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Protein Powder (Overview)

Any of a large group of nitrogenous compounds of high molecular weight that are essential constituents of all living organisms. They consist of one or more chains of Amino Acids linked by peptide bonds and are folded into a specific three-dimensional shape maintained by further chemical bonding.


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What's the best protein powder?

What's the best protein powder?

Whey.: Irrespective of the brand, whey protein is considered a high quality supplemental protein. If you exercise, shoot for no more than one gram of protein (from all sources) per pound of body weight per day and drink plenty of water throughout the day. ...Read more

Protein Powder (Overview)

Any of a large group of nitrogenous compounds of high molecular weight that are essential constituents of all living organisms. They consist of one or more chains of Amino Acids linked by peptide bonds and are folded into a specific three-dimensional shape maintained by further chemical bonding.


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Which protein powder works the best?

Which protein powder works the best?

That based on..: Whey protein, a milk derivative. Plant based protein powders are not as effective. Egg protein Albumin is more expensive and less palatable! ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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How much protein powder can I use in a day?

How much protein powder can I use in a day?

Protein requirement: Your daily protein requirement in grams is your weight in kilograms. For example,
50 gm (grams) if you weigh 50 kilos. Spend your money more wisely by buying natural or organic foods rich in protein rather than protein powder which is more expensive. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Which protein powder is good to gain weight?

Which protein powder is good to gain weight?

Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more

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What type of protein powder should someone buy?

What type of protein powder should someone buy?

Save your money: If you follow a typical western diet, it is unlikely that you require supplemental protein. Even in those individuals who are training to support athletic training, the typical western diet provides enough protein to support your metabolic processes. ...Read more

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Will I need protein powder and recovery for p90x?

Recovery yes: I love the recovery formula and use it during my workouts. This is great stuff and helps me. If you need help I am a Beachbody coach too. ...Read more

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What is your personal opinion about protein powder?

Good supplement: Safe if not in excess and no other metabolic problems such liver or kidney disease. Protein increase lean muscle, decrease fat, and increase energy as well as supports the immune system. Additon 16 to 32 grams of protein a day is safe. Have baseline PE and labs with your PCP, prior to any new exercise program or supplement especially if you are over 35. ...Read more

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Could protein powder change behaviour in the people?

Could protein powder change behaviour in the people?

Not usually: If there are behavior change, see your provider for complete exam and lab workup to rule out other medical conditions. ...Read more

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I there is any disadvantage of having protein powder?

I there is any disadvantage of having protein powder?

No!: Unless kidney or liver disease is present. No one should ingest more than 2 grams of protein for every 2.2 lbs of weight! ...Read more

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How can I make a protein bar without protein powder?

How can I make a protein bar without protein powder?

That would B anserd.: ...by Google. There R many, I'm not a cook but I kno where 2 find t e answers. Nuts 2.

U will find mucho there.

Not using powder may require ground up meat, egg whites or veggies.

Easier 2 buy them.

Good luck ...Read more

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Is it good to give teen athletes some protein powder?

It is fine: It is safe to give a teen protein powder. The question is whether it is necessary. The typical western diet provides more than enough protein to support the muscle building efforts of a teenager. The extra protein from the powder is just extra. It is extra calories, calories that are expensive & devoid of any other nutritional content. My suggestion is stick to whole foods. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: protein powder?

What is the definition or description of: protein powder?

Large molecular: Any of a large group of nitrogenous compounds of high molecular weight that are essential constituents of all living organisms. They consist of one or more chains of Amino Acids linked by peptide bonds and are folded into a specific three-dimensional shape maintained by further chemical bonding. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What protein powder should I use if I want to gain weight?

Carbs, not protein: Protein powder has too few calories to cause weight gain. You gain weight with carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to take protein powder after a core workout?

Is it appropriate to take protein powder after a core workout?

Yes: In fact, drinking a protein shake or consuming a protien rich snack 1 hour beofre your workout can also help build muscle and speed up recovery. ...Read more

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What's the difference between real protein and protein powder?

What's the difference between real protein and protein powder?

Protein=protein: It can come from foods, vegetables & meats & dairy. Powders R supplements used by people who R on a weight & strength lifting program. U need 50gms/day. Food is the best source unless on a regular exercise regimen. Then after a hard workout, whey proteins R usually used. One must B careful & don't overload on the supplement. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the best place to get protein powder cheap?

Please tell me what's the best place to get protein powder cheap?

Virtually all powder: Is milk whey. Some are flavored. Simply go online and ask for inexpensive protein powder! ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I am wondering what can I add to my protein powder drinks to thicken them up?

Ice: Adding ice, natural peanut butter or yogurt will thicken and enhance flavor. Greek yogurt and natural peanut will increase protein, but not unwanted fat. ...Read more

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What protein powder is safe to use to gain weight if I am just starting to work out?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me preparation of protein powder with home needs that cover 40 gms of protein?

Medical APP: This question is out of the bounds of medicine. Perhaps your local market can assist you. There is nothing in my background or probably other physicians to give you this answer especially for products available in india. ...Read more

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Hello. I like to know is protein powder necessary for some one who works out at gym?? Thank you

Hello. I like to know is protein powder necessary for some one who works out at gym?? Thank you

No: As long as you maintain a well balanced diet the supplements are a waste of money. They are promoted as the building blocks of muscle, which is true, but so is a balanced diet. If you are spending 6 hours a day in the gym lifting weights, they might be a way to assure available nutrients. However, for the regular workout guy they are a waste of money. ...Read more

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Hello. Actually I would like to know, could protein powder which it used at gym effect on height and make taller? Thank you

Hello. Actually I would like to know, could protein powder which it used at gym effect on height and make taller? Thank you

Not in the U.S.: If no height growth over the past year, then growth has finished. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person can do to increase one's final height. ...Read more

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Hello. Actually I like to know if some one works out at gym and if they don't use protein powder, it would be harmful for body or not?? Thank you

Better to not use.: Protein powder is overrated. To gain muscle mass you have to work out for several hours a day for months to years. Protein powder alone will not increase muscle mass. High protein diets have many negative effects. What is your goal? How much do you work out? The best popular information I ever found is in "Weight training for athletes" by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who DOES NOTt recommend it. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more