Do you really need whey protein?

Walk into any gymnasium or open any muscle magazine and no doubt you will find suppliers advertising bodybuilding supplements which promise increases in strength and muscle.

So what is whey protein? Does it build muscle? And should you be spending your hard earned money on it?

Well that is the big question, but we hope you use this site as a reference to provide the information to help you make your decision and decide for yourself if you should be supplementing your diet with whey protein and more to the point, that you benefit from it.

As you are aware, protein is an important nutrient needed by everyone on a daily basis. It is made up of amino acids, which are the "building blocks" for healthy bodies. Whey is a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids the body requires, including branched chain.

Did you know?

Whey protein is a naturally occuring protein found in cows milk.

Muscle building recipe of the day

Post Workout Bar

1 jar of Peanut Butter
8 tbsp Honey
100g Oats
80g Crushed nuts
40g Protein Powder

Mix the Peanut Butter with the Honey and microwave on full power for 90 seconds
Mix in the Oats, Nuts and Protein Powder
Stir Well
Spoon into square tin and leave in the fridge overnight
Chop into bars

Featured article

20% VAT to be added to sports supplements from 1st October 2012

Back at the start of the year, our government decided it was time to impose VAT on sports supplements. Whilst the exact products that will be affected is unclear, certainly Whey Protein powders and drinks will be.