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Whey protein isolated best pre or post workout?

Whey protein isolated best pre or post workout?

Whey protein: 1. Protein is protein. Whey, or any other source. 2. Pre/post workout - theoretically one can argue for both. BOTTOM LINE - NO ONE KNOWS. Those people who claim one way is better or use this type of protein or another have either something to sell you or they "think" they know best. But, there is no published peer reviewed studies. Do what feels best for you! ...Read more

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 is the best pre and post workout supplement or protein shake for cross fit training?

What is the best pre and post workout supplement or protein shake for cross fit training?

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. ...Read more

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For muscle gain n body building which protein powder is helpful , whey protein or soya protein?

For muscle gain n body building which protein powder is helpful , whey protein or soya protein?

Whey protein: Is a little better for body building, but there is not that much difference. Make sure you are only using it as a supplement as well. You also need a solid balance of proteins from diet from sources such as meets, chicken, fish, etc. ...Read more

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Should I take cretine or casein? with whey protein and a preworkout supplements (c4)

Should I take cretine or casein?  with whey protein and a preworkout supplements  (c4)

Creatine: If you are already taking a whey ( milk ) protein. You dont need an additional milk (casein) protein. Too much protein can tax your kidneys as well. Speak to a health care professional with expertise in athletic supplements for dosing. ...Read more

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Can I take a calcium supplement with whey protein?

Can I take a calcium supplement with whey protein?

Should be fine..: Calcium does not affect protein absorption and vice versa. You may not any supplement if you can stay on a healthy, balanced diet--see pyramid pictured here. Good diet is important, but regular exercise is also needed for long term good health. So eat well, sleepp well, exercise regularly and see doc for preventive care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Workout(1.5 hrs, 1 muscle/day) in morning (with protein supplements and protein rich diet) leads to insomnia. Any explanations/suggestions?

Workout(1.5 hrs, 1 muscle/day) in morning (with protein supplements and protein rich diet) leads to insomnia. Any explanations/suggestions?

Working out: I'm not sure how it's possible to work out using only 1 muscle per day? I wonder what the contents of your protein supplement actually are -- some contain stimulating substances, which of course could lead to insomnia. Would also need to know what other medications, supplements, or drugs you might be taking. Do you drink caffeinated beverages? ...Read more

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Is soy protein with amino acids a bad choice for gym supplement ?

Is soy protein with amino acids a bad choice for gym supplement ?

You're fine: Twenty grams after a workout will be great. I'm pleased you're exercising and building muscle; some people prefer soy because it's vegetarian / vegan. Both are good choices, and despite what you may hear from others there's no real reason to prefer one over the other for the ordinary fitness buff. ...Read more

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What is better, chocolate milk or strawberry whey protein shake for afte workout?

Either: The whey protein shake likely has more protein, depending on how much is added. Base your decision on the nutrients and what you are looking for- which has more protein? Number of fat grams? Amount of simple sugars? Does the shake have added vitamins and minerals? What tastes the best? Both sound like reasonable recovery drinks. ...Read more

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Does protein powder help rebuild muscles aftrr a workout?

No: The only thing that "builds muscle is exercising the muscle against some kind of physical stress such as bar bells. ...Read more

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Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

Probably: This depends on sufficiency of protein in your diet but deficiency of Amino Acids is not unusual ; grows more common as we age, as most over age 60 produce insufficient hydrochloric acid, needed to digest protein. Low protein impairs immune function; whey is a superb source proven to increase glutathione, important for immune function. There are big differences in quality-see http://bit.Ly/1fpottv. ...Read more

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Is taking a pre-workout supplement with creatine bad before running?

Is taking a pre-workout supplement with creatine bad before running?

Possibly: Depending on how far you are running. If you become extremely dehydrated during long range running, you may want to avoid taking creatine before running to avoid any renal irritation. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Any effect from tacking amino beef tablets and whey protein powder i go to gym ?

Any effect from tacking amino beef tablets and whey protein powder i go to gym ?

Probably not.: Make sure you hydrate well and have a balanced diet otherwise. Always have caution with any supplements you take... The supplement industry is not regulated like how it is for other otc medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin and the safety and ingredients are often suspect. ...Read more

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Is it essential to drink whey protein / protein shake when you exercise or work out?

Is it essential to drink whey protein / protein shake when you exercise or work out?

No!Really all U need: is adequate protein intake. This can B done by diet alone on days of Ur heavy workouts increase Ur protein intake shortly thereafter, energy bars, chocolate milk or other protein sources. Yogurts R great a small yogurts have 12gms of protein. A couple of those is all U need. This is above Ur 150gms U need daily. Read food labels 4 protein content, beans & greens 2 ...Read more

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Can whey protein helps gain weight? Or soy proteion.

Can whey protein helps gain weight? Or soy proteion.

In a way. ..: ...It's a good source of protein that is needed 2 gain muscle mass, but not by just taking it. U need a good exercise program, including weight ; cardiovascular. Remember u need 2put the pprotein 2 work for u by the above type of program. ...Read more

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What is the best pre and post workout supplement or protein shake for cross fit training?

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. ...Read more

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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