Update on Maximal Anabolic Response to Dietary Protein


"We would require approximately 2.6 g/kg/meal to achieve the maximal anabolic response at one meal. [...] And meal protein distribution studies support this notion by showing that total protein intake is more important than its distribution throughout the day. Plus, using an evolutionary lens, it makes sense that the body would not waste protein if a lot was ingested in a single meal since we did not have regular eating times or food availability."


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