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What are protein supplements ?

What are protein supplements ?

Usually..: 'Whey, either in a powdered form, or liquid (like Premium protein with 30g of protein per 11.2 oz serving. Either is good and the powders can make great protein/berry smoothies, but I like the pre-mixed convenience! Also, you can pack them and have them easily at work or on the road! ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What are the different types of protein supplements?

What are the different types of protein supplements?

Why not get it fresh: Soy/beans, nuts, wheat/whey, fish, lean chickens, eggwhites, and lean meats are common protein sources. It should be a balance. Find out/learn about what you need: are you just keeping healthy or are looking to build muscle (body building?). Keep in mind: a healhty balance! there are plenty of nutritional books which can guide you step by step. If you have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which protein supplements for getting ripped but lean?

Which protein supplements for getting ripped but lean?

Won't help: If you're on a reasonable diet with enough protein (pretty much all meat-eaters, and vegetarians who know what they are doing), protein supplements are useless unless you're building mass. Focus on aerobic fitness instead. Consider training with triathletes. ...Read more

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Are protein supplements really bad for you or are they safe to use.

Are protein supplements really bad for you or are they safe to use.

Protein supplements: If you can eat a regular diet with normal amounts of protein there is absolutely no need for protein supplements. A lot of these products are combined with other substances that can put your health at risk. ...Read more

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Please point me to where i can get free protein supplements or samples?

Please point me to where i can get free protein supplements or samples?

There is no free-: -lunch. U could try to contact who manufacturers them and say U were thinking of using their product, an ask for a sample. U will not get much tho not enough for more than a couple of workouts. ...Read more

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Can using protein supplements help when doing male enhancement exercises?

Can using protein supplements help when doing male enhancement exercises?

Yes: I assume by 'male enhancement' excercises you mean muscle building activity. If this is the case then yes, protein is essential. High levels of protein can be a little tough on the kidneys, so stay hydrated. For high intensity exercise i would plan on a gram of protein per pound per day. ...Read more

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I m32 and weights 60kgs.Regular to gym last 15days.To gain weight is it rite time to take protein supplements that r avail in the market

I m32 and weights 60kgs.Regular to gym last 15days.To gain weight is it rite time to take protein supplements that r avail in the market

Great start!: I'm very glad you're lifting. Starting protein supplements would be fine. You may also get some benefit building mass by taking oral creatine. Other supplements will be much less helpful. Get with your physician before you try an electronic muscle stimulator. Shun steroids -- everybody i know who's tried them was sorry. The best is the friendships & the lifestyle. Again, good for you. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more