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Eat Fast Protein Every 6 Hours?

In an article John Berardi writes:

"Large increases in blood amino acid levels (100-200% above the fasted baseline) are necessary for increasing protein synthesis. Therefore a protein meal containing at least 20-30 grams of fast-digesting protein (like whey) can accomplish such a goal.

Unfortunately, when large increases in blood amino acid levels (+100%) are achieved via intravenous infusion for a prolonged period of six hours, protein synthesis only increases from the 30 minute to the two-hour mark. After two hours, protein synthesis rates almost immediately return to baseline. Unbelievably, protein synthesis rates remain at baseline levels from the two hour to the six hour marks, even with the same level of hyperaminoacidemia (2)."

Does this mean that one should eat fast-digesting protein every 6 hours?

As long as I’ve been lifting I’ve heard every 2 hours is optimal. I’d have to see the entire article. Can you post more?

http://johnberardi.com/articles/nutrition/bedtime.htm

[quote]warsoe wrote:
http://johnberardi.com/articles/nutrition/bedtime.htm

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Thanks awesome article. Makes alot of sense.

do you then interpret the article as I did? - that one should eat something like whey protein every 6 hours?

[quote]warsoe wrote:
do you then interpret the article as I did? - that one should eat something like whey protein every 6 hours?[/quote]

Yes. i also agreee with what he said about the bedtime meal.