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Please help, how much protein powder should i have and what's the best brand?

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Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Depends on goals: Depending of what your work out goals are, you should ingest anywhere from 0.5-1.2 grams of protein per 2.2 pounds of your target body weight per day. So for a 180 pound male, using 0.8 as your protein ratio, you should ingest about 72 grams of protein a day. The best brand minimizes the amount of carbohydrate filler and is a whey protein isolate, not a concentrate. Shop around.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Costco!: Costco has a 30g protein shake, one carb, 1 gr fat, 3 gr fiber-12oz premixed! best I have found. Protein is all milk protein derived and not soy! best i've found! $1.10/shake!
Dr. Craig Greene
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Generally your body weight in kg (eg 70 kg) is a guide for a good amount of protein ... 80% of which should come from real food (not powder)
Jun 16, 2013

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Help please! could diabetic take protein powder?

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Dr. Armen Margaryan
Nephrology and Dialysis 23 years experience
Protein powder: It depends on you other diagnoses, if you have any, you should consult your doctor.
A 22-year-old male asked:

Please suggest me a best protein powder as I am too thin?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
None: Instead of protein powder, just choose high protein foods. One can search the web for lists of high protein foods, and select the ones that have lowest sugar/starch, and little animal fat. A primary care doctor can evaluate to be sure thinness isn't due to a medical problem.

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