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A 18-year-old male asked:

how to gain muscle without protein powder?

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Dr. John Hammes
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Exercise: Lift weights. Eat adequate (1gram /kg body weight) protein. No need for supplements. Testosterone and derivatives will build muscle but have harmful side effects and should be avoided. Some people's muscle mass will be limited (or very great) based on their genetics or inherited tendency to build mass. Careful technique (so as not to get harmed) exercise with weights is best and safest way ...

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can eating more protein powder help you gain muscle?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Not by itself: Protein can help but only if combined with strength training.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I want to know what is the difference between protein powder and muscle milk?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Marketing & Sources: Protein/milk powder will likely be a↑ed $ & you don't know where the stuff came from, exempted by dshea act of 1994. Meat is high animal protein+fat. Sat. Fat is healthy, ancel keys & us gov. Long promoted con(s) to the opposite. The key to muscles is exercise, focused coordination & pushing limits, slowly/carefully, not the gimmicks. Study: attia, taubes, dietdoctor & review my answers healthtap.
A 51-year-old member asked:

Please answer! what protein powder should I go with trying to increase the muscle size?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does protein powder help girls build lean muscle faster? Please, need some answers?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Caution: Nutritional supplements for muscle development can be dangerous if the kidneys are overloaded with too much protein. Most people can achieve adequate results by dietary modification, without the extra expense and risk.

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