[Sports Nutrition Lounge] Protein & Performance



  • Essential amino acids (EAA) - There are 9 kinds of amino acids that cannot be synthesized by the human body and need to be supplemented through food

  • Protein absorption rate - The rate at which the body absorbs protein varies depending on the protein source

  • Protein synthesis - Combined effect of carbohydrate and amino acids is significantly greater than the individual effects of carbohydrate or protein

  • Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS) is preferred over Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) for its more accurate and comprehensive evaluation of protein quality, especially in considering amino acid digestibility and providing a broader range of scores to differentiate between protein sources effectively

  • Protein daily requirement – According to World Athletics (formerly known as IAAF) consensus statement, optimum daily protein intake (1.3 - 1.7 g/kg BM/Day) and optimum per meal/serving of protein for Athletes (0.3 - 0.4 g/kg BM)