A member asked:

Is it good to give teen athletes some protein powder?

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Dr. Robert Purchase answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

It is fine: It is safe to give a teen protein powder. The question is whether it is necessary. The typical western diet provides more than enough protein to support the muscle building efforts of a teenager. The extra protein from the powder is just extra. It is extra calories, calories that are expensive & devoid of any other nutritional content. My suggestion is stick to whole foods.

Answered 5/5/2016

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