One of the most common myths about protein is that your body can only absorb a certain amount of it at any given time (the “magical” figure that most people land on lies somewhere in the range of 20-30 grams of protein per meal). 

This is fake news. Here are some simple facts:

  • The body has the ability to digest and assimilate much more than 20-30 grams of protein from a single meal.
  • Virtually all of the protein that you eat can actually be absorbed/used by your body. Even if you eat a really high-protein meal that sits north of – say – 80g, your body will absorb and put it to use.
  • The quality of your protein source can influence its rate of digestion and absorption.
  • For muscle growth, you need less muscle loss and more protein synthesis…this happens through heavy weight-based training, enough calories, and high daily protein consumption…which means meals with 30+g of protein will be the norm.