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Amino Advice

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?

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)

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.

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.

[quote]Tyee wrote:
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.
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How can this be accepted information if you can’t get a reference? Hint: it isn’t accepted information…

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

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

Bullshit