Does the Use of Whey Protein Supplements Negatively Affect Gut Health?

If you’re a regular reader of, you’ve undoubtedly picked up on the fact that I’m not a fan of protein supplements. In previous articles I’ve pointed out that protein supplements are evolutionarily novel food products with an abnormal nutrient composition and that the consumption of the most popular type of protein supplement on the […]

1,5 Years Later: My Current Stance on Protein Supplementation

One of the most popular articles I’ve ever put up here on the blog is my comprehensive article on protein supplements entitled 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use Whey Protein Supplements. When I published that piece back in 2015, I suspected that it would stir up some debate. I wasn’t wrong. The article has attracted […]

The Dark Side of Dietary Supplements

The supplement industry is today a billion-dollar market that provides dieters with weight loss pills, protein bars, vitamin pills, and a range of other nutritional products that supposedly enhance human health and well-being. Supplement manufacturers have done such a good job of promoting the idea that their products are the missing piece people need to […]

Ask Eirik: Which Protein Supplement Should I Use?

It’s time for another edition of “Ask Eirik”, the series of blog posts dedicated to answering some of the questions I receive through e-mail. If you have any questions you’d like me to provide my two cents on, feel free to use the contact form. The questions I choose to answer here on the blog […]

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use Whey Protein Supplements

Yes, you read the title correctly… Contrary to what you may have been led to believe from reading about protein supplementation online or listening to the most jacked guy at your gym talk about muscle building, supplementation, and dieting, whey protein powder, which is composed of a collection of globular proteins isolated from the liquid material created […]

Why You Don’t Really Need a Post-Workout Protein Shake

Everyone who’s been lifting weights for some time have inevitably heard – and most likely bought into – a lot of the gym talk and magazine wisdom surrounding training and diet. Besides learning that eating every other hour and completely destroying each muscle group once a week is the optimal way to go for muscle […]


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