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A 18-year-old male asked:

Hello. i like to know is protein powder necessary for some one who works out at gym?? thank you

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: As long as you maintain a well balanced diet the supplements are a waste of money. They are promoted as the building blocks of muscle, which is true, but so is a balanced diet. If you are spending 6 hours a day in the gym lifting weights, they might be a way to assure available nutrients.However, for the regular workout guy they are a waste of money.
Last updated Jan 10, 2015

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