Key Muscle Nutrition For Building Muscle: Dr.Berg on Muscle Growth

Key Muscle Nutrition For Building Muscle: Dr.Berg on Muscle Growth

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. . Check out these amazing key nutrients that make your muscles grow. 
0:00 Nutrients that make muscles grow
0:19 The protein myth 
1:40 The nutrients you need
2:30 Common issues people have building muscle
5:12 What you can do to help build muscle

In this video, we’re going to talk about the nutrients that make muscles grow. We’re also going to talk about things that will slow down the break down of muscle. The myth is that you need more protein to build muscle. The whole conversion of breaking down the protein and building it back up requires vitamins and minerals. We don’t necessarily need more protein—we need more nutrients. 

The top two nutrients that many people are missing are:
1. Potassium 
2. Trace minerals 

Other vitamins you need:
• Fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, and K)
• B vitamins 
• Vitamin C 

All of these are necessary for the conversion of muscle tissue. If you exercise, you will break down and build up tissue, and this is also necessary.  

Common issues people have with building muscle:
• Insulin resistance 
• Stress (high cortisol) 

What you can do to help build muscle:
• Intermittent fasting (2-3 meals per day) 
• No snacks
• Have fatty protein 
• Consume a moderate amount of protein (3-6 oz.)
• HIIT (high-intensity interval training) 
• Sleep 

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 55, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg’s Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand the key nutrients that make your muscles grow.


  1. Messi Goat on April 21, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    This probably one of those videos that changes the way you look at certain things in this case muscles building and its myths

  2. Luca Duca on April 21, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    I’m confused. Bodybuilders eat 5-6 meals per day, inclusive of snacks

  3. Saiyan Nation on April 21, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    So with all due respect it does seem like you want to help and you have knowledge in this area. However this i can tell you this is NOT a one size fits all area. Some may respond to eating less and not taking protein supplements. But i can tell you in three months doing everything thats in your dont category, I have people asking if im taking steroids. Now i will say im doing cardio and weight training 6 days a week. The other issue i have is any muscle building or training advice really becomes more believed if you look the part. You are a stick figure, thats not to say at one point you may have been jacked and ripped because i dont know. I also dont want call you out and say you dont know what your talking about. But i can say for certain doing all thise donts i have seen great results in a rather short time and im not new to the gym nor am i a young guy.

  4. Diego’s Empire on April 21, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    1:55 love his disappointment face and phrase 😂

  5. mykkyy2007 on April 21, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    He can’t even spell muscles🤣 how we suppose to…anyways

  6. Juarez M. on April 21, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Pre/Post workout meal are not good for growth, but at the same time u can PUSH ALOT MORE WEIGHT doing that…
    so in this case, i would stick with ther second option for bigger muscles..

  7. Joe Bodo on April 21, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Dr berg can you do a video on how to get marijuana to metabolize out of your body quickly

  8. Patrick Patterson on April 21, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks Doc gonna try this method this week

  9. Dan Letts on April 21, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    What makes muscles grow is training to failure and triggering the growth mechanism. Your goal as a weightlifter is to increase the poundage on the bar. If you’re bench pressing the same weight today that you were a year ago you can’t expect your pecs to be any bigger.

    Muscles grow as they get stronger, so your goal is poundage progression

  10. A T on April 21, 2021 at 5:12 pm


  11. Artemis G on April 21, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    Great information!
    Thank you 😊

  12. Stephen Atkinson on April 21, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    So, capitalism driven marketing is actually killing the masses. The love of money and the hunger for more in some cases is a serial killer/s. On that note I also really enjoyed the video on water intake.

  13. Emory Holley on April 21, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    All you need is beef and steroids and not in that order…

  14. Matangaro Matangaro on April 21, 2021 at 5:20 pm


  15. Christ City on April 21, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Where’s the person who usually puts up the points to save us 8 minutes

  16. Phillip Leech on April 21, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Water: greatest exercise drink ever.

    NO, we never had sugar drinks when we ran distance. "Probably Not!" We burned more calories than we took in, up to 6-7000 calories. I had enemia in Jr. High School because I wasn’t getting enough food, and at the same time I had the school record in the mile. No rocket surgery here!

  17. Matt Fitness on April 21, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    This is a very interesting and helpful video in my opinion. I’m learning more new things I’ve never knew before in this video. Thanks for the information.

