That's one way to look at it. I've been using it for quite a while now as I can get it cheap and love it. I was lucky enough to train with poliquin for a while and he advocated the following: I would recommend anybody to try 80 grams a day of protein split up into 4 servings of 20 grams spread throughout the day. Do this for 2 weeks. Tell me if you see a difference during that time. You might, you might not, but I sure as hell did. I know people will say how do you know if it's working, but I have taken it for periods of time and not taken it for periods of time and I can tell a difference. I guess, to each his own.