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Is it good to give teen athletes some protein powder?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: It is fine
It is safe to give a teen protein powder.
The question is whether it is necessary. The typical western diet provides more than enough protein to support the muscle building efforts of a teenager. The extra protein from the powder is just extra. It is extra calories, calories that are expensive & devoid of any other nutritional content. My suggestion is stick to whole foods.

In brief: It is fine
It is safe to give a teen protein powder.
The question is whether it is necessary. The typical western diet provides more than enough protein to support the muscle building efforts of a teenager. The extra protein from the powder is just extra. It is extra calories, calories that are expensive & devoid of any other nutritional content. My suggestion is stick to whole foods.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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