Alistair Monteyne is the lead author on some recent RCTs examining the impact of mycoprotein on muscle protein synthesis.
Alistair is currently a PhD student at the University of Exeter, and has a MSc. in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University.
In this episode we discuss:
- What is mycoprotein?
- Nutritional profile of mycoprotein
- Are there safety concerns?
- Muscle protein synthesis as the target of protein-based meals to build/repair muscle
- Typical comparisons of animal-based vs. plant-based protein sources
- Why animal-sources typically outperform plant sources
- Role of leucine and EAA content
- Impact of mycoprotein on MPS
- Implications for vegan and vegetarian diets
Links & Resources
- Monteyne et al., 2020 - A mycoprotein based high-protein vegan diet supports equivalent daily myofibrillar protein synthesis rates compared with an isonitrogenous omnivorous diet in older adults: a randomized controlled trial
- Monteyne et al., 2020 - Branched-Chain Amino Acid Fortification Does Not Restore Muscle Protein Synthesis Rates following Ingestion of Lower- Compared with Higher-Dose Mycoprotein
- Nutritional Physiology Research Group - University of Exeter
- Twitter - @uoe_npg