Whey protein is safe for the vast majority of people. The FDA accepts whey protein as a safe food based on both evidence and its ubiquitous use. The evidence does not suggest whey protein decreases bone mass or leads to kidney issues, at least in healthy populations.
Whey protein is one of the most favorably studied supplements on the market. Unlike other supplement ingredients, it consistently shows benefits for a wide variety of claims, including its ability to build muscle when combined with resistance training. The studies here include subjects of both genders ranging from, young...
Young, healthy males on a balanced diet, will probably not see any meaningful benefits in using testosterone boosters containing zinc, tongkat ali, or fenugreek. Older males or males who have low testosterone levels may see some improvement when using these products.
The Similarity Index is a tool that allows you to see the relationship between products. It can help you find similar products. If you find an expensive pre-workout, this tool can show you if other products share its ingredient profile, possibly saving you cash.
Theoretically, beta-alanine should improve performance in several activities, especially high intensity or longer duration ones. Let's take a look at what the research says!
During exercise, increased pH can cause fatigue and hamper performance. Resistance training relies on the anaerobic energy system. This system causes increased pH levels after extended training. Beta-alanine increases muscle carnosine content and improves performance in certain activities.
Google is riddled with affiliate marketing "review" sites. Instagram influencers are essentially advertisers. Short of trying every single supplement yourself, it's become very difficult to find good information.
Beta-alanine is a very popular non-essential amino acid found in many pre-workout supplements. It's associated with decreased fatigue and potentially, increased performance in several activities. Let's take a look at some research on this supplement's safety.
Beta-alanine is an amino acid produced in the liver. Beta-alanine has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years. Of all the products contained in the Supplement Database, 36% of them contain beta-alanine, making it the second most popular ingredient behind caffeine.
In our series on soy protein, we covered topics including its effects on testosterone, health benefits, and body composition. Here we'll go over our findings and make a final recommendation on whether or not soy protein is worth taking.