As one who categorizes themselves as perhaps not being limited by how much MAG-10 one can order (though I haven’t gone totally crazy…and I don’t just use MAG-10 for casein hydrolysate), I can only give you my experience with varying intakes.
My reply is going to be a long one…sorry.
I used to be one who ate 6 meals a day with protein coming primarily from animal sources and whey/casein/egg protein powders. The split was 75% animal proteins, 25% protein powders. Before I embarked on I-3G and utilized MAG-10 (I will use “MAG-10” to be synonymous with casein hydrolysate even though it is my firm opinion based on use that Biotest MAG-10 is “better” than straight casein hydrolysate; honestly I use BOTH), my total intake of protein was around 300+ grams/day. This was close to 1.5 grams/lb bodyweight for me.
TC Luoma and CT came out with articles that changed my eating style completely. TC’s article discussed the problems with eating frequently and its negative effects on resting blood sugar levels. CT’s articles were about pulse feasting. After painful acknowledgement that these vastly different nutritional philosophies were worthy of “trying” over my tried and true (though demonized “traditional” methods), all I can say right now is that I will NEVER GO BACK to the old ways.
When all is said and done, when I add up my MAG-10/casein hydrolysate/Plazma “protein” intake with my primarily ONE (sometimes 2) solid food meals a day, the split is now 75+% powder, 25-% animal protein…and my total protein intake is still roughly around 300 grams (if you assume a gram of casein hydrolsate is a gram of protein. I actually am beginning to think that it might not be).
The benefits of doing this healthwise for me has been tremendous. My resting blood sugar levels are WAY down. Perfect actually. My lipid levels, though never in horrible danger, and down as well. All other “health” markers are perfect. And I FEEL perfect. I can’t really describe it any other way.
I have a relative who now gets ALL of his protein via casein hydrolysate due to severe digestion issues. It has literally turned his life around (in terms of health). And his total protein intake with casein hydrolysate is vastly lower than when he was able to eat meat. It is his results that indicate to me casein hydrolysate is not equal gram to gram to animal protein sources…it is better.
Finally (whew), I also began developing digestive issues with the way I was eating. With pulse feasting utilizing casein hydrolysate as my primary “protein” source, I no longer have ANY digestive issues.