View Full Version : Protien absorption

03-03-2005, 08:42 PM
Does protien need carbs to get absorbed? Or can you just take a shake that has 4 carbs and it's all good?


03-03-2005, 08:47 PM
What? No, protein needs enzymes, high acid content, and secretion of hormones.

03-03-2005, 09:02 PM
A high GI carb such as dextrose will be beneficial in protein absorbtion postworkout. If you do a search you will find threads detailing this.

03-03-2005, 09:20 PM
Are you asking about protein absorption from the GI tract into the blood? or are you talking about absorption of protein in cells?

If your talking about cells then andy is correct.

03-04-2005, 04:27 AM
High GI carbs, such as those you would ingest post workout, create a sharp insulin spike. The insulin shuttles nutrients to your cells. One meal w/o carbs doesn't mean there will be no insulin to shuttle the nutrients to your cells.

03-04-2005, 07:45 AM
Chromium will increase the absorption of carbs. I've read that a 4 to 1 ratio of carbs to protein is preferred after a long workout. That's for runners though and I'm not sure if it applies to you.