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Pasadena, MD
A 57-year-old male asked:

How much protein can your body absorb (like after a workout). have there been studies to validate this?

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: In general consuming more than about 24-28 gms of protein at one time is a waste as you will not absorb the excess protein and it will be excreted.
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