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should i take protein shakes or not?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes or no.: If you need extra because you lift-yes. If you need protein supplements because you don't eat meat-yes. If older and frail-good for you!

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to drink protein shakes if I am allergic to soy?

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Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
No: You should stay away from anything that has soy if you are allergic to it; certainly not a protein drink which is most likely loaded with soy. You should carefully read the labels and look for drink that has no soy in it.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Are protein shakes safe for 18 year olds?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Yes: Protein shakes are considered food however, make sure that there are no energy additives. Most 18 yr olds do not need extra protein.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How safe is it to take protein shakes?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Safe unless...: Unless your kidney function is low, or you have renal tubular acidosis. Otherwise safe and healthy.
A 18-year-old male asked:

I want to know if it is better to take protein shakes with milk or if it's better and what the difference would be thank you!

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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Protein shakes: Better to take with milk or with what? You don't say what alternative to milk you have in mind. But i think i can say this...If the protein shake has whey as its protein source then mixing it with milk would be redundant. If the protein source is soya, then mixing it with milk would give you a wider range of amino acids.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What to do if I am 18 can I take protein shakes ?

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Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, should be safe: If you are well hydrated, protein shakes should be OK

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