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Examine.com is an independent organization that investigates the science behind supplementation and nutrition.

Everything you need to know about whey protein

To build or preserve muscle, no supplement is more popular than whey protein, and it’s one of the very few products also shown to promote fat loss.

Unsurprisingly, over the years, we’ve received hundreds of questions about whey. We’ve already answered several in our multiple articles on protein in general and whey protein in particular. Now, we’ve answered them all in the Definitive Guide to Whey Protein.

  • Compare whey to other sources of protein. Compare whey concentrate, isolate, and hydrolysate. Learn if you can benefit from blending proteins, or from taking specific ones at different times. Dose and time your protein intake to fit your health goals.
  • Find how sourcing and processing affect the protein … and your health. Discover the pros and cons of the different ingredients commonly added to protein powders. Understand the legal tricks supplement companies use to fool you.
  • Rely on expert, unbiased information. Examine.com is an education company. We don’t sell supplements or work with supplement companies; we don’t even accept ads. All we do all day, every day, is examining the scientific evidence.
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The Examine.com team has created 17 step-by-step guides; each guide focuses on a specific issue, such as fat loss, muscle building, testosterone production, or anxiety. Each guide provides accurate information on which supplements work and which don’t — all of it backed by science.

Each guide is packed full of practical knowledge, with specific instructions on what to take, in what dosage, and at what time, so you can reliably improve your health.

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The A-to-Z Reference is the ultimate searchable guide that breaks down what each supplement does.

  • Make decisions based on science - summarizes over 5000 research papers.
  • Optimize your supplement intake with accurate and unbiased information as we do not sell any supplements.
  • Arm yourself with knowledge on which supplements will help you with your health goals.
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Improve your fitness and achieve your health goals

If you want to improve your personal fitness, there’s more to it than just weights and cardio. Learn to optimize not only muscle gain and fat loss, but also heart health, joint health, testosterone production, and sleep quality.

The Fitness Guide uses a science-based approach to give you the big-picture view of the six main facets of fitness. Understanding and learning how they interconnect will propel you to a new level of personal fitness.

  • Evidence-based recommendations for improving personal fitness performance and achieving your health goals.
  • Step-by-step directions - in a concise and organized manner - on what to take and how.
  • Increase your knowledge and learn practical information on how to measure your fitness and progress.
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Science is constantly changing and evolving. As a professional, it’s important for you to stay on top of the latest nutrition research.

Every month, Examine.com editors analyze the newest and most important studies to help you stay up to date and provide your patients and clients with the most accurate and useful information possible. The Examine.com Research Digest also includes exclusive interviews with top health and fitness professionals.

Instead of spending tens of hours finding, downloading, reading, and making sense of the immense number of nutrition studies published every month, allow our experienced research team to do it for you.

  • Stay on top of the latest nutrition studies.
  • Understand the full meaning of the research paper, not just the sensationalized headlines.
  • Don't fall behind with out-of-date knowledge.
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