Whats the most protein I can absorb in one meal?
07-22-2004 12:38 PM
Yes ofcourse. BV rating tells that I believe.
Originally Posted by Iron Warrior
Oh and to add on to the post, I do believe a good papain supplement aids with protein digestion. Havent tried bromelain but they are both protein specific enzymes. And both dirt cheap.
07-29-2004 02:18 PM
I've used veggie digestive enzymes and porcine pancreatic extracts and I like the pancreatic extract works better. I find that the pancreatic enzymes do help with my pm shake. When I take it I don't feel as bloated and full (big shake!). For me, bloated and Full=bad night's sleep=poor recovery so I find them worth the money.
07-29-2004 03:56 PM
The only brand of whey protein I can take in large doses is ON 100% whey, presumably due to the added digestive enzymes.
I run on the assumption that you can get to a point where you are digesting more than 30 g of protein at a time if you slowly up your protein intake over time. Since we're omnivores we put out an array of digestive enzymes designed to break apart various substances. A huge shift in dietary macronutrient composition in any direction will likely cause indigestion, bloating, gas et cetera because your liver and pancreas(and maybe intestinal flora) are not geared toward digesting say 100 grams of protein all at once out of the blue.
If you slowly increase your protein intake over a several months or more I think your system will adapt by increasing the amount of proteases it produces to break down protein. Some animal studies reflect this.
My only anecdotal evidence is that 2 years ago I could barely take down a 40 g whey shake without severe gas and diarhea. By slowly increasing the dose I can now gulp down a huge 100+ gram shake before bed and have absolutely no problems.
08-13-2004 11:13 AM
Boy am I glad our science has evolved--the old Weider books say you can only digest 25-30 grams of protein at a time.
I never believed this based on a lot of things: type of protein being digested; size of person; individual genetic predisposition; gastrointestinal "conditioning; personal observations.
I think, as many of you have said, you can easily work up to digesting larger protein servings, and the deadly gas side effects are an easy way to tell if it's all getting digested.
BTW, the protein digestion curveworks both ways. If I take a few days off from the protein shakes, my return is unpleasant to all around...especially my girlfriend, who now calls me "Stinks"
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