whey protein safety

Is whey protein safe?

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.

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whey protein build muscle

Does whey protein build muscle?

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...

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increase testosterone

Are there any supplements that increase testosterone?

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.

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similarity-index

Introducing: Supplement Product Similarity Index

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.

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How is the Supplement Database different from other supplement review sites?

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.

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beta alanine

Is beta-alanine safe?

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.

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beta alanine

What is beta-alanine?

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.

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soy protein

Final Verdict: Is soy protein worth taking?

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.

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