Effectiveness Rating for Whey Protein's Ability to Increase Strength

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well whey protein is able to increase strength. The overall rating for this claim is 2.5 out of 3. The research shows the supplement's ability to deliver on this particular claim is warranted. Using Whey Protein to increase strength will most likely lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for Whey Protein's Ability to Increase Strength

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 11 studies in the database on whey protein; the confidence rating is 220. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

Whey Protein Dose to Increase Strength

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
40g once daily 40g
21g 4x per day 84g
27g 3x per day 81g
25.5g 4x per day 102g
24g twice daily 48g
48g once daily 48g
28g once daily 28g
46g once daily 46g
26g once daily 26g

These dosages are based on body weight. The default value is 150 pounds. Enter your weight and click update to get appropriate dosages for your own body weight.


Title of Study
Effects of Whey Isolate, Creatine, and Resistance Training on Muscle Hypertrophy
The effect of whey protein supplementation with and without creatine monohydrate combined with resistance training on lean tissue mass and muscle strength
Effect of whey and soy protein supplementation combined with resistance training in young adults
The effect of whey isolate and resistance training on strength, body composition, and plasma glutamine
Eight weeks of pre- and postexercise whey protein supplementation increases lean body mass and improves performance in Division III collegiate female basketball players
The effects of 8 weeks of whey or rice protein supplementation on body composition and exercise performance
The Effects of Whey vs. Pea Protein on Physical Adaptations Following 8-Weeks of High-Intensity Functional Training (HIFT): A Pilot Study
The effects of protein and amino acid supplementation on performance and training adaptations during ten weeks of resistance training
Consuming a supplement containing branched-chain amino acids during a resistance-training program increases lean mass, muscle strength and fat loss
The Effects of Beef, Chicken, or Whey Protein After Workout on Body Composition and Muscle Performance
Effects of Whey, Soy or Leucine Supplementation with 12 Weeks of Resistance Training on Strength, Body Composition, and Skeletal Muscle and Adipose Tissue Histological Attributes in College-Aged Males