The answer is no. This is because daily overall protein intake is much more important for muscle growth and recovery. If the individual is eating their required amount of protein per day a shake before bed is not needed. However, some people may find it difficult to consume enough protein throughout the day. If this sounds like you I would consume a protein shake before bed. In conclusion, consuming a protein shake before bed is another strategy to help individuals reach their goals if necessary.
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