Whey For Size, Strength & More

If you've been mixing up a whey protein shake before and/or after resistance training, you're already well aware of the support whey provides for muscle size and strength gains. Because it digests quickly and is a rich source of the BCAAs that absorb directly into muscle cells, whey's an ideal protein for very active athletes.

Now a study published in the Journal of Nutrition suggests that whey protein plays a role in improving innate immunity, the non-specific way your body combats foreign organisms and heals damaged tissue. Beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin and other microfractions present in whey protein may support this behind the scenes immunity system effort.

The Bigger Picture: Because it's been shown to positively influence muscle growth and suppress appetite, whey protein shakes are popular with fitness enthusiasts and strength athletes alike. If that same consistently easy to mix and always great-tasting shake helps beat down gym germs and other unhealthy annoyances, so much the better.
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