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Amino Advice


#1

Greetings,

I understand that a typical human can digest 30 grams of protein per a meal w/o supplementing with digestive enzymes; I'm interested in feed back regarding the following:

1- Would you say adding a banana, strawberry, rice milk, etc to a whey based protein shake interferes with digestion?

2-Do BCAA tabs have to be taken on a empty stomach for proper digestions?


#2

where did you get that data?

  1. no

  2. no (but it's too expensive and you wouldn't be using it to it's advantage)


#3

There is no reference for the protein/meal spec; its one of those generally accepted pieces of info, obviously there is many factors to say how much protein one can digest per a meal. A quick search came up with non-scientific stat's that indicate 30 - 50 grams/meal w/o enzymes.

Regarding Q1, I had this question because on the label of the shake I have, it actually breaks down the amino acid's in the shake.

I've always accepted that one must take free-form amino's on a empty stomach in-order to digest them correctly; again, I have generally accepted this.


#4

The problem with taking them after a meal is that certain amino acids will compete with other amino acids, so assuming you ate protein with a meal, the absorption might not be as great as when taken on an empty stomach.


#5

How can this be accepted information if you can't get a reference? Hint: it isn't accepted information...


#6

Stop feeding into mainstream nutrition, the bodybuilding community is light years ahead of most accepted ideas of nutrition.


#7

I understand that a typical human can digest 30 grams of protein per a meal w/o supplementing with digestive enzymes

Bullshit