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What is the best muscle-building supplement?

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According to Muscle & Fitness, whey protein is the most important supplement for building muscle. Whey protein is one of the fastest-digesting protein sources and should be taken before and after workouts.

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Muscle & Fitness also states that because whey protein is so readily absorbed by the body, it is useful for promoting muscle recovery from training, as well as providing amino acids during workouts. These amino acids support training efforts and physiological processes that bolster muscle-building efforts. The amount of whey protein that should be taken differs from person to person depending on body weight; a good baseline amount is a quarter of a gram of protein per pound of body weight before and after a workout.

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