My nutrition textbook talks a lot about digestion, and it is a very long and complicated process. It takes hours and hours for a food to be digested and utilized, as it must go through the stomach all the way to the small intestine then be absorbed and transported, etc. Liquids can take even longer, b/c they must make their way all the way to the large intestine.
My question is regarding PWO whey. I sip on a BCAA/Glutamine mix pre, during and post workout (about 30g of each, total), and lately I don't see much of a point in having a scoop of whey post workout, because it will take hours to digest anyway. I understand that post carbs are different, because of the insulin response, but I'm following an Anabolic Diet and I don't take in carbs. So, how important, really, is the pwo whey?