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GMCtrk
09-05-2004, 09:57 PM
A while back I was taking about 75 grams of whey isolate at once, then I read that the body can only absorb about ~25-30 grams at once, so I am assuming I was just pissing away my money :disagree:

But, in the article here on wannabebig it does say that there is some research that shows that the body can take in more. So my question is, what is true? Is it worth taking any more than 25grams of protein at once? And if this 25g thing is true, whats the value of eating a 40g protein chicken breast if you can only absorb 25g of it? Thanks, Michael

harryhoudini66
09-05-2004, 10:32 PM
I have heard about 40-45 grams per meal. Not sure if it is true though. Just take a look at pro bodybuilders. They consumer upwards of 100 grams per meal.

Patrick74
09-05-2004, 10:54 PM
yeah 100 grams of protein and 1000mgs of test

restless
09-05-2004, 11:07 PM
THere is no limit to what you can absorb. All the numbers are complete crap. This has been discusssed about a milion times.

harryhoudini66
09-06-2004, 12:06 AM
A million and one.

TheGimp
09-06-2004, 05:20 AM
The body is extremely efficient and will process just about everything you give it. All of that protein will be absorbed. The real question is - how much will be used for muscle building?

Patrick74
09-06-2004, 11:28 AM
I have analyzed the protein content of my fesces and decided to market it as a protein bar.Do you want a free sample? I only have one flavor at the moment. Peanuts n' Corn

Patrick74
09-06-2004, 11:30 AM
I'm not making fun of anyone just kidding around. Please like me....

restless
09-06-2004, 12:52 PM
The body is extremely efficient and will process just about everything you give it. All of that protein will be absorbed. The real question is - how much will be used for muscle building?

Now that's a completely different story but it really has not much to do with how much protein you're getting in one sitting but with overall protein intake.

TheGimp
09-06-2004, 02:12 PM
I am not expecting an answer - I doubt anyone knows - just thought it necessary to make the distinction.

HemiVision
09-07-2004, 08:35 AM
I have analyzed the protein content of my fesces and decided to market it as a protein bar.Do you want a free sample? I only have one flavor at the moment. Peanuts n' Corn

Probably tastes better than the ones they sell at my gym...

AllUp
09-07-2004, 10:55 AM
The type would be a main factor as well. Go with a casein or whey/casein blend source.

Also there are several threads on this exact topic which may prove to be worthwhile reads..

restless
09-07-2004, 12:24 PM
I am not expecting an answer - I doubt anyone knows - just thought it necessary to make the distinction.


The studies on nitrogen balance that led to the 1 gr per pound of lean body mass rule of thumb are probably the best answer we'll get.

EviscerationX
09-07-2004, 01:19 PM
Your body will keep using as much protein as it possibly needs, so there is no limit, only what your body takes in. Every cell in you body needs protein, and will continually use it.

You should be getting about 1 gram of protein for every pound of body weight (as discussed). You don't need to get all hardcore on the protein, just take what you need. Too much can give you kidney problems and whatnot later on.