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Can protein powder be more harmful than protein from natural source (like eggs / cheese / meat etc.)? I use it twice a day (before and after workout)

Can protein powder be more harmful than protein from natural source (like eggs / cheese / meat etc.)? I use it twice a day (before and after workout)

Check nutrients: Supplementation is controversial. You should check all additional additives before continuing and also consider getting baseline bloodwork and studies. ...Read more

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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


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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

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

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Are there any side effects to taking whey protein powder? I'm about to start taking it and am wondering if there are any adverse effects?

Are there any side effects to taking whey protein powder? I'm about to start taking it and am wondering if there are any adverse effects?

Whey protein powder: Contains very little lactose and so many lactose intolerant folks can use it w/out issue. If you can't, there are lactose free whey protein powders on the market. Make sure it is from free range cattle rather than cows penned up and fed hormones and antibiotics. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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5.5 mm kidney stone just removed thru medicine. Is it harmful to take protein powder for gym purpose after that. Will it create stone again?

5.5 mm kidney stone just removed thru medicine. Is it harmful to take protein powder for gym purpose after that. Will it create stone again?

Need to drink water: If it is the first time you had the kidney stone usually there is no need for further testing. Taking protein supplements may cause stones but more important is to drink plenty of water. Urine should look clear. Also need to lower salt intake. Check with your doctor for specific dietary restrictions. ...Read more

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Is there any known adverse effects for taking protein powder (whey, casein)? I usually drink one or two a day between meals, not as a meal replacement

Is there any known adverse effects for taking protein powder (whey, casein)? I usually drink one or two a day between meals, not as a meal replacement

Minimal: Whey protein isolates are generally very safe to ingest. There is a potential for some abdominal distress if you take too much at once, but this is rather rare. Assuming you have no other medical issues that would preclude you from processing protein, you should be just fine. ...Read more

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Could protein powders really work?

Could protein powders really work?

They can...: But you must work out intensely, and you can use the protein powder to increase your protein up to 2g per 2.2 lbs of body weight! not for people with kidney disease or liver disease! More than the above mentioned protein intake provides no additional benefits! ...Read more

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Protein isolate is harmful for health?

Protein isolate is harmful for health?

No.: It is simply pure protein without carbs or fat. Very good supplement for both athletes, vegetarians, and the elderly! Usually whey from milk! ...Read more

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Are there any types of protein powders that are safe to take?

Are there any types of protein powders that are safe to take?

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 is better natural protein from food or protein from powders?

What is better natural protein from food or protein from powders?

Best protein sources: Proteins best used by the body are plant based proteins such as lentils, beans, legumes, nuts/seeds, tofu, avocado, and plant based protein powders such as chia, maca and pea powder. Then followed by cold water fish, poultry (skinless and white meat), then wild game, other seafood as well as veal/lamb, followed by beef and pork due to how we raise them. Stick with organic meats and drink water. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is not eating protein after a workout?

Not bad...: But somewhat better to do so. But if your diet is high in protein with good nutrition in general, taking a shake or eating protein afterwards is not a necessity. Some benefit, but not large! ...Read more

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Which protein powders would be good for supplementing regular diet?

Which protein powders would be good for supplementing regular diet?

There are two many?: There are two many to recommend even three or four! But there are many considerations. Stay with 100% whey protein if possible, avoid soy blends. Not as efficient. Avoid those with large amounts of carbs, which is usually milk sugar. Flavors are nice. Avoid the added expense that added branched chain Amino Acids add! And cost. Whey is whey. Go to places like cosco, sam's, walmart, and target! ...Read more

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Hello. I am working out at gym and I am using protein after work out. I like to know using protein is harmful or not?? Thank you

Likely not: There are a few medical conditions where supplemental protein might be unwise but if you are normal these products are just another simple source of nutrition.They would be helpful if you do not have an otherwise balanced diet and that is their selling point. However, most would do just as well without them. Working with a dietitian to identify weak areas in your diet might be more help long term ...Read more

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Does powder protein has negative affect? Or benefits...... Does I need protein products to build my body or just from food?

Does powder protein has negative affect? Or benefits...... Does I need protein products to build my body or just from food?

Powder protein: You do not need powdered protein to build up your body natural protein is much more effective and a good rounded diet is the best you can have ...Read more

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Have green plant and protein powders been scientifically demonstrated to have substantial positive effects on health? What are the best ones?

Have green plant and protein powders been scientifically demonstrated to have substantial positive effects on health? What are the best ones?

No, they haven't: Green plan & protein powders are popular based on the idea of having an easy alternative to eating veggies and fruits. For optimal health, the cdc recommends 2-4 cups of veggies & fruits per day. Http://tinyurl. Com/8v8yayq green powders are not really a substitute, though -- & none of the claims of need to "alkalize" your body because of eating an "acid" diet have been proven either. See comment. ...Read more

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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

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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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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's a good powder protein or creatine to take?

What's a good powder protein or creatine to take?

Not known: Creatine and protien power are popular supplement among body builders who are trying to add muscle mass. No guideline or FDA recommnedation. Excessive of creatinine use and muscle mass will put a burden on Kidney. If you decide to take it, drink plenty of water (>3 liter/d), check kidney function & CPK. Talk to PCP and know your health before using them. ...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?

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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How do protein powders affect the hypoglycemic index?

They don't: And they are a waste of money. They won't help you in any way and could poison your kidneys. Protein powders are metabolized as calories like anything else you eat. They have no medical indications. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more