Hobart Swan


Prior to joining Bodybuilding.com as a senior content editor, Hobart Swan produced health content for CBS Radio. He was also a health-content specialist at Healthwise, the nation’s largest patient-centered healthcare-information publisher.


  • What Is Whey Protein Made Of?

    Whey is a byproduct of the cheese-making process, so there's going to be some dairy products in there.

  • How Do You Make A Protein Shake?

    There's the standard "shake with water" variety, but don't hold back. Get creative!

  • Is Protein Powder Safe For Kids?

    Kids tend to eat too many carbs and not enough protein. Wholesome, balanced meals can go a long way to correct that. Protein powder is just a convenient way to make sure kids get all of this nutrient they need.

  • How Much Protein Should I Take To Build Muscle?

    Depends on how much you're tearing down muscle tissue. I mean, do you even lift?

  • Do Men And Women Need The Same Amount Of Protein?

    Men and women are very different in a lot of ways, but this isn't one of them. Just like men, women need protein to build muscle. A solid foundation of protein can also help you lose weight!

  • The Complete Guide to Protein

    Get the real info about how much protein to eat, when to eat it, and the best high-protein foods. Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, or just stay healthy, learn how it all starts with protein!

  • Does Protein Powder Contain Animal Products?

    Some does; some doesn't. Find out what kind of protein powder works best for you, then check the ingredient list to make sure you're getting what you expect.

  • Do I Need A Protein Supplement?

    That depends on what your diet is like. They're called supplements because you only take them if you aren't getting all the protein you need from the food you eat.

  • What Is Muscle Protein Synthesis?

    Can you say "hyperaminoacidemia" fast three times? Find out what makes your muscles grow.

  • Should I Take Protein After Working Out?

    That's not a bad idea, but make sure you understand the concept of the "anabolic window."

  • What Are The Best High-Protein Recipes?

    Well, I guess you could say the best ones are the ones you enjoy eating. We've got a long list for you to try. Happy hunting!

  • How Much Protein Do I Need?

    This question causes a lot of confusion for some people. Find out how much you need, and when you should consume it.

  • What Are The Benefits Of Dietary Protein?

    "Dietary protein" just means the protein you get from eating whole foods like beef, fish, soy, legumes, and nuts. Find out why getting most of your protein from food is a smart way to go.

  • What Foods Are High In Protein?

    Some people think the only way to get enough protein is to eat steak and chicken all the time, but there are a lot of other choices!

  • Is Protein Powder Safe During Or After Pregnancy?

    For most people, protein powder has numerous benefits when it comes to bringing a child into the world.

  • Can Protein Powder Help You Build Muscle?

    Absolutely! Some powders are faster absorbing than others, so they can get the muscle-building process into gear sooner.

  • What Is Protein?

    If you weigh 154 pounds, you have about 24 pounds of protein inside of you. What is this stuff made of, and why is it called a "macro" nutrient?

  • Is Some Protein Powder Dairy Or Lactose-Free?

    Some protein powders have lots of these ingredients. Some have very little. Some have none at all. You choose.

  • When Should I Take Protein Powder?

    Like so many other things, it just depends on who you are and what you're trying to achieve.

  • Do Athletes Need More Protein?

    In a word, yes. But how much more? We can't give you an exact number, but we can give you a range.