Whey Protein: a Major Player in Sports Nutrition

Consuming a whey protein supplement before or immediately following a weight-training session activates the mTOR pathway of protein synthesis and increases the rate that amino acids travel into the muscles. This speeds the rate that muscles build new protein. Athletes should eat a protein energy bar or shake containing approximately 25 grams of protein before or following a weight-training workout. This simple sports nutrition tool promotes protein synthesis in athletes trying to increase strength, power and mass and in older adults trying to prevent muscle deterioration. (NutraIngredients-usa.com, April 22, 2016)

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