Published on Oct 15, 2017
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What’s going on, Thomas here with Mat – one of my coaching clients I’ve been working with for some time now – to go over how you can optimize your protein intake much more effectively with your meals.

Today, we’ll hit on 3 quick and different ways you can start using to start absorbing more protein out of your meals. Mat did a bit of research, and today I’m breaking down the science behind these methods so you at home know what to do.

Let’s get started:

#1 – 0:40 – Have More Carbs With A Protein Rich Meal (High-Glycemic Carbs)

1:10 – That spike of insulin due carbs being introduced opens the cell so that sugar can enter, and protein enters along with the sugar.
1:28 – This is the quickest and easiest way to absorb more protein, but with the downside of having to consume carbs.
1:49 – You absorbing protein, but with the caveat that you run the risk of also storing body fat because carbs go through “novo lipogenesis” – carbs convert into fats.
1:58 – Is this the best way? No. BUT, is it the easiest? Sure.

#2 – 2:07 – Hydrochloric Acid

2:20 – Hydrochloric Acid contributes to protein digestion by activating pepsinogen, the precursor to pepsin.
2:48 – Pepsin breaks down amino acids in protein to allow for better absorption and an increase in Hydrochloric Acid.
3:27 – You DON’T need to consume this exogenously – externally.

#3 – 4:09 – B6 Pyridoxine

4:40 – B6 helps break down protein and carry the dismantled amino acids to the blood stream.
5:46 – You can take a separate B6 vitamin supplement along with a meal, because when cooking a meat for your protein source you can end up with about 50-60% of B6 lost when it is cooked or digested
6:06 – Eating fish as your protein source is one way to avoid that B6 reduction – it takes less time to cook and at lower temperatures.
6:41 –

I hope this clears up some of your questions out there, guys. If you have more questions for me on protein synthesis and other subjects, make sure to leave me them via Facebook below.

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