does protein powder work?

ive started training in the gym and ive seen the big tubs of protein milkshakes available for around 30-40 quid. do they work? also will eating raw eggs help
thank u all 4 your answers,very helpfull. can someone reccomend a good make of protein powder that i can buy off the internet plz

i think some people do this but im not sure-will i be ill??its normal porridge with protein shake powder & milk then microwaved so its piping hot!anyone know??

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  1. Ethan D says:


    If you’re starting out with a workout routine and your goal is to build up some muscle then inevitably you’ll want to know about Protein Powder and whether or not it helps. You probably want to know if you really need protein powder, does it really work, what kind of powder is the best and how much should you be taking in the first place. This article will give you some straight answers.

  2. Triple Helix says:

    Yes and yes. I don’t like the sound of “shakes” though, it should just be powder. Eggs also work. The cholesterol is not a problem unless you have high cholesterol already.

    Make sure it has at least 80-90% protein, preferably isolate, otherwise you’ll be eating a lot of unecessary fats and sugars.

    And they definately work. Protein is a the real secret to a healthy body for both athletes, bodybuilders, those who train fitness, and even for endurance and dieting. Protein helps build muscle, and incredibly helps burn fat. A study I read yesterday suggested a high-protein diet could increase insulin tolerance by as much as 350%.

    That is freaking phenomenal and backs up all my personal experience with putting people on protein diets.

  3. ILoveMySon says:


  4. Paul R says:

    If your goal is to gain muscle and you are lifting weights then you need plenty of protein around 1gramme per pound of body weight per day. If you can get this through your normal diet then great but many body builders supplement their intake with protein powders. If you are going to go down this route make sure all the protein is whey protein it is the best quality and quickest to be absorbed in the body. They are useful for a quick snack or for immediately after a work out, you should always aim to get a protein fix within 20 mins of finishing a workout. Just don’t really on them too heavily you should try to get the bulk of your protein through your diet chicken/turkey and fish are good choices try not to eat too much red meat.

  5. Paul M says:

    dont bother with raw eggs…when they are cooked 30% more of the protein in them can be absorbed by your body.

  6. Brandon says:

    it’s fine it’s no different than adding chicken to your porridge

  7. ce says:

    heat doesn’t “kill” protein

  8. rattyboo says:

    Yea, it’s cool, but is it enough?

  9. Wonderwall says:

    It perfectly fine, I throw in a scoop of protein and slenda with my oatmeal every morning then toss it into the microwave. YUM!!

  10. o0PoSH0o says:

    no you forgot the steroids and the human growth hormone.

  11. monssterr says:

    I’m sure it is fine, I would eat it. Before it gets cold!

  12. D. Kennedy says:

    You can do it that way, but it’d probably be better to add the protein after cooking, as cooking denatures the protein and essentially makes it less bioavailable, and thus, less bang for your buck.

    It won’t kill you though.

  13. Chips O'toole says:

    I don’t think that it will make you sick. The only thing that I would wonder is if by cooking it, that it may kill off the positive effect of the protein in the powder itself. I would call your local gym and ask. You could also call the customer service phone number on the packaging of the protein powder. Or you could also call your local GNC vitamin store to ask. Good luck.

  14. elptl says:

    No, I don’t believe you will be ill, But I think it would work better for you if you add it after you cook it. Sometimes cooking kills the enzymes in things. Better yet do not put any milk on it.

  15. nessie says:

    Would it not be better to add after cooking?

  16. bumbleboi says:

    It sounds gross but the heat won’t harm the protein shake, sounds so yuck I could puke but hey if it floats your boat!

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