The increment in [muscle protein synthesis] MPS is maximally stimulated at a dose of protein of approximately 25 g or 10 g EAA. This rise is based solely on protein consumption and is not augmented by carbohydrate, at least when protein is adequate.Also, the type of protein is of utmost importance. Phillips recommends whey protein or (please note that it is not whey and EAAs) a blend of EAAs at dosages of 25g and 10g, respectively.
|Figure 1: Whole blood leucine concentration (μM) following resistance exercise from subjects who consumed 500 ml fluid skim (low fat) milk and an isonitrogenous and isoenergetic quantity of a soya drink (drawn with data from Wilkinson et al.).|