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Doctor insights on: Protein Supplement For Women To Get Lean Muscle

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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While buying a protein supplement for muscle/body building what things should be checked on label. What should be ideal constituents in protein powder?

High protein low sug: Read the label, usually will state" no banned additives", then u r fairly safe. Do not overload on the protein, taylor it to ur daily needs, ; b sure 2 consider ur intake from all source. Substitute water for milk ; add ice, tastes a lot better. ...Read more

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What is a good workout supplement that will help my muscles get bigger with my workout and protein powder?

What is a good workout supplement that will help my muscles get bigger with my workout and protein powder?

Creatine etc: Great question! everything you eat and the timing makes a difference. Make sure you get 30 grams of protein every few hours all day long. Creatine (99.9% pure!) about 3 grams daily can be helpful and perfectly safe. Get enough calories overall, a good recovery drink (with 3, 000 mg glutamine) right after exercise, a decent sports drink during exercise, lots of veggies and stay away from sweets! ...Read more

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Which brand of protein supplement should I get?

Which brand of protein supplement should I get?

Whey protein based!: Whey protein is the best, provided the remove lactose (milk sugar). Whey/egg blends are good, but more expensive. Soy protein is not as good as the first two, but cheaper! ...Read more

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I have started training kick box 3 months ago. I want to use protein supplements to build up lean muscle mass. Wili I have side effects?

I have started training kick box 3 months ago. I want to use protein supplements to build up lean muscle mass. Wili I have side effects?

Probably not: Most protein supplements sold today are safe, with very few side effects other than minor intestinal changes (increased gas/flatulence) as long as you follow the instructions. As a guy, avoid soy based protein supplements. Most supplements that are in powder form use whey protein. This is fine unless you have gluten sensitivity. If you start developing diarrhea and stomach cramps then stop. ...Read more

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When should I use a whey protein supplement and how much?

When should I use a whey protein supplement and how much?

Glad you asked: While you're gaining muscle, you can't go wrong with 20 gram or so (more is a waste) of protein after a good workout. Especially, i'm glad you're in the gym culture and hope you'll find friendship and fitness there. ...Read more

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What is a proper protein supplement for body building?

What is a proper protein supplement for body building?

Multivit Maybe: Best are those with iron and zinc, with Vit D and B complex. Wont hurt, may even help. ...Read more

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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


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