Just about every guy I know who goes to the gym is either taking, or is thinking about taking protein supplements. This review explains that protein supplementation immediately after resistance training can enhance muscle hypertrophy. Furthermore, taking protein may enhance recovery from exercise, or decrease muscle damage.
Whey protein is one of the most popular protein supplements on the market. Whey is a whole protein found in milk, the other being casein. We ingest and absorb protein into our body, break it down into amino acids and then use it to build our own body’s proteins, such as muscle.
But is it safe to take protein supplements?