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Kylethechaotic
06-15-2005, 12:01 AM
How many grams can the body break down at once?..
and how long should i wait before taking in more?

TheGimp
06-15-2005, 02:47 AM
Almost everything you give it

As for how much will be used for muscle building, impossible to answer

Unreal
06-15-2005, 07:22 AM
My roommate keeps telling me taking in any more than 40g at once is useless. Any merit to this idea or is he full of crap?

Drai's
06-15-2005, 09:19 AM
full of crap

irish_dec
06-15-2005, 10:28 AM
aye my mate said 30g....if you take anymore at one time then ur just pissin it out...

galileo
06-15-2005, 10:46 AM
Your mate is incorrect and there has never been any scientific information which documents the limit for protein. It is true that in some situations too much protein can be converted to glucose, it depends on numerous systems in your body. I wouldn't worry so much about it.

spencerjrus
06-15-2005, 12:58 PM
Unless you're 250lbs and running a cycle any more than 70-80g of protein in one meal is probably going to go wasted. I think 40-50g per meal is plenty.

Drai's
06-15-2005, 01:18 PM
Unless you're 250lbs and running a cycle any more than 70-80g of protein in one meal is probably going to go wasted. I think 40-50g per meal is plenty.

What do you mean by "wasted"? It's highly improbably that all of it will be used for anabolism, but protein serves other purposes as well.

Chizniz16
06-15-2005, 01:20 PM
your body can only absorb around 45-55g in one sitting.

Drai's
06-15-2005, 01:41 PM
your body can only absorb around 45-55g in one sitting.

Do tell where you heard this myth. :lurk:

Chizniz16
06-15-2005, 01:46 PM
some Nutrition website, and a friend at vitimin world. Not saying im correct, but its what I believe.

Drai's
06-15-2005, 01:52 PM
some Nutrition website, and a friend at vitimin world. Not saying im correct, but its what I believe.

Well you're not correct, and that's what I know, not believe :).

Chizniz16
06-15-2005, 02:48 PM
Well you're not correct, and that's what I know, not believe :).

Tell me what you know smart azz...

Drai's
06-15-2005, 03:11 PM
Tell me what you know smart azz...

Galileo already did.

Vapour Trails
06-15-2005, 04:53 PM
Not all the nitrogen from a protein containing meal may be retained, but you can bet your ass that all the energy is conserved. It really depends on how you define "waste" in this case. The energy contained within is never wasted, it'll show up as fat.

Drai's
06-15-2005, 04:59 PM
The energy contained within is never wasted, it'll show up as fat.

That would depend on total caloric intake, not just protein.

Shao-LiN
06-15-2005, 07:17 PM
your body can only absorb around 45-55g in one sitting.

Your body will "absorb" as much as you give it. But not all of it will go to muscle repair, etc. People use the term "absorb" so loosely. Your body will absorb pretty much all of what you give it. What your body actually uses it for is a totally different story.

ZDrax
06-15-2005, 07:21 PM
Out of all the macronutrient sources you should try to get as much as possible of, Protein is it. You'll either pee it out, burn it up, or use it.

MnM
06-16-2005, 01:35 AM
i never take in more than 50g in one siting....

PowerManDL
06-16-2005, 05:46 AM
Some of my shakes have anywhere from 75 to 150g.

Drai's
06-16-2005, 08:40 AM
i never take in more than 50g in one siting....

That's fine, and you don't have to. But it's not to say you couldn't take in more if you so desired.

Holto
06-16-2005, 09:20 AM
bottom line:

spread out your intake

if you going for 200 grams/day thats five meals @ 40g's

the body has no means to store protein so you want a steady supply

Drai's
06-16-2005, 09:37 AM
bottom line:

spread out your intake

if you going for 200 grams/day thats five meals @ 40g's

the body has no means to store protein so you want a steady supply

that I agree with

BUT let's say you miss the 4th meal, leaving you with only one meal to go and still needing 80g of protein for the day...don't be afraid to have it all in one sitting.