Protein Powder FAQ!

Author: Nicole Adler   Date Posted: 3 August 2016 

Given the fact that protein powder supplements are used quite often, there are a number of question that Nutrients Direct receives on a frequent basis. Below, you will find frequently asked questions in regard to protein powder supplements. To find the answers to these questions, be sure to read the information below.

Do I Have to Limit My Protein Intake to 30 Grams?

There is no such thing as a limited protein powder intake, although there may be a maximum dose connected to the use of a specific protein powder supplement. Even though there is not a real maximum on protein, researchers recommend 30 grams over the course of a day to get the best results by boosting the muscle protein synthesis.

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Does Protein Powder Promote Muscle Growth?

Scientists have proven that protein supplements contribute to extra muscle growth. However, to get the muscle you want, you will have to do strength training and resistance training in combination with a protein supplement.

Can Protein Supplements Cause Weight Gain?

Protein supplements on their own will not add fat to your body. Quite the opposite actually, because protein needs a lot more energy than fat and carbohydrates to use in the body. Because of this fact, protein supplements are often used for weight loss purposes.

Even though protein supplements cannot make you gain weight because of fat, some athletes may experience weight gain because of an increased muscle mass. Muscle weighs a lot more than fat, but burns a lot more calories!

What Are the Best Sources of Protein?

The most effective source of protein can be found in the form of protein powder, but there are a number of food sources that can provide some protein as well. If you are looking for complete protein, which is a protein that contains all the essential amino acids, you will need foods such as meat, fish, milk and eggs.

Foods that are high in protein will have a high amount of amino acids and high bioavailability. These abilities can also be found in our protein supplements, which saves consumers a lot of time by not having to cook their food.

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Can I Add Protein Powder to My Meals?

Some protein powders can be used for cooking. The majority of protein supplements can withstand high temperatures before they lose their biological function. However, there are protein supplements that become altered because of cooking, so it is always a good idea to check the direction of your protein supplement before you use it for cooking.

Can the Use of Protein Supplements Harm My Kidneys?

Given the fact that a high protein diet can affect people with a chronic kidney disease, many athletes wonder if the use of a protein supplement can affect kidney health. There have been several studies surrounding the subject and researchers have found that protein supplements do not harm the kidneys or reduce their functioning over time. However, athletes struggling with kidney problems should still monitor their protein intake to avoid problems.

Data based on vanilla flavour ND Total Whey WPC ND Mass Muscle WPI Calcium Caseinate
Protein per serve (g) 22.2 23 26.2 26.7 28.1
Take For
Type of protein/s Whey Whey Whey & Casein Whey Casein
Carbs per serve (g) 3.4 4.2 26.5 1.9 0.8
Fat total per serve (g) 1.3 1.3 1.6 0.6 0.2
Sugars per serve (g) 3.2 3.2 10.4 1.4 0.3
Serving Size (g) 35 30 60 30 30
Serves per kilo 28 33 16 33 33
Additional Premium Ingredients Amino blend, colostrum, creatine, glutamine   Amino blend, carb blend,colostrum, creatine    
Notes Complete muscle-building formula The least processed budget powder Ultimate Post workout bulking powder Fast absorbing powder Slow release high density powder
Flavours Chocolate Vanilla Chocolate, Vanilla, Honeycomb, Strawberry, Banana, Natural Chocolate Vanilla Chocolate, Vanilla, Honeycomb, Strawberry, Banana, Natural Chocolate, Vanilla, Natural

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