MusclePharm Combat 100% Whey Protein is a rich in taste protein supplement with low carbohydrate and high protein content Its fast digesting protein sources helps to build and maintain lean muscle mass It contains 1g of sugar and does not contain Gluten and any artificial dye or colour MusclePharm Combat 100% Whey Protein is sourced from Whey Protein isolate and Whey Protein concentrate MusclePharm Combat 100% Whey Protein is a rich in taste protein supplement with low carb, high protein, minimal fat and low sodium content that helps to deliver fast digesting protein sources to build and maintain lean muscle mass. It contains the combination of two of the fastest digesting, most efficient and purest protein sources that are Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Concentrate. MusclePharm Combat 100% Whey is low in sodium at only 65mg per serving, which can help you to reduce the risk of excess water retention. There are no artificial dyes or colours in MusclePharm Combat 100% Whey Protein so you get 100% pure protein. It does not contain gluten and is tested for banned substances. Warnings Shake properly before use due to a number of active ingredients available in MusclePharm Combat 100% Whey Protein. HOW MUCH There is no universal answer to this particular question since everybody's protein needs vary. Protein requirements vary depending on an individual's age, gender, weight, medical conditions and the nature of the workout one does. The first thing to do is to determine your caloric and macronutrient allotments. After calculating the BMR(Basal Metabolic Rate) and applying the Harris-Benedict Principle, one could know how many calories are needed on a daily basis. Step 1- Calculating BMR: Men BMR=66.4730 + (13.7516 x weight in kg) + (5.0033 x height in cm) – (6.7550 x age in years) Women BMR = 655.0955 + (9.5634 x weight in kg) + (1.8496 x height in cm) – (4.6756 x age in years) Step 2- Applying the Harris-Benedict Principle : The following table enables the calculation of an individual's recommended daily calorie intake to maintain optimum weight. Little to no exercise Daily calorie needed =BMRx1.2 Light exercise (1-3 days per week) Daily calorie needed =BMRx1.375 Moderate exercise (4-5 days per week) Daily calorie needed =BMRx1.55 Heavy exercise (6-7 days per week) Daily calorie needed =BMRx1.725 Very heavy exercise (twice per day, extra heavy workouts) Daily calorie needed =BMRx1.9 WHEN The best results can be seen when Whey protein is consumed in the morning, after a workout. If you exercise regularly, it may be best to consume a Whey protein shake immediately following a workout. A report published by the National Strength and Conditioning Association recommends consuming at least 15g of protein after each workout. Your body is highly sensitive to insulin after exercise and shuttles carbohydrates and proteins into muscle cells instead of fat cells. This sensitivity declines post-workout until ~2 hours at which point it reaches baseline. Furthermore, the anabolic effects of insulin are synergistic with amino acids. Given the rapid absorption of whey, it is an ideal choice for post-workout to take advantage of the insulin-amino acid synergistic effect. STORAGE Storage of the Whey protein under cool and dry place is highly recommended. Whey protein can be denatured by heat or high temperature. Heat-denatured whey can still cause allergies in some people. ALLERGIES No matter which Whey protein you choose, make sure to read the label carefully. It’s also important to talk to your doctor before starting any new supplement or diet program. With many additional ingredients in all the three Whey proteins, it’s essential to know what your body is able to process or if you have any allergies to certain foods. BSA (bovine serum albumin) is thought to be a possible trigger for IDDM. Some studies have found increased levels of anti-BSA antibodies in sera from children developing IDDM. However, other studies have shown no increases in anti-BSA in IDDM children. Thus the exact role of BSA in IDDM development remains unclear. Kidney damage. Research does not support the idea of kidney damage. However, some researchers warn against excessive protein intake (>2g/kg of body weight per day). Increased risk of dehydration with excess intake of Whey protein. Possible risk of calcium loss. Very large amounts of protein intake results in increased acid production. Calcium is released from bone as a buffer for the increased acid load. These side effects can generally be easily alleviated by monitoring your total protein intake and making sure you are aware of any possible food allergies that you may have. If a nominal dose of Whey protein consistently causes stomach or gastro intestineal issues, consider trying a different Whey protein supplement or adding in a digestive enzyme to take along with it.