A 34-year-old member asked:
What to do if i see protein shakes that are like 60g of protein. can the body even absorb all that?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pretein absorbtion: The body can only absorb certain kinds of proteins and there are 20 Amino Acids that the body can use so it depends on what kind of protein is in the drink.
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