Those who consume whey protein supplements may not feel the effects now, but given the complications with liver and kidney function, they may fall victim to serious health issues later in life, and not even know it was connected to their whey-consuming, gym-going days.
True athleticism isn’t about being stronger or faster—it’s about longevity. Some shine bright and fizzle out quickly, while others can keep going for years. It’s not about how good you are in your prime, it’s about how long you can stay in your prime. Many professional athletes have discovered that a dairy-free diet is key to enhancing their performance and maintaining their peak for years past their expected retirement age. These leaders are moving the needle toward plant-based fuel in sport, but the misconception surrounding dairy and performance nutrition still lingers. Whey is still the most commonly used protein supplement by athletes and trainers according to a just-released paper, “Whey protein supplementation and its potentially adverse effects on health: a systematic review.”  Per the review’s title, whey protein is not the healthy muscle-maker that marketing makes it out to be.
What Is Whey Protein?
Whey is one of the proteins found in cow’s milk and other dairy products. (Continue reading …)