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Frothy Protien Shakes Have Slower Absorbtion?

G’Day all,

Just recently bought a milkshake maker to mix my pwo shakes with. It mixes really well, makes em so nummy and creamy but the volume at least doubles and almost triples when i make them due to the aeration from mixing.

My question is does anyone think this is a bad thing and might slow digestion?? Apart from the obvious fullness factor would all the bubbles and decreased density result in a longer digestion time?

1.am i just splitting hairs here and being too anal?

  1. Should i go bac to usin the regular shaker bottle after my workout and leave the milkshakes to other times where i dont need fast absobtion?

Cheers

  1. Yes, oh my sweet Jesus yes, chill the fuck out.

  2. Refer to the latter point of reply #1

haha yeah i thought as much :confused:

It will fuck with your gains.

Case in point, ALL early strongmen didn’t have access to blenders but they were strong as shit. There hasn’t been anyone as strong since the early strongmen, and this is due to the invention of the electric household blender.

Haha man. Relax and have fun lifting!

Stomach acid quickly separates solids from gasses so the aeration of your shake won’t slow digestion by any significant degree. Proof of this is you are burping more after drinking the ‘milkshakes’ versus stirred or bottle shaken protein shake.

Protein powder is the worst way to take protein - no matter how it is prepared the digested amino acids will be fast absorbing which means it enters your bloodstream long before you can actually use it all for new protein synthesis. It will contribute to overall caloric and insulin load but not to muscle building in any significance - just fat gain (assuming muscle glycogen is already full).

If you want to get big and strong just eat real food that digests naturally and slowly which will contribute to protein synthesis throughout the entire recovery period. No need to dump expensive, fast absorbing calories into your body.

[quote]LIFTICVSMAXIMVS wrote:
Protein powder is the worst way to take protein - no matter how it is prepared the digested amino acids will be fast absorbing which means it enters your bloodstream long before you can actually use it all for new protein synthesis. It will contribute to overall caloric and insulin load but not to muscle building in any significance - just fat gain (assuming muscle glycogen is already full).

If you want to get big and strong just eat real food that digests naturally and slowly which will contribute to protein synthesis throughout the entire recovery period. No need to dump expensive, fast absorbing calories into your body.[/quote]

woah woah woah, that is a VERY bold statement.

You’re going to need to prove that with a study or something. I mean every bodybuilder in the world (except me, as it happens) drinks protein shakes. Are they really all doing it wrong?

[quote]LIFTICVSMAXIMVS wrote:
Protein powder is the worst way to take protein - no matter how it is prepared the digested amino acids will be fast absorbing which means it enters your bloodstream long before you can actually use it all for new protein synthesis. It will contribute to overall caloric and insulin load but not to muscle building in any significance - just fat gain (assuming muscle glycogen is already full).

If you want to get big and strong just eat real food that digests naturally and slowly which will contribute to protein synthesis throughout the entire recovery period. No need to dump expensive, fast absorbing calories into your body.[/quote]

what the fuck. almost everything you said there is not true.

Believe what you want. Protein powders are a waste. They are expensive. And they don’t do half as good a job as real food for most individuals. Protein synthesis is controlled on a hormonal level.

The only people who might benefit from using them are the severely underfed and the sublimely juiced.

[quote]LIFTICVSMAXIMVS wrote:
Protein powder is the worst way to take protein - no matter how it is prepared the digested amino acids will be fast absorbing which means it enters your bloodstream long before you can actually use it all for new protein synthesis. It will contribute to overall caloric and insulin load but not to muscle building in any significance - just fat gain (assuming muscle glycogen is already full).

If you want to get big and strong just eat real food that digests naturally and slowly which will contribute to protein synthesis throughout the entire recovery period. No need to dump expensive, fast absorbing calories into your body.[/quote]

I honestly can’t tell whether you’re a troll or just an idiot. I’m assuming the latter because of how many posts you’ve made.

What I’m really wondering is whether you’re an alternative name for some of the other bad posters on these nutrition boards who have since left the site.

[quote]LIFTICVSMAXIMVS wrote:
Believe what you want. Protein powders are a waste. They are expensive. And they don’t do half as good a job as real food for most individuals. Protein synthesis is controlled on a hormonal level.

The only people who might benefit from using them are the severely underfed and the sublimely juiced.
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any evidence to back up that?

or is it just your opinion on the subject.

Frothy shakes are terrible.

[quote]LIFTICVSMAXIMVS wrote:
Believe what you want. Protein powders are a waste. They are expensive. And they don’t do half as good a job as real food for most individuals. Protein synthesis is controlled on a hormonal level.

The only people who might benefit from using them are the severely underfed and the sublimely juiced.
[/quote]

jeez, I’m not trying to start an argument with you, just want to learn something.