You probably view whey protein as a magic elixir; post workout, just scoop the white powder into a beverage, gulp, and let those muscles start growing.
Yes, whey protein powder builds muscle, and if you use the right brand, is a great recovery option – research backs that up.
But do you really know what’s inside the massive plastic tub? Delve deep into the wrapper’s fine print and you’ll find a list of unpronounceable ingredients. Here’s a primer on what each does, and why it's used in that giant vat taking up space in your kitchen.