corplinx wrote:DrMatt wrote:Protein supplements almost certainly get more protein in your digestive tract than you would otherwise have.
NI on whether that translates into your bloodstream.
NI on whether it helps you recover from low-rep high-weight exercise.
NI on whether it puts you at an increased risk of gout.
I'm pretty sure we actually have information on those things. Protein absorption is pretty well understood to the point where it is uncontroversial.
In fact, there is no link between supplemental protein and gout. It is also hard to develop gout on a strict protein regimen.
Take a look at my diet I posted earlier, there is almost zero purines in that diet. There is zero link between gout and whey protein.
Gout refers to the accumulation of uric acid deposits in joints, tendons, and surrounding tissues. The enzyme xanthine oxidase synthesizes uric acid from xanthine and hypoxanthine. It is the excessive consumption of purines that can lead to the over-production of uric acid --though purines are found in high concentration within meat products they do not appear to be a direct metabolite of whey protein.
I know of many individuals who consume higher dosages of whey protein -- a majority of them being vegeterian, none of them in particular experienced gout.