yep, that's my point. anabolics are SUPPOSED to help you assimilate and synthesize higher intakes of protein.
this is anabolics 101.
In actual fact, naturals need far less protein.
i honestly don't know the nutritional requirements of the contemporary drug assisted bodybuilder (has there actually been any non-weider influenced/funded research on this subject?)
we've all had too much weider bullshit forced down our throats for too many years, but mentzer had the courage to challenge the protocol which is probably his most significant achievement.
weider has committed the greatest fraud ever in the fitness industry. he has sold his bullshit philosophy (building a billion dollar industry) since the 40's and propped up his heavily juiced bodybuilders as proof of it's efficiency, when in fact the real truth lied in pharmacology.
Naturals don't require less protein per se, otherwise they wouldn't grow w/o the aid of gear. Not as much as Trevor Smith was taking but still a lot is needed as protein buids muscle. Carbs and fat have very potent anabolic properties as well; I could lecture on all this for hours but who would listen? Plus, though I'm a philantropist and Good Samaritan to the poor and needy, I most justifiably charge well-endowed professionals and top amateurs a nice fee for advanced secrets as well as you can't put no pricetag on quality muscle gains. Some people equate lack of growth as lack of protein; not true really, as your body needs to be able to absorb the aminos and everything else. People buy chicken and rice, and eat it anyhow but there is a science to food selection and meal timing, as well as cycling an variety. As far as anabolics, yes I know the chemicals help utilise the calories and protein far better but they are so anabolic that a genetic freak even on a deprived diet would make great gains, so long as some protein was being ingested, as was the case with Mentzer.