Whey protein is a staple sports supplement in anyone’s nutrition, whether you’re a world class athlete or an individual living an active lifestyle. Whey protein is one of the best types of protein to improve lean muscle mass and speed up recovery time of muscles after a hard workout. Abundant in important essential amino acids, whey protein has the ability to improve overall performance while building muscle and improving muscle recovery.
Following is a brief summary of the research supporting supplementation of creatine to improve strength and sport performance in athletes and quality of life in older adults. Included is also a background of what creatine is, what its function is in the body, and what dosing strategy to use when supplementing.
Not all protein is created equal, but how do you determine which type is best for you? Variables including protein efficiency ratio, biological value, net protein utilization and protein digestibility corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) were taken into account when examining different protein sources including numerous animal proteins and vegetable proteins. In this article we examine a review of different protein sources and discuss which options are best.