How much Protein can you really digest?
- 08-20-2009, 09:41 AM
- 08-20-2009, 10:47 AM
id say most research points to somwhere around 20-30 grams but everyones body is different. i wouldnt make a shake with more than 30-40 gs. might as well spread out the protein intake throughout the day
08-20-2009, 10:52 AM
most would say 40g per serving... if u do too much less ull never hit ur goal for the day. Ie: 20g per meal X 6 meals = 120g a day which is most likely not enough unless u weigh 100lbs or something lol.
08-20-2009, 10:56 AM
yea but isnt the daily recommended amount also subjective? some people say 1g per lb some do 3...etc
08-20-2009, 11:04 AM
08-20-2009, 11:14 AM
I personally snort my whey, 1000% increase in absorbtion. i was in venice beach last year and saw dudes do it
08-20-2009, 04:33 PM
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08-20-2009, 04:45 PM
08-20-2009, 05:09 PM
lol...good stuff. i'm waiting for the top secret but soon to be relaesed whey protein suppositories. no one is suppose to know about these, but a source "leaked" the info. to the public.
08-20-2009, 05:17 PM
08-20-2009, 05:22 PM
08-20-2009, 05:28 PM
I've read, between 30-40. I've also read that there was a research test done that showed it took the person 4hrs to digest a serving of 40g of Whey.
08-20-2009, 05:59 PM
I think the way this question is posed is incorrect. You can digest as much as you eat.
What the studies looked at was maximal protein synthesis, and that was found at 20g per meal according the latest research that I saw.
That is not to say you don't get other benefits from consuming protein beyond 20g!!!!
08-20-2009, 06:02 PM
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08-20-2009, 06:57 PM
in the greater scheme of things, you want to get your total daily protein at a particular level. so what you do each time is really a moot point until you satisfy the daily total.
it's the same thing as asking if 50 grams of carbs is enough for post workout if you work legs, but is it too much if you just did arms? what is the max you can "absorb" after a particular workout? it's a bit too complex, so you are better off just working on your daily totals.
08-20-2009, 07:13 PM
08-20-2009, 07:16 PM
If your looking for something which takes longer to digest , i suggest calcium caseinate /micellar casein .
Incidentally i have just googled "how long does it take to digest whey protein "and there are conflicting answers .How the test was carried out you havent made clear.Was it one individual or several and the mean average taken?This also applies to the 90 mins too.However what would be interesting to know is how quickly whey in the form of amino acids enters the muscle.
08-20-2009, 07:23 PM
Check the logs, brah.
08-20-2009, 07:48 PM
next question. NO-Xplode anyone? Creatine a steroid? Protein and kidney stones?Originally Posted by Layne Norton
08-20-2009, 08:00 PM
"So it is not a question of how much protein/amino acids can be absorbed at a meal, rather the question is what level of protein at a meal gives the maximum benefit for muscle building? Essentially anything below this level would not maximally support muscle building, while at a protein intake above this level, the body would merely oxidize the excess amino acids for energy. "
So whats the answer?
08-20-2009, 08:12 PM
I drink a whey shake straight after breakfast now, which is post workout for me, and drink an amino acid combination during the workout. No stomach issues.
If i have a shake later in the day it doesn't sit the same and i can have digestive issues on occassion.
08-20-2009, 09:31 PM
Depends on if your on a AS cycle or natural... I read you can use up to 75g's per meal on a good cycle. But naturally i keep mine around 40-60g per meal or shake.
08-20-2009, 10:00 PM
If you're hungry then eat. Your body will know what it wants and how much it wants. If it's time for steak or chicken but you feel like pasta, then eat pasta. Unless you're cutting or on some other specific diet.
Push the plate away when you've had enough.
08-21-2009, 02:55 PM
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08-25-2009, 11:07 PM
Let science be right..science says no more than 40 grams hahaha All I know when I started taking in 1.5 plus grams of protein I became larger, denser and packed more muscle than when i took in one gram of protein per pound of body weight. I would rather be a big wrong man then a small right man.
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