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Chatting Supplements: Protein

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Welcome back to Chat Sh*t Get Fit and our brand new series "Chatting Supplements" In this first episode of the series we are going to cover the most popular supplement out there. Protein. It's a vast market with loads of different types whether that's animal and plant or the variety of blends or even the abundance of flavours now available. 


In this episode we cover

  • What we personally take

  • What actually is protein

  • How much do you need and do you need to bother supplementing?

  • Best time to eat protein (Can your body absorb large amounts?!)

  • Exploration of the options out there

  • Is protein supplementation dangerous?!

So it's a jam-packed episode for sure but we've left no stone unturned and come at you with our own thoughts and of course the latest scientific literature as well.


Here are some of the products we mentioned in the episode and where you can grab them! (FYI we are not sponsored by any of these guys! Much to Toms dismay) Please before you take any protein supplement make sure you see a medical professional first especially if you have a family history of kidney/liver problems.

Protein Works Vegan Protein

SunPower Vegan Protein

MyProtein Impact Whey

MyProtein Clear Whey Isolate

MyProtein The Whey

Ghost Whey Protein


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New to the show? Head back to episode 1 "Let's Chat, Covid & Fitness" where we give an introduction into who we are and talk about the current state of ourselves and the fitness industry during this covid pandemic


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Studies Mentioned

Effect of Protein Intake on Strength, Body Composition and Endocrine Changes in Strength/Power Athletes

Protein requirements and muscle mass/strength changes during intensive training in novice bodybuilders

Macronutrient content of a hypoenergy diet affects nitrogen retention and muscle function in weight lifters

A systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression of the effect of protein supplementation on resistance training-induced gains in muscle mass and strength in healthy adults

Effects of protein supplements consumed with meals, versus between meals, on resistance training-induced body composition changes in adults

The effect of protein timing on muscle strength and hypertrophy: a meta-analysis

How much protein can the body use in a single meal for muscle-building?

Timing of creatine or protein supplementation and resistance training in the elderly

Daytime and nighttime casein supplements similarly increase muscle size and strength in response to resistance training earlier in the day

A mycoprotein-based high-protein vegan diet supports equivalent daily myofibrillar protein synthesis rates compared with an isonitrogenous omnivorous diet in older adults

International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: protein and exercise

A High Protein Diet Has No Harmful Effects

A high protein diet (3.4 g/kg/d) combined with a heavy resistance training program improves body composition in healthy trained men and women

Do Regular High Protein Diets Have Potential Health Risks on Kidney Function in Athletes?

Dietary protein intake and renal function

Carbohydrates for training and competition

Coingestion of carbohydrate with protein does not further augment postexercise muscle protein synthesis

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