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How much protein can the human body absorb in one sitting?

zackrock

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My question is just that. How much protein can the body digest in one sitting? And how often can you intake more protein?

For example, say I have a protein shake with 34g of protein, can I have another and still absorb all 68g of protein or do I need to wait a certain amount of time and if so, how long? Thanks!

How much protein can the body digest?
 
goldy

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it really depends on weight\size and your lifestyle. 68G would be pushing it unless you are 250 lb's or higher and were a bodybuilding monster. fatty mc fat fat that doesnt move wont absorb protein like a bodybuilder or a athlete.
 
marx

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Fuck, it won't let me rep you or give you a thank you goldy, I've done too many in the last 24 hours.

Well done though, thanks
 
mugzy

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Fuck, it won't let me rep you or give you a thank you goldy, I've done too many in the last 24 hours.

Well done though, thanks
That is a great set of resources. I opened that daily rep limit up a little more for you marx....
 
Hanniballickedher

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I think I can get about 65g per sitting, I am 275-280lbs though and workout 6 days a week, anything over that I shit out and I can tell when it is.
 
Seabass

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It also varies widely on when you eat it and what exactly it is. Your body will soak up whey iso 5 minutes after hard core training, but won't as much on beef for lunch.
 
big_paul_ski

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it really depends on weight\size and your lifestyle. 68G would be pushing it unless you are 250 lb's or higher and were a bodybuilding monster. fatty mc fat fat that doesnt move wont absorb protein like a bodybuilder or a athlete.
wow! your stock is rising. that was the perfect answer. i didnt expect to see that. great post!
 
pux888

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For me personally anything over 40 grams in a shake starts to screw with my digestion, I feel the body can better utilize real food better then any shake. I can eat a monster steak and be good to go. Also the more protein you eat, the more good flora there will be in your digestive system. People that go on low protein diets or vegans will loose these digestive enzymes over time and have a hard time processing protein. I feel the more protein you consume the better your body gets at assimilating the nutrients.
 
goldy

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For me personally anything over 40 grams in a shake starts to screw with my digestion, I feel the body can better utilize real food better then any shake. I can eat a monster steak and be good to go. Also the more protein you eat, the more good flora there will be in your digestive system. People that go on low protein diets or vegans will loose these digestive enzymes over time and have a hard time processing protein. I feel the more protein you consume the better your body gets at assimilating the nutrients.
Just curious what kind of protein powder it is. I am assuming there is whey concentrate in there somewhere which is causing issues. i drink 50G 100% pure whey isolate shakes with no issues.
 
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