Whey Protein - A Brief Overview

Author: Rod Ferris CPT CPAFLA
Purpose: To provide the body with complete protein after a workout
thereby facilitating protein synthesis and increasing lean muscle mass.

There have been some studies suggesting a strong
correlation between increase in muscle mass and supplementing
with whey protein. However, whey protein should only be consumed
by someone lacking protein in their diet. Since it is a convenient
after workout supplement, thus increasing its popularity.

After a workout is the best time to ingest simple
carbohydrates, and protein in order to replenish energy stores.

Natural Sources:

If your body receives too much protein it will either excrete it
(thereby wasting your money), or turn to fat. Please Nutrition
Section to determine how much protein is required for your body mass.