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Is it appropriate to take protein powder after a core workout?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Yes: In fact, drinking a protein shake or consuming a protien rich snack 1 hour beofre your workout can also help build muscle and speed up recovery.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it dangerous to take protein powder?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Protein supplements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been known that some protein powders are embellished with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass.
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Is it safe to take protein powder?

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Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes: If you overload on protein it will most likely get flushed out if your system.

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