When Is The Best Time To Take Protein Shakes

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The best time to take protein shakes is first thing in the morning, during a workout or right before bed. You want your body to receive its daily dose of protein as soon as possible and not force it to wait for several hours after you’ve consumed food. It’s like having a cup of coffee: If you wait 2-3 hours after eating before drinking that cup of joe, it doesn’t kick into gear because your stomach has been digesting food for that long. That leftover energy would be better used by burning calories at the gym! So if you can get your protein shake faster than waiting for digestion (typically 30 minutes) then do so!