I'm looking for responses from experts. I'm sorry that I did not take the time to research this myself. I am with co-workers and we're trying to work through an issue.
We know of a someone who works with young adults and coaches them in weight lifting. That person generally gives their young adults creatine, whey protein, and I'm not sure what else in the way of supplements (I believe this person has given them pre-workout supplements, which always reminded me of being on crack and I quit taking after the first time).
First question: is this dangerous? I've heard of whey protein and other supplements taxing your liver or kidneys, and that this might not be a good idea for people, let's say, ranging from 12 to 18 years old.
Second question: could that be even more dangerous (or simply dangerous to begin with) if these young adults are either underfed, undernourished, or both. Could going in with an empty stomach, or stomach full of non-nutritive foods (not debating clean or not, but lots of sugary stuff in their bellies instead of complex carbs or high-protein foods [in non-supplement form])?
Thanks for the patience and my ignorance. Thanks for any potential responses. Trying to help young people, not be horribly obnoxious. I hope I didn't post this in the wrong forum.