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Protein Powder Supplements
Protein Powder Supplements are used by all athletes to increase muscle growth and recovery and are generally consumed immediately before and after exercising, or in place of a meal. Protein powder supplements should be taken before or after working out, other protein powder supplements should be taken before going to bed such as Casein or sustained release protein powders. Bodybuilders use protein powder supplements because they require higher than normal quantities of protein to support muscle growth and repair. Protein Powder Supplements are available in a variety of flavour’s. Protein powder shaker bottles are commonly used to mix the supplements. Studies show protein shakes have been reported to be superior to whole foods for enhancing muscle hypertrophy during the 20 minutes to 1 hour ‘anabolic window’ after working out. Bodybuilders who consume low-calorie meals, vegetarians, haphazard eaters and bodybuilders or athletes that train with high intensity benefit significantly from Protein supplements. Protein powder comes in many different forms, the most popular form being Whey protein. Whey Protein Isolate being the fastest for absorption, followed by Whey Protein Concentrate. There is also hydrolysed whey protein which contains smaller peptides and enhanced absorption.