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Is it safe to take protein powder?

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Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes: If you overload on protein it will most likely get flushed out if your system.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to use protein powder to get lean?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Protein: If you are referring to eating more protein and less carbohydrate intake to lose weight and become lean, that may work.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it dangerous to take protein powder?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Protein supplements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been known that some protein powders are embellished with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take protein bars?

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Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: As long as they are in moderation and you drink plenty of water. The body requires water and energy to metabolize protein.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is a safe protein powder for 14 y/olds?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Beef, fish, chicken: Unless there are reasons that a regular diet is not sufficient to provide nutrition to a youngster, protein powders are not needed. The appetite of a normal teen should allow the intake of adequate protein. If high protein is needed suggest eating high protein foods. The protein powders hold no special advantage to growth or health.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me, are protein powder supplements safe and healthy?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
They're fine.: Protein supplements in general help one to increase intake of lean protein. Just don't use them as actual meals. Use them in between meals as snacks. And drink plenty of water throughout the day to help prevent constipation.

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