  18. Merih Habtetian on April 21, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    And water when thirsty

  19. Andrew Hagemeister on April 21, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Great insightful video.

  20. daniel benitez on April 21, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Ok I’m gonna go down to 3 wholesome meals per day with no snacks & see if that works, mister

  21. Wes D on April 21, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    I get so confused with all this information. I’m not denying this information is correct but, Dwayne Johnson eats 7-8 meals a day and is built like a racehorse. He’s certainly not fasting.

  22. Dr. Anubha Khare on April 21, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Awesome video sir
    Can u please guide, do v hv some more ideas/ supplements apart from IF for weight gain in diabetics

  23. Niladri Chakraborty on April 21, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    If u eat only twice a day and do weight training u will collapse soon

  24. Victor Ortega on April 21, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Hey doc does intermittent fasting cause hair loss.??

  25. kingmd13 on April 21, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Yet bodybuilders been doin the things he says not to do for years!

  26. Joe Troutt on April 21, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Sugar is bad mm..ok

  27. Eid on April 21, 2021 at 5:34 pm


  28. jd454545 on April 21, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Dr berg is getting better and better with presentation 👍👍👍

  29. Jimmy Jimmy on April 21, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    How much protein per day it’s good to get if you’re not exercising?

  30. dady big on April 21, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Iam 48 weight 430lb an wants fat to muscles

  31. Jomel Zapata dumali on April 21, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Doc I always watch your videos it super helpful and a lot learning I get from you , I have questions which the good time for working out morning pm or night?

  32. Aleksandras Timinskas on April 21, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Dr. Number 1🙂👌

  33. manicniceguy on April 21, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Greek Yogurt

  34. Rounak Mukherjee on April 21, 2021 at 5:39 pm


  35. Nova No Skillz on April 21, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Please, can someone please explain why he says pre/post workout meals are bad?? And what are fatty proteins?

  36. Claudio Junior on April 21, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Nutrients to make muscles grow " steroids.

  37. Daniel Coombe on April 21, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Firstly, the fastest way to grow muscle is to constantly have a full stomach. And the type of food is better suited for flavour so you can keep eating. In addition, fifty kilograms of body fat will grow muscle in areas that you miss when your working out in the gym. And as long as your stomach is full the body fat in combination with the exercise will grow muscle all over your body at maximum speed. For example, you will grow about a litre of muscle per month if you concentrate on maintaining a full stomach with a heavy amount of body fat and exercise.

  38. Jessica Agosto on April 21, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    You are amazing Thankyou and God bless you🙏🏻

  39. RATHNESH RATU on April 21, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Dr. Berg is spot on with the protein overload, I used to consume almost a Kilo of chicken along with 4 eggs everyday, Whey protein and ton of carbs from 2016 to 2018, when I used to workout. It actually depleted my energy and hardly did anything in the gym, now I have IBS, bloated all the time, fatigue so much that I can’t even climb stairs.

  40. AManofSorrows on April 21, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    You spelled "muscles wrong!

  41. WG Superstar on April 21, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    All the while Berg has toothpick arms

  42. Pawel Niewczas on April 21, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    This is all fascinating. Thank you. But can you please explain a slight inconsistency Dr. Berg? You said in this video that IF promotes the growth hormone. But in the video about the cancer you stated precisely the opposite. Here we want the muscle to grow. In the other video, the motivation is for cancers not to grow. Is the growth hormone promoted or diminished due to IF?

  43. LIL RISKY FROM LOS on April 21, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    he mispelled muscles

  44. Giovanni A on April 21, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Protein Protein Protein

  45. Kiss The Spirits on April 21, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you so much Dr. Berg. My diet is very much made by as much advice I can hear from you and your findings. The knowledge you provide I consider the most valuable to a healthy diet, to comfort in better well-being in daily life and for the preservation of ourselves until our aging days. Thank you again and may your teachings here continue to live on for the generations to come and know you. I give you my proud salute in gratitude.✌🏻

  46. D J on April 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Big phara will not be happy with this doc. His advice can illuminate chronic long term disease from which they extract billions

  47. Paul Phillips on April 21, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Great video…I’m finally listening and following- glucose down from 240 to 104 on keto and fasting…after 2 weeks- feel euphoric

  48. Ian McAleece on April 21, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Thank you 🙏🏻 dr you are helping my life.

  49. Love Life on April 21, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    I have stick legs 😩

  50. Eryq Yturralde on April 21, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Lots of respect!