What’s the difference between protein and amino acids?

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Question:

I am definitely a hardgainer. I’m considering taking some sort of supplement, but don’t want to pour a ton of cash into it.

Would you recommend I take a protein shake supplement after workouts or amino acid pills?

Thanks,
Trev

Answer:

Trev,

Just stick with the protein shakes. Protein is made up of amino acids. In my opinion, an amino acid pill or liquid aminos, are not much more then an expensive protein shake.


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  1. MasterAmino:
    November 28, 2005 08:29 pm

    A Protein Substitute made of Essential Amino Acids is NOT the same as a protein shake! First, it’s not a protrein supplement but an amino acid subsitute. AND if it’s pre-digested, it produces almost no metabolic waste and no fecal residue. To see this product and read all about it, go to: http://www.masteramino.com – especially good for muscle mass enhancement & strength production.

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  2. MasterAmino:
    November 28, 2005 08:29 pm

    A Protein Substitute made of Essential Amino Acids is NOT the same as a protein shake! First, it’s not a protrein supplement but an amino acid subsitute. AND if it’s pre-digested, it produces almost no metabolic waste and no fecal residue. To see this product and read all about it, go to: http://www.masteramino.com – especially good for muscle mass enhancement & strength production.

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  3. Marc:
    November 28, 2005 08:37 pm

    You have a very valid point.I need to correct my wording. I’ll do that in the next podcast as a’correction.’An amino acid supplement is not the same as a protien shake. Whileprotein shakes obviously have aminos in them (protein is made up ofaminos) it is NOT the same.I agree with your statement below and will post a correction (or at leastdo a podcast about the correction).Thank you for pointing this out. I do appreciate it.Sincerely,Marc David

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  4. Marc:
    November 28, 2005 08:37 pm

    You have a very valid point.

    I need to correct my wording. I’ll do that in the next podcast as a
    ‘correction.’

    An amino acid supplement is not the same as a protien shake. While
    protein shakes obviously have aminos in them (protein is made up of
    aminos) it is NOT the same.

    I agree with your statement below and will post a correction (or at least
    do a podcast about the correction).

    Thank you for pointing this out. I do appreciate it.

    Sincerely,

    Marc David

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