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Best Protein Shakes For People With Thyroid Problems
Lately, I was found with minor high level of thyroid. I workout and I drink whey protein shakes. So is it safe to take whey in thyroid disorder?
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
It depends: It depends on what the base of the protein is, and whether your body is sensitive to it or not. Some who are sensitive to dairy products, for instance, might not tolerate whey protein well, and develop sensitivity responses -- possibly leading to "sinus problems." also the other milk being used in the shake could be an issue. Alternatives are pea or soy protein -- and coconut or almond milk, etc. ...Read more
Diet and Living: Yes. Of course. That is also as long as you are ingesting plenty of fluids and getting regular exercise. But, medicine has no opinion on specific products to choose for this purpose. ...Read more
Hey I drank a protein shake 2days ago and I still feel soar in my stomach I have been drinking protein shakes for 2 years now and never had a problem?
My husband got jaw surgery and he need to be on liquid diet for 6 weeks. Can you please recommend which protein shakes are best and any good diet?
I have been taking protein shakes since the last 3 months daily and do not exercise. Will there be any problem in me continuing the habit?
Begining to run and do weights. What is best to eat/drink after a workout? Trying to lose some belly fat & gain muscle. Whey protein shakes work?
Does taking supplements (protein shakes) can causes uti, stones, or any other urinary tract/prostate problems? I feel burning sensation in right testes
Any Protein: Protein shakes come in various types, colors, flavors, amounts, minerals, vitamins, etc. Simply drinking a protein shake won't do anything. The protein will help build and repair muscle when used in conjunction with a good workout regimen. I'd speak to a personal fitness trainer that can talk to you about your personal fitness goals and help you select a protein supplement that's best for you. ...Read more
NO!: If you want to gain weight then you need to consume more CALORIES than you burn. Any calorie designation regarding protein is effectively 'fictitious' in that protein is not used as the body for fuel unless we are starving to death. Protein is not stored. Eating extra protein will add extra work to your gastrointestinal and urinary systems. ...Read more
Possibly however: Taurine is possibly safe for adults and children when taken by mouth in appropriate amounts. Taurine has been used safely in adults in studies lasting up to one year. It has been given safely to children for up to 4 months. People enrolled in research studies have not reported any side effects connected with the use of taurine. However, there is one report of brain damage in a body-builder who too. ...Read more
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
Protein shakes: Protein shakes as a supplement to your diet will add protein and calories, so you should gain weight. Gaining weight and thickness though depends upon calories consumed versus calories burned. And you wish to gain muscle more than fat, so exercise wisely and avoid saturated fats in your diet. ...Read more
Much better than...: Much better than not taking them, but with good resistance exercise! ...Read more
Is too much protein bad for your health? I drink protein shakes and I don't know whether too much is bad for my health.
Debatable: Too much protein can have adverse effects but it varies per person. There is controversy whether kidney damage may occur with excessive protein. One question to ask is whether large amounts of protein are necessary- the answer is typically "no." most active athletes need in the range of 0.6-1 gram/pound. So, if you weigh 200 pounds, then 120-200 grams is plenty. More than that serves no purpose. ...Read more
Most protein grams.: The amount of proteins in the shake will define the amount of amino acids in the shake. Amino acids + amino acids = proteins. So the shake with the highest amount of calories from proteins will be the one that has the most amino acids. This does not mean specific amino acids you might be looking for. ...Read more
I would doubt it: If you haven't see your doctor and see what the cause it. Some medications like cholesterol meds cause this. Lack of protein is not a big problem in the United States. Try a gluten free diet - although not great evidence some people report improvement for this type of symptom. ...Read more