Manage episode 153126064 series 1082177
Robert Seik explains the importance of protein supplementation within 10 minutes after a workout and how you need to supplement your B vitamins since protein will deplete your supply. Probiotic supplementation is also necessary for proper protein digestion.
Protein consumption depletes B Vitamins such as B12, B6, B2 and Folic Acid. Athletes are already burning through these because of the great metabolic demand that they are placing on their body, so it is very important to supplement with a complex B Vitamin. When B Vitamins are depleted, you will notice a lack of energy and with serum testing you will notice a rise in certain inlammatory markers.
The maximum dose of protein should be 30-40 grams and Robert actually suggests 20-30 grams maximum dosage at one time. In order to digest protein, you need to have a healthy flora of probiotics. Many individuals have to take in 75-100 billion units of probiotics a day just to keep up with the protein digestion demand.
It is also very important to balance your protein intake. If you only take in protein, your body will become very acidic. This acidity in your body will allow vital minerals to leach out, especially the ions Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium. This causes muscle cramps, diminished recovery and less productive workouts.
The best way to balance the protein is with dark, leafy green vegetables that alkalize the body and help replenish those minerals.
by Robert Seik, PharmD