View Full Version : so what really is slower digesting...

05-04-2004, 12:41 PM
animal protein or casein? HrMM!?

05-04-2004, 02:34 PM

I think it's a tie

I allways hear 6hrs for casein and meat

05-04-2004, 03:53 PM
animal protein or casein? HrMM!?
which animal protein are you thinking of?
colustrum/super bovine? or something else?
they tend to be prohibitively expensive (30+$ per pound)

05-04-2004, 06:23 PM
LOL, he's talking about steak, chicken, fish etc...

05-05-2004, 03:19 AM
actually in terms of yes steak,chicken etc vs cottage cheese/milk

Saint Patrick
05-05-2004, 03:55 AM
They're both slow digesting proteins. That's all I need to know.

05-05-2004, 09:23 AM
whole foods, depending on how much fat/fiber you take with them will stay in your stomach for 4-6 hours usually...at that point they are broken down into chyme and passed to the duodenum where they have another stay for a few hours before being passed to the intestines where protein uptake will occur...

I think it could be 10+ hours between putting something in your mouth and getting the protein benefit from solid food...(although its a rough guess)

powdered protein has a much faster uptake (especially with hydrolyzed products) as liquids process through the stomach and duodenum at a much much faster rate...

Are you asking which food digests the fastest and gets the protein into your blood stream the quickest? or which animal proteins (once in your body) stay the longest?

05-05-2004, 10:54 AM
people say to take casein before bed because its slow digesting and will be released slowly in the body, Im trying to see if just eating meat would provide the same effect.

05-05-2004, 12:52 PM
Casein is suggested in case you look towards a powder solution as well. Would be about the same if you ate some chicken before bed as well.

05-05-2004, 08:00 PM
I would think if anything the chicken would take longer to digest than casein

05-06-2004, 12:19 AM
If only because you have to break down the food more in your stomache before digestion.