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Imagine a 6 foot 4 inch football player who is a student of the game and is a natural athlete. It seems that he would pass the eyeball test to many coaches and recruiters. However, he is missing two key protein-powderthing that could take him to the next level. His weight and strength are not where they need to be to become a Division 1 football star. Many athletes and parents are faced with this dilemma. The simple answer is always to take some sort of nutritional supplement to give him the boost he needs to get him to the next level. But does this really help?

A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research in 2012 took 32 healthy male adults between the ages of 20 and 26 and put them on an eight week training regiment to test the effects of supplementation. The study…

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