U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 18-year-old male asked:

Iam 19 years old male and iam around 10 to 12 kg underweight now i have started body building should i take protein shakes does it have side effects?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
49 years experience
Underweight: Yes you can , make protection shakes from whey , eat egg white, lean meats & fish, don't over do it with the workout you don't want to loose more weight, lt will be nice if you have a trainer. Best wishes
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Good for you: It's cheaper to get a protein powder, or simply to eat lean protein foods. These "shakes" are pricey and may have empty calories. The effort you put out in the gym has much more to do with getting good results than supplementing.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Nov 27, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.