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Supplement Timing?

This will sound like a stupid question to ask, but I only present it because of all the different information that I’ve been reading. Is whey protein supposed to be taken ONLY PW? I’ve been reading a few articles in the beginner forum and in the physique and performance that say it can be taken at breakfast, before bed, PW, during workout, etc. I was under the impression that casein was good before bed, and whey PW or during. What’s the real deal?

Because of its quick absorption rate, pure whey is best taken right after workouts or right away in the morning

ooh…gotcha thanks!

You can take it any time you need some extra protien. A mixed protien is probably best most parts of the day (or whole food) but if all you have access to is whey get after it.