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10/31/2014 10:26:41 AM - Matt
hi Shelby,

I figured that (besides your documented knowledge) your association with John Meadows might help with this question. I posted my question to his facebook under a post he made on this product but haven't heard back (not sure how active he is on fb).

Anyway, he's releasing the Prime Nutrition INTRA-MD Mountain Dog drink mix. I'm transitioning from a fat loss to lean gain phase and intend on using intra shakes for the first time (previously used powerade but that's it).

My question is do the EAAs in this drink--which are (not sure proper term) "free form" aminos (i.e. no calories)--constitute the "protein" portion of what John and you typically advise to onclude in your intra shakes?

For instance, a typical recommendation might be 15-20g protein and 20-40g carbs. 1 scoop of this supplement is 120 calories and 30g carbs, so obviously the calories are entirely from carbs.

Would I need to add additional protein from whey into this drink? I thought the 15-20g (or whatever amount) had to come from protein calories and not just the free aminos.


You don't need to add protein, the EAAs cover that.

Shelby Starnes

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