Protein Supplement

A powder, usually flavored, that is consumed for the purpose of adding dietary protein to the diet when food is not consumed. Typically seen as a food product or a meal replacement, protein powders come from a variety of sources such as milk, beef, rice, pea, or hemp.

This page features 4 unique references to scientific papers.

Goals

Protein supplements are typically used in conjunction with a proper diet (or as a band-aid to a subpar diet) to increase dietary protein intake.

Some specific types of protein are made for certain scenarios, such as Casein Protein protein for a slow-release protein and Whey Protein protein for a faster release.

They differ from Amino Acid Supplement as protein supplements will be a non-specific assortment of amino acids in large amounts, whereas Amino Acid supplementation is in lower doses, in isolation, and for specific purposes.

Protein powders can be from either animal sources or plant sources, it is generally advised for vegans and vegetarians to consider protein supplementation due to the chance that their diet may be subpar.

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Things To Know

Also Known As

Protein powder, dehydrated protein, protein, Protein supplements

Do Not Confuse With

Amino acid supplements

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Scientific Support & Reference Citations

Scientific support for each compound can be found vicariously through their respective pages.

References

  1. Writing Group for the NINDS Exploratory Trials in Parkinson Disease (NET-PD) Investigators, et al Effect of creatine monohydrate on clinical progression in patients with Parkinson disease: a randomized clinical trial . JAMA. (2015)
  2. Taylor MJ1, et al Folate for depressive disorders . Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (2003)
  3. Godfrey PS1, et al Enhancement of recovery from psychiatric illness by methylfolate . Lancet. (1990)
  4. Kushwaha S1, Chawla P1, Kochhar A1 Effect of supplementation of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) and amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) leaves powder on antioxidant profile and oxidative status among postmenopausal women . J Food Sci Technol. (2014)

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