hacks for Muscle Growth

Newsflash! You can be eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly yet still be deficient in what science calls the "building blocks of life" – proteins and amino acids.


Today, Angelo Keely, the CEO and Co-Founder of Kion, joins me for an illuminating episode where we talk about the most important macronutrient of all and why your current diet could be providing you with incomplete blocks of it. Backed with science and an overwhelming passion for educating people, Angelo debunks popular myths about protein and lays out the best sources for life-enhancing amino acids. He also managed to simplify the complicated science behind muscle-protein synthesis and branched-chained amino acids (BCCA) while sharing protein-intake recommendations you probably haven’t heard from anywhere else!


What we discuss:

0:00 - Introduction to Angelo Keely

2:00 - Protein Myths: Are plant-based diets giving you enough protein?

5:30 - Explained: Proteins, Essential & Non-Essential Amino Acids, 5-HTP, Tryptophan

11:00 - Simplifying Muscle-Protein Synthesis & Branch-Chained Amino Acids (BCAA)

16:00 - Thoughts & Tips on Fasting & Protein Supplements

24:00 - How proteins boost brain function

27:30 - Recalling his "weird" childhood, ego death, substance abuse, and spiritual rebirth

45:30 - How much protein do we need daily?

51:00 - Best sources for amino acids: Whole foods Vs. Supplements

1:02:00 - Amino acids, mitochondria, longevity

1:08:00 - More food sources for essential amino acids

1:14:00 - All about Kion


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Instagram: @angelokeely ; @kion


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