Nutrimuscle informs you about proteins. Here are details about the links between proteins and the digestive system. Does it consume a lot of protein?
A 2011 study looked at how our bodies process the proteins we consume at certain times of the day.
It shows us that for a 20 g taken in the morning or after 8 am without a meal, half of these 20 g of protein is consumed by the digestive system in order to ensure the proper renewal of its own cells . This leaves only 10 g for the rest of the body and in particular for the muscles (1).
Looting of proteins by the digestive system
Indeed, the people tested in these studies remained approximately 8 hours without eating before the start of the experiment in order to ensure that proteins from a previous meal did not distort the data. This looting of proteins by the digestive system is therefore less in a person who has eaten recently. It is nonetheless true that the withdrawal of amino acids by the digestive system, for its own consumption, is high , even if it corresponds to a real physiological need on the part of the organs, this is all the more less protein for the muscles.
In conclusion, we understand that in the morning, after the overnight fast, you have to wake up with a mega-dose of protein , and change your intake protocol, because at that time, the digestive system will take a very large part of the proteins of this first meal. By overdosing your intake, you guarantee that your muscles, too, will receive enough protein to meet their needs .
(1) Pennings B. Exercising before protein intake allows for greater use of dietary protein-derived amino acids for de novo muscle protein synthesis in both young and elderly men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Feb;93(2):322-31 .