147. The Science of Protein Supplements

Proteins are the work horses of life and the building blocks for everything from enzymes and antibodies to hormones and of course muscles. Many gym goers add additional protein to their diet in order to build extra muscle. Luke explains how your body build muscles and the benefits of protein supplements, as well as exploring what is actually in them and asking if there is really science behind the claims that they help to build muscle.

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