Why should you use them?
So when would you use them? According to Barbara Lewin, a sports nutritionist and dietitian who has worked with NHL, NBA, and NHFL athletes and trained Ironman competitors, there are a few reasons why average athletes may want more protein in their diet. Here are some of the common reasons why one should include a protein supplement in his/her diet.
Protein supplements are among the most popular dietary supplements used by recreationally active adults, athletes, and soldiers striving to improve performance, increase muscle mass, and enhance exercise recovery. There are different forms of protein powders. The three common ones are protein made from whey, soy, and casein. Whey is the most commonly used because it is a water-soluble milk protein. It is also a complete protein, so it has all those muscle-building and performance-enhancing advantages. (Complete protein contains all nine of the amino acids needed for human dietary needs.) Vegan people may prefer soy over whey protein, although it does not dissolve in water as well, and its taste is sometimes considered more unpleasant.