egg powder absorption speed

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by toufeksian, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. toufeksian

    toufeksian Orange Belt

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    is whey too much faster than egg in absorption ?
    i mean , would it be a lot worse to take egg instead of whey post workout?
     
  2. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    Whey works almost instantly.
    Eggs will take longer to digest...rich amino profile however, and probably more intact than the denatured concentrate you are using.
     
  3. toufeksian

    toufeksian Orange Belt

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    but how much longer are u talking about?
     
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    Egg protein differs quite strongly between each brand (and at times, even each batch) as far as absorption rates are concerned. It depends largely upon how much heat and pH to which the protein was exposed during the extraction process, and for what amount of time. It also depends upon whether or not any yolk was incorporated into the powder. Egg albumin has to be denatured to some extent in order to achieve maximum bioavailability. Raw egg whites have very poor bioavailability in comparison to cooked eggs. For a PWO drink, go with a whey hydrolysate, and some high-gly carbs to facilitate an insulin response. You egg protein will probably work well as an anytime-powder.
     
  5. toufeksian

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    im gonna search for the process , but on average, for example whey is 30 min / 1 hour , what about egg ?
     
  6. mmacoach

    mmacoach Guest

    Egg protein (albumen) digests at a medium pace (1.5-3 hours)
     

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