Athletes often misuse protein supplementsAccording to a recent study, protein supplements are not good enough to enhance performance or reduce recovery time.

Martin Fréchette, a researcher and graduate of the Université de Montréal Department of Nutrition, said that protein supplements are often poorly used or unnecessary by both high-level athletes and amateurs.

Fréchette remarked that some supplements have levels of sodium, magnesium, niacin, folate, vitamin A and iron that exceeded the acceptable norms that can lead to health complications such as nausea, fatigue, vision trouble, and liver anomalies.