HOw much protein can your body take in and absorb at once? Protein is expensive as hell these days and I don want to piss it in the toilet.
There is no limit, obviously within reason but you can get most of your protein in one meal if you like.
your body doesnt absorb protein at once.
For me, the action IS the juice.
I mean by the hour... Thanks for the smartass answer soontobeast. I bet your almost ready for the olympia.
Very true.Originally Posted by fadi
There was an article posted on this site, that I just can't seem to find anywhere. It was about how protein consumption is sometimes grossly overestimated. And explained how that is so.
And I must say after reading that I cut back on my protein consumption, which in return has helped reduce calorie intake, which in turn has helped me lean out while not sacrificing mass.
I wish I could find the article. I'd love to read it again.
Aragons article is a good one.
Also, we should add into the discussion the free amino acid pool.
The proteins you eat don't just get assimilated into tissue. Some are used for nucleotides (DNA/RNA), some for enzymes, some are converted into krebs intermediates, and some converted to cho or fats. The reverse on many of these can occur during fasting.
A more important question should be: How do ensure that an optimal amount of the proteins I am eating are being assimilated into skeletal muscle tissue?
never mind i got the answer out of the link posted....
What I think:
Your body will absorb what ever u put into it.
U think if u take in 200g of carbs in 1 sitting or 50g of fat in one sitting your body will not absorb it? Bullsh!t
It's absorbed by the small intestine... you know how much surface area that is? It all depends on what kind of protein your taking in and how "long it takes" to absorb. Your likely going to utilize most of what you throw at your body between your mouth and your ass. I wouldn't worry about it.
But... the better spaced apart, the more stable your blood amino acids levels will be... Thus giving you a nice steady anabolic environment. Taking it all down in one sitting is not going to help you much. If your having problems with mealtime, I would suggest a couple casein shakes throughout the day, say... one when you wake, one in the evening, and even one before bed... (50-80g each, depending on your macro goals).
I'm referring to type of protein... Ex, whey, casein, egg.... How fast it's digested and absorbed by the body. I was actually supporting the article with my statement of the surface are of the intestines "being able" to absorb how ever much (quantity) you throw at it.
However, I'm still not convinced that one article (with a 14 day period, done on females) has any relevance to area being discussed.
My approach is 6 meals vs 2... complete that is, carbs, proteins, fats, etc... just seems to be the more logical choice if you ask me. This is a tried and true method with supporting evidence of stable blood sugar levels, stable blood nitrogen levels, etc...
I would like to see the scientific evidence behind this article if there is any... Not that I'm bashing what it is suggesting. I just feel that every ones digestive system works at different rates, one person may take 24 hours to fully digest a meal, while someone else may **** it out in 8 hours. Split meals has been established and accepted as the most ideal way to ingest your days nutrients for the most positive effectiveness.
Why do you think people that eat once a day in one sitting are mostly overweight, particularly in the visceral region.
What happens if you drink 400 mg of caffeine in one sitting... compared to 100mg 4x a day... It's just common sense. The metabolism plays a large role with anything we throw in our body. Why would protein be any different?
I was suggesting the casein BTW... because of prolonged absorption rates.
I'd like to see a follow up study with 200grams of whey in one sitting once a day... vs. 50 mg of casein 4x a day... That would be interesting.
^ This make senseOriginally Posted by IronBusta
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