Marine Corp benefiting from protein

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Marine Corp benefiting from protein

Postby Canuck Singh » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:38 pm

The benefits of protein supplementation to speed recovery and enhance the effects of exercise training are beginning to filter down to the United States armed forces. A study completed by Iowa State University on U.S. Marine Corps has demonstrated the power of protein supplementation after intense exercise.

Soldiers given a protein drink after each day’s fitness training resulted in 37% fewer medical visits for illnesses, muscle and joint problems and 83% fewer visits for heat-stress related effects. Post-exercise protein shakes are a must for bodybuilders who are concerned with maximum muscle gains. However, this research also suggests that a post-workout protein shake will speed recovery and maintain general health after partaking in a variety of vigorous sports or activities.

Source: Journal of Applied Physiology 96:951-956, 2004.
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