Do I need protein supplements?
A nutritional supplement is something you consume to assist a balanced diet which may be lacking in a certain nutrient. So supplements aren't ESSENTIAL unless you cannot get enough of what you need in your diet.
Protein is essential for growth and repair, for maintaining a healthy body composition and those who are very active require more of it.
Lacking enough protein can lead to fatigue, more aches and pains and potentially a poorer body composition (ratio of muscle to fat)
When considering whether or not YOU need to supplement you should take in consideration the QUANTITY you need, The QUALITY of protein you consume and the CONVENIENCE and COST of supplements.