Effectiveness Rating for Whey Protein's Ability to Reduce Muscle Soreness

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well whey protein is able to reduce muscle soreness. The overall rating for this claim is 1 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Whey Protein to reduce muscle soreness. Using Whey Protein to reduce muscle soreness will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Whey Protein's Ability to Reduce Muscle Soreness

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 2 studies in the database on whey protein; the confidence rating is 40. 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 Reduce Muscle Soreness

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
48g once daily 48g
18.3g twice daily 36.6g


Title of Study
The effects of 8 weeks of whey or rice protein supplementation on body composition and exercise performance
Effects of combined β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) and whey protein ingestion on symptoms of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage