please find a protein supplement with a Nutrition Food Facts Label.
Here is an example, CytoSport Muscle Milk Chocolate Protein Supplement Powder sold by Walgreens. You can find your protein supplement using the web or going to the store. Once you have found a product, locate the list of ingredients and nutrition label. You will need this for your forum discussion.
Do not use a supplement someone else has selected. Once you have found a supplement, go to this week’s forum and see if anyone has posted that supplement’s name. If the name is not present, then open a new thread and type the product name in the thread’s title box. This will reserve that supplement for you. You can add the required initial forum discussion information any time before the required due date. To add your discussion after posting your supplement title, select edit thread.
In the Forum, list the ingredients and tell the class the functional property of each ingredient. In other words, what it contributes to the product. Don’t confuse functional properties with nutritional/health properties. For example, one of the ingredients in CytoSport Muscle Milk Chocolate Protein Supplement Powder is fructooligosaccharides. This ingredient contributes sweetness to the product. I suggest you start with this website to find the functional property: http://nutritiondata.self.com/topics/food-additives. If the item is not in this list, then try the Natural Medicines Database. You can find this in our library under databases. I attached directions to access the Natural Medicines Database. If your ingredient is not in the database, then search for it on the web. I provided links to several other databases or websites below. Be very careful that you tell us the functional properties, not the health properties, of the ingredient.
Don’t forget to include a bibliography of your information sources. Also, tell the class about the nutrition information, for example: How many calories per serving? How many calories are from fat and carbohydrate? Does it contain any other vitamins or minerals? Then, evaluate the product. Would you use it? Why or why not?