Protein supplementation is big business. There are 1000’s of brands out there, all claiming to provide the latest and greatest in powdered protein. The choice can be overwhelming.
There are also a lot of misconceptions about what effect protein powders have. What are your beliefs? Do they bulk you up, help put on muscle, help drop fat, or do they improve your health? If you are currently supplementing with a protein powder, why? If not, why not? What are your reasons?
Protein supplementation has gone beyond the bodybuilder stereotype and hit mainstream. Many people are taking supplements to aid in weight loss and general health. But does this have scientific grounding, or have people simply brought into the hype and marketing of the industry?
In this series of articles I’m going to explore this booming market. You’ll learn about the different types of protein powders, and what effect they have on the body. We’ll look at protein requirements for each individual, and discuss the merits of protein supplementation. We’ll also have a look at the current research and find out if the science can back up the claims made by these supplement companies.
By the end, you will have a clear idea of what the different protein supplements offer, why you should or shouldn’t be taking them, and what to look for when picking a brand.
If you don’t want to miss an article, sign up to our newsletter to receive a special edition focusing on protein supplementation. If you are at all interested about taking your health to the next level, it’s a must!