Supplements Vs. Food Protein

Several studies suggest that hydrolyzed whey protein has much higher bioavailability than the whole protein.* Bioavailability refers to the nutritional effectiveness of the protein in terms of the percent that can be used by the body. Glutamine and BCAAs are important amino acids involved with supporting your body's immune system, and Glutamine may also help you recover from the effects of overtraining. In addition, it has been found that people who are sensitive to certain food compounds may be able to tolerate supplements much better than the actual foods they were derived from. 

Bodybuilders and other strength athletes can also benefit from the ergogenic fatigue-fighting effects of protein supplements, particularly those found in whey and other milk proteins. A study** conducted on Olympic-class athletes underscores milk protein's ability to improve physiological condition and enhance athletic performance. Amino acid supplements can produce similar results.

*JJ Boza, J Jimenez, O. Martinez, GA Suarez, "Nutritional value and antigenicity of two milk protein hydrolysates in rates and guinea pigs." Journal Nutrition 1994. 124(10):1978-86

MG Poullain, JP Cezard, L Roger, F. Mendy. Effect of whey proteins, their oligopeptide hydrolysates and free amino acid mixtures on growth and nitrogen retention in fed and starved rats. JPEN 1989; 13(6):595.

**GI Dragan, A Vasiliu, E Georgescu. "Effects of refit on Olympic athletes. Sportorvosi Szemle/Hung Rev Sports Med. 1985 26(2):107-113.
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Aug 30, 2007
Sep 01, 2007
Can you please provide references (a link or citation) to the studies?
Sep 06, 2007
This is the best protein I ever use
cengiz dibek
Sep 09, 2007
I m from Turkey it is the king of all protein products.
Sep 10, 2007
Please see above for details on studies cited.
Jan 18, 2008
it depends on your training that you need any supplement or not.
oguz suluova
Oct 28, 2008
Best whey of your anabolic arsenal..

(from turkey)