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Doctor insights on: Are Protein Shakes Safe For 18 Year Olds

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Are protein shakes safe for 18 year olds?

Are protein shakes safe for 18 year olds?

Yes: Protein shakes are considered food however, make sure that there are no energy additives. Most 18 yr olds do not need extra protein. ...Read more

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Are protein shakes/powder safe for a still growing 16 year old girl?

Are protein shakes/powder safe for a still growing 16 year old girl?

Usually: So liong as they aren't loaded with sugar and preservatives or sweeteners. Usually it is just protein and something we can eat without issue. ...Read more

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My son is 14 years old. He weighs 115lbs. He has been working out and wants to drink protein shakes. Is this safe for him? If so, what amount?

No: I disagree with my collegues.As pointed out, there is no evidence of any benefit and altho rare, there can be serious side effects such as heart trouble, hypertension, kidney problems, and strokes.And these do occur! why take a chance. ...Read more

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Are protein shakes suitable fo 14 year olds?

Are protein shakes suitable fo 14 year olds?

Protein Shakes: Should be fine. Do your research on the quality of the shake as some have been found to contain toxic heavy metals. Also watch the amount of calories/carbohydrates in them. For muscle mass increase, restrict carbohydrates and add protein for 2 hours post workout. For quicker/increased recovery increase carbohydrates and restrict protein post workout. ...Read more

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Protein shakes for a 15 year old, is it okay for him to drink 2 a week?

Protein shakes for a 15 year old, is it okay for him to drink 2 a week?

Sure!: Sounds like he is wanting to build some lean muscle as is typical for teenage boys, keep an eye on his total protein intake which should not be more than 1.4 mg/k/day. 0.8 to 1 mg/kg/day is adequate protein intake. Good luck! Great to see your teen interested in nutrition! ...Read more

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I'm 17 years old and I'm going to the gym are protein shakes harmful to me?

I'm 17 years old and I'm going to the gym are protein shakes harmful to me?

Normal kidneys?: It is important to make sure that your kidneys are working properly and that you are consuming a protein combination that is safe for you. Generally most people can consume 1-1.5 grams/kg of protein and higher levels can be consumed by the level of activity. Please consult your doctor to understand what is safe for you. Too much protein and other additives in body building formulas can be harmf ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for 14 years olds to drink protein shakes ?

Ok: It is ok to drink protein shakes as a part of a well rounded diet. Many are high in sugar so be careful for sugar content. Also do not rely on shakes as meal replacements, they should only supplement a well rounded diet. ...Read more

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Do Protein shakes/weight lifting at 16-17 years old stunt growth?

Stunting growth : No they shouldn't stunt growth at your age. Definitely one would want to replenish and refuel after a hard workout to prevent further muscle damage and facilitate repair and growth ...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