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DON LAYMAN 7 | Cattle, goats, sheep, deer: Convert plant nitrogen into ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS for US
presents episode 590 | Dr Don Layman
Dr Peter Attia podcast

Question: Which foods are high in
-EGGS: high in sulphur amino acids
[methionine & cystine] “All animal foods are adequate in
these amino acids, but
all plant foods are low”
Cattle & other ruminant animals:
-very important part of food chain
-stomach full of bacteria
“Essential amino acids: ONLY come from bacteria

“Essential amino acids: ONLY come
from bacteria.
Primary source is on roots of plants”
Bacteria on roots take inorganic
-NITROGEN from soil
-form organic amines
-made into proteins in plants
PROBLEM: plants don’t have the
right balance of proteins for humans
[they are built for plant roots, seeds, flowers, etc]

Ruminant animal: take that plant…
-their gut bacteria will rebalance all of
the amino acids [for mammal use] -capture inorganic nitrogen
-MAKE the essential amino acids
-concentrate it for US
“Humans evolved by being able to use
more concentrated protein!
If just ate plants, it is hard to get enough”
For every 60g of plant protein a ruminant eats,
will make 100g essential amino acid balanced protein

Ruminant animal: ‘Up cyclers’
-dairy, meat, goats, sheep, deer
-eat grass…produce quality protein
-making protein from inorganic nitrogen
-not in protein form
-in fibers:
“They are able to upcycle that”
“Able to increase the value of
non-amino acid nitrogen.
Plus capture all the other nitrogens”
[We cannot]

Flora in cow have certain bacteria…
-will produce methionine or lysine


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