Can I Take Only Creatine Without Protein? (Here’s What You Need to Know!)

An Athletic Man With His Back to Us Holding a Shaker Bottle in Each Hand, One Contains Creatine, the Other Has Protein

Yes, you can take only creatine without protein (and vice-versa). Creatine supplementation increases the stores of phosphocreatine in the muscles, which aids the formation of ATP (the body’s principal source of storing and transferring energy to the cells). Whereas whey protein contains branched-chain amino acids, which aids in muscle building. Neither supplement depends on the … Read more

This is Whey Expensive! Understanding the Rising Costs of Protein Powder

A tub of whey protein, a scoop, and some chocolate protein powder

Have you noticed just how pricey whey protein is? In fact, if anything, it seems to get more expensive year-after-year. You know yourself that the amount of money you spent on protein powder a few years ago has almost doubled now. Then again, let’s face facts, whey protein has never actually been that cheap, especially … Read more

Whey Woes? Why Protein Shakes Are Making You Feel Queasy (and How to Fix It!)

A woman's hands using a scoop to pour whey protein into her water bottle

The most obvious reason that whey protein makes you feel sick is because of the lactose content. It is estimated that 68% of the world’s population could be lactose intolerant. However, many people may not even realise that they are part of this statistic. This is also why many people turn to whey protein isolate, … Read more

Can I Take 2 Scoops of Whey Protein at Once? (Explained!)

Can I Take 2 Scoops of Whey Protein at Once

You’ve probably noticed that most whey protein manufacturers recommend taking 1-2 scoops per day. However, the vast majority of us typically take one scoop immediately after our workout. So, would taking two scoops at the same time increase your muscle-building potential? Or are you just asking for trouble by taking more than one scoop at … Read more

Why Does Whey Protein Make Me Thirsty? (Explained!)

Why Does Whey Protein Make Me Thirsty

You’re definitely not the only person to ever ask, “Why Does Whey Protein Make Me Thirsty?” In fact, this is an extremely common occurrence. So, is there a certain ingredient in whey protein that makes you so thirsty? Is there potentially an issue with your diet in general? Or is this simply an unexplained mystery? … Read more

Will I Lose Muscle if I Stop Taking Whey Protein? (3 Things You Need to Know)

Will I Lose Muscle if I Stop Taking Whey Protein

People often inquire, “If I cease consuming whey protein, will it result in muscle loss?” Many of us become slaves to our daily dose of post-workout protein powder. There’s no way we’d miss out on taking it because we’re afraid that we’ll lose all that hard-earned muscle. But, is this actually true? Allow me to … Read more

Does Blending Protein Powder Destroy it? (4 Factors to Consider)

Does Blending Protein Powder Destroy it

I was genuinely taken aback by the question, “Does Mixing Protein Powder Ruin it?” I came across various online Q&A websites and fitness forums asking this very question. However, once I thought about it I could understand why this may be a worry for some people. We all want that extra hit of protein, but … Read more

Does Whey Protein Kick You Out of Ketosis? (5 Factors to Consider)

Does Whey Protein Kick You Out of Ketosis

If you’re on a keto diet, you’re likely curious to find out, “Can Whey Protein Disrupt Your Ketosis?” I’m sure you know that you have to be wary of what you eat on keto. And unfortunately, one wrong turn and you stop producing ketones. However, if you’re restricting carbs and eating moderate amounts of protein, … Read more

Why Does Protein Powder Come Half Full? (5 Factors to Consider)

Why Does Protein Powder Come Half Full

Is there anyone else eager to understand, “Why is the Protein Powder Container Only Half Full?” There’s almost an air of excitement whenever you’re ready to crack open a brand new protein powder container (or is that just me?) It’s that first waft of aroma as you break the seal and see the perfectly formed … Read more

Why is Protein Powder So Sweet? (Here’s 5 Things You Need to Know)

Why is Protein Powder So Sweet

Everyone is wondering, “What makes protein powder so sweet?” We all typically guzzle down a shake post-workout to get our shot of 20-30g of instant protein. However, you immediately feel like throwing up as it tastes so bad. There’s nothing that will ruin your “workout high” more than a sickly sweet zing that makes your … Read more