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Vitamin that helps your body absorb protein

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
None: Vitamin d helps in the absorption of calcium and vitamin c may in iron absorption, but I do not know of any vitamins that help in absorption of protein.
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Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang commented
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Protein absorption is a problem with poor digestion or malabsorption from many possible causes. See an intestinal specialist if you are not absorbing.
Jan 27, 2012
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Vitamin: Specific vitamin I do not know about. However, type of protein does. This is a good article that explains the issue. https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/protein-bio-availability-explained.htm
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How much protein can your body absorb?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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The protein you eat: All the protein you eat will be absorped as long as your digestive system is normal. The recommended daily allowance of protein is 46 grm for women and 56 grm for men.
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