Protein drinks, bars, and other supplements Oh My! With so many experts on line and in the gyms pushing the “bulk up now” approach, trying to find the pros & cons of these supplements have had me reading seemingly useless product advertising information everywhere I look. I’ve talked with several academy kids who say they are using these products. Whey shakes seem to be the most popular. They all have different views on the products they take & why so I‘m lost. The latest request by three Mids I know is called Muscle Milk. I’m putting off sending it to them until I can find out more. Like, will their kidneys fall out if they take this stuff for prolong periods. And how about that liver? Call me an overly concerned parent but after seeing one of my employees, a kid who plays college football & is going to school for sports medicine, come back from his doctor who found blood in his urine telling him to stop taking his supplements, I‘m a little freaked out. Nope, he wasn’t drinking tons of it a day either. He’s since gone to a nutrition specialist who set him up on a special diet trying to replicate what the supplements were giving him. Just looking for a little education & debate here.