Originally Posted by Allen Yeh
I'd be curious what their source is here?
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One of the many medical studies that deal with this question
Seems like anything more than 25g is will likely be wasted.
Amounts of 5.73% and 35.10% (P < 0.005) of cooked and raw test meal, respectively, escaped digestion and absorption in the small intestine.
The test meal was 25g of egg protein. So even in best case scenario, 1g of the 25g was wasted. The 35% is for cooked eggs, which would mean that 8grams was wasted. The hard part to tell from this study is whether that is truly maximum amount able to be absorbed or just general loss from bioavailability and protein type.
Like I said, this is on average or the estimated amount you should ingest. There's a lot of different variables that play into it though such as the type of protein compound, your metabolic need (see pulse feeding), body composition, intensity of your workout, etc.