I was talking to a personal trainer at my gym (MT/BJJ) and he mentioned that on average, a body can only absorb ~35g protein per meal. While we are on that topic, I told him I was eating 1.5g/protein per pound of body weight, he told me that is simply not needed. He claimed the tests/studies where it was determined that 1.5g/protein per pound of body weight used world class elite athletes, who were on steroids. He went on to say that the regular unjuiced human body simply cant process that much protein. disclaimer: I did not check his facts about the 1.5g/protein per pound of body weight, however I have heard that ~35g maximum absorption per meal statistic before, though I don't know the validity.