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The Bigcheese
08-18-2010, 08:57 AM
While drinking my protein shake this morning after my w/o, I was thinking does the body only absorb so much protein into the system at one time(meal)?

Does anyone here know the facts on this. Typically I mix 2 scoops of ON protein and a half cup of dry oatmeal to water and have this right after my w/o, but will the body use the 48 grams, or is some/half if it being wasted?

Wapadaigo
08-18-2010, 08:58 AM
While drinking my protein shake this morning after my w/o, I was thinking does the body only absorb so much protein into the system at one time(meal)?

Does anyone here know the facts on this. Typically I mix 2 scoops of ON protein and a half cup of dry oatmeal to water and have this right after my w/o, but will the body use the 48 grams, or is some/half if it being wasted?

http://www.wannabebig.com/diet-and-nutrition/is-there-a-limit-to-how-much-protein-the-body-can-use-in-a-single-meal/

Let me know if you find any more info on this, because I have been looking into it alot myself

The Bigcheese
08-18-2010, 09:05 AM
http://www.wannabebig.com/diet-and-nutrition/is-there-a-limit-to-how-much-protein-the-body-can-use-in-a-single-meal/

Let me know if you find any more info on this, because I have been looking into it alot myself
thanks for the article. The reason I ask this is because I work in a rehab setting and i see a lot of patients with low bone density that take calcium. I need to educate patients on the fact that they need to take their calcuim supplements twice a day rather then all at once since the body can only absorb so much at one ingestion.

htsaucenbrocoli
08-18-2010, 01:36 PM
thanks for the article. The reason I ask this is because I work in a rehab setting and i see a lot of patients with low bone density that take calcium. I need to educate patients on the fact that they need to take their calcuim supplements twice a day rather then all at once since the body can only absorb so much at one ingestion.


When dealing with whole foods, I dont entirely buy into "the body can only process so much protien at once." If that were the case, the human race would have died out extremely quickly thousands of years ago when we were still hunters and gatherers.

Liquid protien and protien powders I think are a different case. When dealing with Whey protien, the fastest absorbing protien, what the body does not use immediately will end up not being used, i.e. getting stored as fat. A protien blend is best, one that combines whey and cassein.

Breaker10
08-18-2010, 01:43 PM
everyone's body is different, and can utilize different amounts of protein. some people could potentially use that much, but most people can't use that much in the hour or so it takes to be digested and circulate. I don't really think of it as a waste, though, unless you're craving carbs, in which case you could cut it back to 36 grams or so and eat a piece of fruit. but I think it's good to play on the saafe side of a little too much.

Wapadaigo
08-19-2010, 04:12 AM
thanks for the article. The reason I ask this is because I work in a rehab setting and i see a lot of patients with low bone density that take calcium. I need to educate patients on the fact that they need to take their calcuim supplements twice a day rather then all at once since the body can only absorb so much at one ingestion.

Interesting... I will look for the study, but I have read where your body absorbs vitamins more efficiently through whole food sources than supplement. So, in my opinion I would tell the patients to take supp in the morning and then aim to eat calcium rich foods through out the rest of the day.

Here is a link to some:http://www.iofbonehealth.org/patients-public/about-osteoporosis/prevention/nutrition/calcium-rich-foods.html

AlwaysTryin
08-19-2010, 04:34 AM
Quote from Layne


that's correct, the whole 'you can't absorb more than X amount in one sitting' is BS. If you load up on protein your body just slows gastric emptying to accomodate it. Additionally, if it was true that you could only absorb a certain amount at a sitting than anytime you went over that amount you would have massive massive diarrhea.

MikeK46
08-19-2010, 05:36 AM
http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz89/dustinh6719/not-this-again.jpg


While drinking my protein shake this morning after my w/o, I was thinking does the body only absorb so much protein into the system at one time(meal)?

Does anyone here know the facts on this. Typically I mix 2 scoops of ON protein and a half cup of dry oatmeal to water and have this right after my w/o, but will the body use the 48 grams, or is some/half if it being wasted?

All of it will be digested and absorbed, but dude, there are like 3 million threads here on whether there is a limit on how much protein can be utilized at a time. That's like the second most frequent question by people who don't bother to do a Search. Hint: A lot more than 2 scoops worth.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/layne38.htm

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/hst3.htm