The Biggest Myth Debunked: The More Protein You Eat, the Faster You Build Muscles?

Some years ago I gulped down at least 2-3 unflavoured, whey protein shakes a day, while eating multiple chicken breasts. I thought protein was the holy grail when it comes to muscle growth. Yet I didn’t see the results that I truly wanted in the gym. Instead I was feeling low on energy and bloated. People training in the gym often consume tons of protein because they expect it to be converted into muscles. Yet the effectiveness of excess protein intake, especially protein shakes has never been scientifically proven. If…

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White Spots On Nail Indicate Calcium Deficiency? Biggest Myth Ever!

An ongoing myth survives that the white spots occasionally found on fingernails are indicators of calcium deficiency. This can be traced back to the incessant promotion of calcium enriched nail strengtheners claimed to eradicate these mysterious discolorations. However, these white spots are usually not a sign of deficiency rather an indicator of past injury to the fingernail. This is also referred to as “leukonychia”. These typically form from injury to the base of the nail and due to the time it takes nails to grow shows up weeks after the…

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