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Protein Powder (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is protein powder safe for 12 year olds to help lose weight?

Is protein powder safe for 12 year olds to help lose weight?

NO! U WILL NOT Loose: If U R exercising proerly, ,U will gain muscle and loose fat, but weight eill not B lost. Fat is lesser weight than6muscle. Xo you may B more fit but U will not loose weight6, ,unless U do cardi & not weight lifting.






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I am 58 year old female. I go to the gym. Should i take protein powder supplement?

I am 58 year old female. I go to the gym. Should i take protein powder supplement?

Exercise: You can take a protein powder supplement as a snack or as a meal to augment your plan toward excellent fitness. It is not necessary to increase protein if you have a balanced diet but having a shake once a day, no more than 15 to 20 grams of protein is appropriate. Try rice protein rather than whey to limit dairy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello sir, I am 18 year old and 5ft7in. can amway all plant protein powder help me to increase my height and if not than what can help?

Hello sir,
I am 18 year old and 5ft7in.
can amway all plant protein powder help me to increase my height
and if not than what can help?

Nothing: Except for certain rare diseases such as growth hormone deficiency, your height is pretty much genetically determined (Not much taller than your tallest parent). No amount of protein is going to make you taller.( assuming that you are otherwise well nourished) ...Read more

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Im a 20 year old at 6'2, 150 pounds, & i hate being skinny. I work out, eat lots, including protein powder, but can't seem to gain weight. Suggestion?

Im a 20 year old at 6'2, 150 pounds, & i hate being skinny. I work out, eat lots, including protein powder, but can't seem to gain weight. Suggestion?

Weight gain: Your body mass index (bmi) is low, at 19.1. If you have not been tested for hyperthyroidism (h), go to physician and get a TSH level sent off to see if you have it. If you, you may need treatment for it. If not, a low bmi is due to malnutrition. Try to eat calorie dense food, such as peanut butter that can add some weight which increasing your bmi. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should an 11-year old take whey protein powder? Is it safe?

Should an 11-year old take whey protein powder? Is it safe?

Probably: Whey protein is sold as a muscle building supplement. It is a milk product and has less fat than milk. It should not be harmful, it will be considerably less tasty than a hamburger, fish or chicken which are also good sources of protein. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for my 15 year old boy to drink whey protein powder to gain weight?

Would it be safe for my 15 year old boy to drink whey protein powder to gain weight?

Why?: Why do you wish to gain weight? If you are otherwise healthy, being skinny is not a disease. Do not purposly gain weight, unless advised by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hey! :) I am a 16 year old male. I will be 17 this Sep. I workout often at gym. Can i use O.N gold standard whey protein powder?

Hey! :) 
  I am a 16 year old male. I will be 17 this Sep. I workout often at gym. Can i use O.N gold standard whey protein powder?

Use with care, you-: -only need 50gms of protein daily requirement. so U may B getting enough thru Ur diet. if U do supplement, only do so on the day of Ur work out, not every day. waste of money and can B dangerous 2 Ur kidneys if U over do it! always eat a high energy meal B 4 U workout and take Ur supplement right after. during, drink water or if sweat a lot Gatorade. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm a 14 year old girl and want to build muscle on my arms because I have none. Is it ok for me to use that protein powder sold in the store?

What to do if i'm a 14 year old girl and want to build muscle on my arms because I have none. Is it ok for me to use that protein powder sold in the store?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old 1, 80 m 56kg i want a diet to gain weight, which is based on the protein powder and the dose to use it thanks you.

I am 20 years old 1, 80 m 56kg i want a diet to gain weight, which is based on the protein powder and the dose to use it thanks you.

Carbs and Protein: I suggest taking over 80 g of protein and over hundred grams of complex carbohydrates in three meals and two snacks on a daily basis. Also if you are trying to gain weight muscle building is crucial. If you want to gain weight you want to gain it in a healthy fashion in the right places and exercises makes you gain muscle weight and not increase your comorbidities for other diseases. ...Read more

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Can protein powder supplements stunt the growth for 16 years old person?

Can protein powder supplements stunt the growth for 16 years old person?

No: Protein powder supplements are an expensive way to add protein to the diet. Unless you have a specific medical condition, they are unneccesary. Growth stunting occurs with under-nutrition. The best diet for growth is a balanced diet with an emphasis on fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains. ...Read more

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Im 16 years old and 6 1 and weight 190 pds. So im thinking about starting to take whey protein powder every other morning. Is that good or bad 4 u?

Im 16 years old and 6 1 and weight 190 pds. So im thinking about starting to take whey protein powder every other morning. Is that good or bad 4 u?

Not bad: I recommend jay robb's protein it is pure natural whey protein powder sweetened with natural stevia and organic. Please avoid the competitors that put artificial sweeteners and other junk in their products. I use this as a meal replacement one to two times every day and been doing so for about 5 years now. So perfetly safe. I put on some pretty good muscle too. ...Read more

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Am 21 years old but my weight is only 40 kg's and skinny.Can you please suggest me diet or any protein powder which doesn't have any side effects.....

Am 21 years old but my weight is only 40 kg's and skinny.Can you please suggest me diet or any protein powder which doesn't have any side effects.....

Gain muscle?: Do you want to gain muscle or gain fat or a reasonable amount of both? Protein powder isnt the answer. You need to take in more calories than presently and i suggest it from healthy foods, like nuts- whole grains etc- you also need to challenge your body to increase the muscle through exercise- resistance training. ...Read more

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Hello Dr,I'm 28 years old male,weighing only 45 kg,all my blood parameters are normal,please advice whether i can take nutrilite protein powder of amw?

Hello Dr,I'm 28 years old male,weighing only 45 kg,all my blood parameters are normal,please advice whether i can take nutrilite protein powder of amw?

More info needed: but a balanced intake of protein, carbs, and fats, with essential vitamins, and regular exercise is core to good health.
Be Leary of supplements , some help ( but not as sole food source).
Some are a waste of money.
Rarely some are fraud and dangerous. ...Read more

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Hi I am 16 years old i take protein powder like muscle pharm combat take enough protein per day, is it has any side effects on height growth?

Protein powders: The problem with all these protein powder is that we dont know the long term effects on the body of a growing individual. You might grow 1/4 of an inch more at the expense of going into liver or kidney failure . Do you think its worth it? ...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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I have a 21 yr old son who weighs 109 lbs. Will protein powder help him gain weight?

I have a 21 yr old son who weighs 109 lbs. Will protein powder help him gain weight?

Poor Weight Gain:: First, make sure he doesn't have any medical issues, e.g. Metabolic, digestive, endocrine, respiratory, neurological, chronic infections, etc. Talk to his pediatrician to find out any issue that needs to be fixed. Lot of time, no cause is found after relevant exam/tests. Try a balanced regular diet. His pediatrician will be the best to guide , nutritionist will be additional help/. ...Read more

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What's the best safe protein powder to take for weight gain. As I weight 57 Kg only, 173 cm tall & 38 yrs old.

What's the best safe protein powder to take for weight gain. As I weight 57 Kg only, 173 cm tall & 38 yrs old.

Protein supplements-: -R not 4 weight gain. What U should do is consult a dietitian & get on a healthy higher diet with higher calories. Some people just R not able 2 put on weight as their metabolism wont let them. On thing 2 consider is a good exercise program. Join a reputable health club & hook up with an AT-C, weight training as well as cardio every other day. Gaining muscle adds weight.whey protein sups help U. ...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