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Is Protein Powder Good for You?

  If you are an exercise buff or you do frequent the gym, you would have heard about other bodybuilders, exercise buffs and athletes w...



If you are an exercise buff or you do frequent the gym, you would have heard about other bodybuilders, exercise buffs and athletes working out in the gym discuss about the the various protein shakes and supplements they normally take before, during and after workout in order to build up energy, gain more muscle and recover after intense workout. Apart from bodybuilders, there are other people that take protein shakes as meal replacement in order to boost their protein intake and improve their immune system. The truth is that more and more people are taking protein supplements for one reason or the other. Virtually, every nutrition store both offline and online sells one type of protein shakes or the other. Whether you are an athlete or not, it is important that you know more about protein shakes before you start taking them. Here are some important facts about protein supplements.

What are protein supplements?

As the name already tells you, protein supplements are supplements that contain as its major or basic ingredient one or many types of protein or protein sources. Therefore, it is not every dietary supplements is a protein supplement. A protein supplement may also contain other ingredients in various degree but the major ingredient is a protein. There are a number of protein supplements that are made with organically or naturally produced protein sources without any artificial sweeteners or chemical additives. However, there are also some that are made with industrially manufactured proteins and other additives. The above explains why protein supplements differ in their qualities.

Protein supplements are available in a number of types. There are whey proteins which are fast releasing and digesting protein. There are also casein protein which are slow releasing or digesting protein. Other types of protein supplements are egg protein supplement and vegetable or plant based supplement. Vegetable protein supplements are available in a number of types depending on the type of major plant protein source that is used in producing them. Each of these types of protein sources has its advantages as well as disadvantages. Though, they are classified as protein supplement, some give better result with side effects than others. They also differ in their price. Some products are sold at a higher price than others. 

Protein supplements are available in different forms to suit different needs. There are protein powder which are mixed with water or any appropriate liquid before they are taken. There are also some that are available in liquid form. You all need to pour the required quantity in your cup and take without mixing it. Protein supplements can be taken for a number of reasons as it was mentioned above. There are some that are made for athletes and bodybuilders to be taken before beginning their workout. Such protein supplements are meant to supply them with energy that will sustain them during their workout. There are also some that are to be taken during exercise for more energy supply. There are also shakes that are taken after exercise to facilitate recovery. You will also find protein supplements that you can take in order boost your immune system, remain healthy and enhance your protein intake. Such protein supplements are suitable for people that don't get enough protein in their dietary. It can also be taken to maintain body physique, reduce and maintain weight and build lean muscles.

From the above, it is evidently clear that protein supplements are not just meant for athletes and bodybuilders. It is available in different types to suit different needs.

Types of Weed Eater


Weed eater is a gardening tool designed for trimming and cutting grasses in the garden. It is different from a lawn mower which is heavier. Weed eater can get to areas where the lawn mower will not be able to get to. It is available in various types. Below are some the major types of weed eaters.


Types of base on shaft

Weed eater can be divided based on the type of shaft it has. Based on this classification, there are basically three types of weed eater which include weed eaters with straight shaft, weed eaters with curved shaft and weed eaters with split shaft.  


Straight shaft weed eater

This type of weed eater is most suitable for people who are tall. With this type of weed eater, you will be able to get to various corners of your lawn including areas that are difficult to get to. 


Curved shaft

This type of string trimmer may not be able to get to every corners of the lawn especially corners that are difficult to get at but its advantage is that it offers users with good balance they required to do a nice cutting. They provide great ease of use and convenience to the user.


Split shaft

This type of weed eater is capable of accepting attachments from other weed eater and this has the versatility advantage over the other two types explained above. It is possible to remove the head and fix other attachments that will serve other purposes such as tree pruning, leaf blowing and others.


Classification based on the source of power

Weed eaters can be classified based on the source of their powers. Based on this classification, there are also three types of weed eaters which include electric weed eater, battery powered weed eater and gasoline powered weed eater.


Electric powered weed eater is a type of weed eater that derives the power that rotates the motor from an electric source. Because this type of weed eater has a cord for socketing to electric source and to differentiate it from battery powered weed eaters, it is also called corded weed eater. It makes little or well minimized noise as it trims grass. The major disadvantage of this type of weed eater is that the user is limited in terms of the distance it can covered which depends on the length of the cord. Besides, it does not produce high torque in comparison to gas weed trimmer. Besides, it can only be used where there is electricity.


Battery powered weed eater which is also known as cordless weed eater is powered by lithium battery which can be recharged when it runs out. Just like electric weed eater, it does not make noise as it works. There is no movement limitation as it is the case with electric weed eater.  On the negative side, the battery may not last more than an hour depending on the brand. 


Gas powered weed eater is powered by gasoline. It produces higher power and thus is capable of tearing tougher grasses than the other types of weed eaters. The major disadvantage is that it makes noise a lot and it is heavier than others. Besides, it releases fumes to the atmosphere and thus not a good option for eco-friendly campaigners.