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New consumer site casts doubt on (USN) supplement claims

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Posted 24 March 2015

This previous article published in the West Cape News came to my attention recently. Although published in June 2013, it gives another perspective on one of USN’s products (100% Whey) and how USN will spin a yarn. It also quotes Prof Tim Noakes and his approach to protein supplements.

Discovery Health Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, Tim Noakes, said the difference in protein amount would not have notable effect for athletes. 

This, said Noakes, was because the product is “not working anyway”, the 17 percent difference was “17 percent of nothing”. 

Not a fan of supplements, he said people should be eating real food. 

If athletes wanted more protein, they should eat more eggs, fish and meat, not “falsified nutrients”. 

“We need to eat real food to get all the nutrients we need, not what the manufacturers decide we

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