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The internet is packed with recipes for creative ways to use all that protein powder you have stored away – covering everything from pancakes to pasta and soups. But, people are sometimes afraid to cook with protein powder out of fear of denaturing the precious titular macronutrient. What is denatured protein? Does cooking with protein powder somehow ruin its nutritional value? Denaturing Defined Although it sounds like a pretty terrible thing, […]

Surgery, of any type, can be a pretty challenging ordeal. First of all, there’s the mental component of dealing with the prospect of going through the procedure. And then there’s the recovery process. Many experts and doctors, however, have been exploring the potential usefulness of protein supplements after surgery. How can protein supplements assist with recovery? Is there any science to back this practice? The General Idea It’s not unusual for […]

People take protein powder for lots of different reasons. Generally, though, the main idea is to develop a lean physique with plenty of powerful muscle and as little fat as possible. But, sometimes concerns arise when people look at the nutrition information on the tub of their favorite protein powder. After all, there is a pretty significant amount of calories packed into even the highest-quality protein supplements. So, is it possible […]

It’s not unusual for people to be a little cautious around supplements, even common things like whey protein. But is there actually a solid reason to worry about whey protein? What are some common side effects associated with whey? Should you really be concerned? Lactose Intolerance Whey, and the related protein casein, is extracted from milk. Generally, this is done by either applying heat, acid or some other curdling agent to […]

If you’ve been around the health and fitness world for any length of time, you doubtlessly know how important protein is, regardless of your goal. The truth, though, is that it can be difficult to meet your daily protein needs. Sometimes, it just equates to a ton of food. So, in an effort to ease the process, many people turn to protein supplements for help. Is this safe, though? How much […]

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, or DOMS, is a pretty standard feature of any workout routine. But, especially if you just started working out or are beginning a new routine, your DOMS can be so severe that it even limits your ability to move around throughout the day. Which is a problem. So, people are always looking for new ways to help relieve this soreness that sets in the day after your […]

You know, as an athlete and just general health-minded individual, that you need protein. That’s pretty common knowledge. Often, though, people ration out their protein content throughout the day based on the idea that you can only absorb so much at once. Sometimes, people even assume that the enormous dosages found in protein powder is a complete waste. Is there any truth to this? How much protein can you actually consume […]

  Although protein powder has lots of uses – many of which impact your overall health – people usually take it with one thing in mind: hypertrophy. Protein powder, most of the time is all about muscle growth. But how, exactly, does this process work? Hypertrophy: The Basics First, we have to start with what causes muscles to grow. How does hypertrophy work? When you exercise, your muscles are damaged – […]

For a long time, milk-based proteins like whey and casein have ruled the protein powder landscape. But, could there be a reason why someone would opt for a dairy free protein powder instead? As it turns out, there are several advantages to going dairy free. 1) Lactose Intolerance – Milk, and protein powders derived from it, contain a form of sugar called lactose. In order to break this compound down and […]

Both athletes and everyday men are commonly – though not always verbally – concerned with their testosterone levels. Not only is the hormone linked with energy, sex drive and overall well-being, but low testosterone can also have a dramatic impact on your body composition. It’s also important to note that women produce testosterone as well, just at much lower levels. Clearly, then, testosterone is a pretty important chemical to the entire […]