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High-Intensity Athletes Cannot Digest Protein

Summary: Popular protein sources such as whey, egg white and pea protein may present issues with absorption rates.
Air Date: 8/21/15
Duration: 10
Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: David Minkoff, MD
David MinkoffDr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and worked for more than 20 years in traditional medicine.

In 1997, he and his wife Sue founded LifeWorks Wellness Center, now one of this country's foremost alternative health clinics.

In 2000, he founded BodyHealth, a nutrition company which offers a unique range of dietary supplements to the public, as well as practitioners.
High-Intensity Athletes Cannot Digest Protein
High-intensity athletes such as triathletes and ultrarunners who eat a high-quality diet still might have significant amino acid deficiencies.

Amino acids are known as the building blocks of life; they help your body produce numerous compounds that are needed for daily function.

When the body cannot digest amino acids, they are discarded as toxic waste instead of being utilized throughout the body.

Amino acid deficiencies can lead to a handful of issues like hormone problems, weight gain, decreased metabolism, immune system issues, insufficient healing, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, and slow muscle recovery.

Listen in as David Minkoff, MD, shares why high intensity athletes are more prone to an amino acid deficiency.