Tablets and other forms of protein supplements help people meet daily protein requirements, according to WholeFoods Magazine. Protein is an important building block for almost every hormone, enzyme, transporter and tissue in the human body. Protein deficiencies are potentially dangerous, and people who wish to build muscle or participate in athletics require even more of this important macronutrient.
WholeFoods Magazine notes that bodybuilders and other athletes achieve more impressive, efficient physiques by pushing their muscles until they tear. Torn muscles send signals to surrounding cells, and those cells work together to rebuild the muscle. As a muscle is torn and rebuilt over and over, it thickens over time. Branched chain amino acids help increase muscle growth by speeding up the body's response to the torn muscle. Branched chain amino acids can only be obtained by consuming protein, and supplements such as tablets, powders and shakes are an ideal source.
Best-selling fitness author Hugo Rivera for About.com states that whey protein, one of the most common protein supplements, is an excellent source of protein for sports performance because it helps lower cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress-related hormone that attacks and destroys muscle. Studies also show that whey protein improves the body's immune system and reduces blood pressure.Learn More
There is evidence as of 2015 that coenzyme Q10 supplements may help with statin side effects, such as muscle pain, according to About.com. Researchers believe that as coenzyme Q10 levels in the body fall, the pain in the muscles rises.Full Answer >
Salt tablets are most commonly recommended for patients with hyponatremia, a condition where they have excess water in relation to sodium. Hyponatremia can be caused by renal failure, excessive water intake, hypothyroidism and other illnesses or conditions that deplete salt.Full Answer >
A single strawberry contains approximately 7 milligrams of vitamin C, according to About.com. Ounce for ounce, strawberries are higher in vitamin C than oranges, with a 3.5-ounce standard serving of fresh strawberries containing approximately 59 milligrams of vitamin C, states SFGate.Full Answer >
Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine have made statements naming colloidal silver as dangerous for use. However, it is still for sale from many online retailers and stores, such as The Vitamin Shoppe and Amazon.Full Answer >