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soy protein

Final Verdict: Is soy protein worth taking?

In our series on soy protein, we covered topics including its effects on testosterone, health benefits, and body composition. Here we'll go over our findings and make a final recommendation on whether or not soy protein is worth taking.

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casein protein and sleep

Casein Protein and Sleep

Casein protein has long been known as the "slow" or"nighttime" protein because of its relatively slower travel time compared to other options. While whey protein is digested very quickly and typically used after a workout, casein takes longer to digest. This makes it, at least hypothetically, a great option...

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soy protein recovery

Does soy protein speed up recovery?

Soy protein doesn't have a great reputation in the performance world. Unfortunately, there is not a great deal of research specifically looking at soy protein to enhance recovery. However, there is some to suggest the isoflavones and saponins found in soy protein have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties, giving it...

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whey protein

What is whey protein?

Over the years, whey has become the goto protein for athletes, dieters, and fitness enthusiasts. This series will focus on whey and its ability to deliver on a assortment of claims. We'll discuss whether whey helps with performance, weight loss, muscle building, recovery, and more!

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creatine

Is creatine worth taking?

Creatine is a somewhat rare supplement in that there is plenty of evidence that backs its use. It improves strength, enhances recovery, and increases muscle mass. It does not however, work on every activity. The evidence on creatine use to improve aerobic activity, high intensity exercise, sprints, and decrease...

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best diet

What is the best and most effective diet?

The past decade has seen an explosion of new diet and weight loss strategies. A quick Google search of 'top diets' bombards you with endless options including low carb, DASH, paleo, keto, intermittent fasting, veganism, and even gluten-free strategies.

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creatine recovery

Does creatine speed up post exercise recovery?

In the previous article, we learned the evidence paints a mixed, but positive picture on whether creatine decreases muscle damage. The next question is, if creatine has a moderate ability to decrease muscle damage, can it also speed up the post exercise recovery period?

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compression gear

Does athletic compression wear improve sports performance?

Compression Wear Athletic wear is a huge industry. By 2024, the industry is expected to reach over $200 billion1 in global sales. A large chunk of this market is compression wear, which apart from looking good, is supposed to improve performance and speed up recovery. There is quite a bit...

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bcaa protein shaker bottle

The Final Verdict – BCAAs

Branched Chain Amino Acids We've come to the end of our series on the effectiveness of BCAAs. Since we started, we've gone over potential benefits of supplementation including: strength & aerobic training applications, ability to increase protein synthesis, decrease body fat, improve recovery, and aid in weight loss. The current...

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BCAA soreness recovery

Do BCAAs improve workout recovery?

BCAAs and Recovery A popular claim of BCAAs is improving post exercise recovery. Workouts cause damage to muscle tissue which the body repairs during rest. During rest, the body needs sufficient amounts of nutrients, including protein and essential amino acids to adequately recover. Because BCAAs are thought to increase protein synthesis,...

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