Do you also hear your parents say, “Don’t eat this protein powder, it’s a steroid.”? This is one of the most common misconceptions, especially in Indian households. Well, let’s debunk this and other rumors not just in Indian households, but all over the world.
Debunking the Myths
Myth 1- Whey protein powders contain steroids
This is completely untrue. Whey protein powders are natural health supplements made from cow milk during the process of cheese production. Whey protein helps you complete your protein intake for the day and helps you repair damaged cells and build muscle. You need to work hard to gain muscle and protein is the main component for it, and whey protein powders help you get that protein requirement fulfilled. Whereas, steroids are chemical or biological substances that trigger unhealthy and abnormal muscle growth and strength and could also lead to various health problems.
Myth 2- Whey protein is not a natural supplement
Whey is a liquid that separates from cow milk during cheese production. The protein part of whey is called whey protein, which is commonly used as a protein supplement. As a matter of fact, protein is a natural by-product produced during cheese production and as opposed to myths roaming around in society, whey is a completely natural protein supplement.
Myth 3- Whey protein causes acne
While there are a few studies which suggest that acne can be triggered by dairy products such as whey, there are a number of other factors as well which can cause acne. Studies suggest that puberty and hormonal changes can be one of the establishing elements for acne.
Conclusively, it depends on your skin type, if you have a disease which makes you prone to severe acne, consulting a dietician or a skin specialist might be a good idea before adding a protein supplement to your arsenal.
Myth 4- Whey proteins only help in muscle development
Whey protein does help in muscle growth, but it is only possible if you have a proper workout routine to support it. You can’t just eat protein and sit on a couch and become muscular. When you lift heavy and do intense workouts, your muscles get damaged due to strain on them, and protein helps you repair and build your muscles. So, an appropriate amount of workout combined with increased protein intake helps grow and build muscle.
However, protein is not only helpful in building muscle but is also one of the most important building blocks of many of the body’s components. Hence, a proper protein intake is necessary for the healthy functioning of the body.
How to choose the right protein for you?
The key to choosing the right protein lies in knowing the right protein count for you along with its mixability and digestive quality. Choose the protein that shows the best results for you. Along with these criterias, the most important thing to keep in mind is a ‘Trusted Brand’. Choose a brand that you can entrust your nutrition journey to.
India ka Imported Brand
As mentioned above, you just need to find the perfect brand you can rely on. What could be better than a locally produced product built with the best raw ingredients on the global market and endorsed by world champions?
‘Knockout’ from the house of Absolute Nutrition popularly known as ‘India ka Imported Brand’ has a legacy of 9 years and going strong. ‘Isozime’ Whey Protein Isolate by Knockout with 27G Protein per serving for muscle building, strength, and endurance, ‘Digezyme’ to enhance overall metabolism and ease the digestion process for faster protein absorption.
‘Knockout’ by Absolute Nutrition is trusted by the likes of Mr. World ‘Anuj Kumar Taliyan’ and Ms. Universe ‘Nehal Chudasama’ and growing stronger.