Whey Protein – Do You Need it?

Learn all about whey protein and why it is the best choice for athletes in this video from sports dietitian Tara Boening, M.S., RDN, CSSD, LD.

Boening explains that though it is always best to get your protein from food, like dairy, you can also choose a whey protein powder that is 100% whey protein isolate. She also explains that most people who are lactose intolerant can tolerate whey protein, which contains a very small amount of lactose.

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By Marley Oldham-Carnes, MS, RDN, CSCS, CPT

Marley is a Registered Dietitian, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. She has also worked as a fitness and sports director with the Navy and her father-in-law is a retired dairy farmer. In her free time, Marley enjoys hiking, cycling, running and volunteering with the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Learn more about Marley.