I love Mag-10. I’d like to make it my only protein supplement but I’m not sure how much to take compared to when I was using whey/casein. I seem to recall you don’t need as much to get the same impact because it absorbs better.
As a hypothetical, let’s say I take in five servings of Metabolic Drive protein (105 grams of protein) per day and wanted to replace it completely would MAG-10. To receive the same impact, how much would I need? - The same five servings of MAG-10 (roughly 100 grams of protein) or could I take less because of it greater absorbability?
Mag-10 is more efficiently used by the body than other protein sources, but it’s not really a direct 2:1 ratio or whatever.
Your current diet plays a major role in determining when-where-how protein powders are used. So, what’s your current whole food diet like?
If you use 5 scoops of Metabolic Drive (I’m guessing two 2-scoop shakes and one smaller 1-scoop shake?), then you may be able to get by with three servings (2 scoops each) of Mag-10. It’ll depend a bit on what else you’re eating, but that’s a good starting point to assess as you go.
Your current size (bodyweight in particular) and training is also relevant, as that influences your protein requirements for growth.
To your questions: I’m 46 yo, 213 lbs and 24% BF. My current diet is roughly 100 grams protein through fish, meat, or chicken. I tend to skip breakfast or have plain oatmeal, lunch = chicken breast and frozen vegetables microwaved, and dinner whatever home cooked meal my wife makes. Spaced thru the day - another 126 grams of protein Metabolic Drive (6 servings). I also do Plazma/Mag-10 protocol on WO days. WOs currently are 3 days/week strength training (Texas Method) plus walking/light jogs 1-2 times/week. Under this current plan my weight is staying flat. Goal is to get stronger or at least maintain, while dropping to 20% BF or 200 lbs (it’s a military thing - one or the other must be maintained)
I’m thinking a good place to start with this experiment is keep everything else the same but follow your guidance and swap out the Metabolic Drive with 3-4 servings (2 scoops each) MAG-10 per day, sticking to the protein pulsing protocol as close as possible. I’ll try it a for a couple weeks and see how it goes.