A new revelation about protein just dropped in the journal Cell (1). Let’s dig into it.

People always say, “The body can only use 30 grams of protein at once!” Is that true? Well, imagine eating a 16-ounce steak. If you can only use 30 grams of protein at once, you’ll find steak-shaped deposits in your toilet the next morning. That doesn’t happen. So, where does the steak go?

More protein helps build bigger muscles (2, 3, 4), but is there a limit to how much protein actually goes into your muscle tissue? It’s not a 100% efficient process because building muscle is a slow and labor-intensive process. Research from the same lab estimated that from a 20-gram scoop of whey protein, only 2 grams is directly deposited as protein in muscle tissue (5).

Go here to read the entire article on T-Nation’s site.

Rock on!
Dr Mike

P.S. You can also check out my interview with Dr Jorn Trommelin on the Flex Diet Podcast.