Assimilate more! Consume less!
In my twenties I was reading some sport nutrition stuff online, and I read an article about digestion. I can’t remember who wrote it or where, but there was a one liner in it that stuck with me, and it went something like this:
“It’s not the total amount of protein consumed that matters, it’s the total amount of protein assimilated that matters.”
It really had an impact on me, like an “aha!” moment. What it means is that you can eat 200 grams of protein per day, but if your body can’t break it down and integrate it into new tissue very well, then you’ll just pass a lot of it through. Optimizing your protein intake depends not only on hitting a target amount per day, but also on optimizing protein digestion. Protein needs to be broken down into bio-usable forms through digestion before it can be absorbed. The best ways to optimize protein digestion are a mix of methods including improving the condition of your gut, consuming more protein sources that are easily digestible, and increasing the digestibility of the protein you consume. A protease enzyme supplement like ProHydrolase helps increase the digestibility of the protein you consume, which does these things:
- Takes full advantage of the availability of essential amino acids for building muscle and improving muscle recovery
- Maximizes the performance benefit of protein containing foods by assisting the body in absorbing more protein rather than excreting it
- Greatly reduces discomfort typically caused when protein is not broken down into the smallest composition
I wrote some more stuff below if you scroll down.
Serving Size: 120 mg (1 vegetable capsule)
Servings Per Container: 120