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Disadvantages Of Whey Protein Supplements
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A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Bioavailability: Whey protein (especially the hydrosylate and isolate processed variants) contain abundant amounts of branched chain Amino Acids in proportions compatible with the human body's needs. These serve as potent stimulators of protein synthesis and tend to be more bioavailable than traditional sources of protein (beans, legumes, etc. This is one of the reasons they're utilized by nutrition enthusiasts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: High protein consumption has been shown to definitely affect kidney function - however there does not appear to be any conclusive evidence in the literature that these changes are ultimately detrimental. Bottom line - approach with caution, esp if you or your family has any history of kidney problems. ...Read more
Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout?
Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement safe for gout users?
None will effect gou: Gout is related to URIC ACID and PURINES, not amino acids or protein supplements. BUT, since everything you mention is a complete waste of money, why bother to ask? There are meds used to control gout in different ways. Low dose aspirin and thiazide diuretics tend to raise uric acid levels. Alcohol, especially in large amounts, often causes attacks. Low purine diets are slightly effective. ...Read more
Are whey and casein protein powder shakes safe long term? Any alternatives that also contain all essential amino acids? Thanks!
In terms of protein powder for protein drinks, what is the best absorbed type? I'm thinking of trying whey protein.
Whey: Whey protein seems to be absorbed well. One thing to remember is that liquid protein tends to rush through the digestive tract quicker, yielding less absorption. To improve absorption, some recommend a digestive enzyme supplement to breakdown the protein and maximize absorption. According to studies, it is absorbed better than casein or soy. I would stick with that and 1g protein per pound/day ...Read more
You're fine: Twenty grams after a workout will be great. I'm pleased you're exercising and building muscle; some people prefer soy because it's vegetarian / vegan. Both are good choices, and despite what you may hear from others there's no real reason to prefer one over the other for the ordinary fitness buff. ...Read more
18 male. Is whey protein reputable for weight gain and weight lifting? Difference between whey cool and whey protein by body fortress? Thanks
Better available: It is ok but i think you can do much better. My concerns: the main ingredients are soy and milk protein. Almost all soy these days is gmo unless it is organic & there is evidence this is unsafe. Milk is mostly from cows fed gmo corn & soy unless organic. Amway does not use organic sources. A much better protein powder is whey cool from grass-fed cows. Also take a good multivitamin. See comment:. ...Read more
Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?
Probably: This depends on sufficiency of protein in your diet but deficiency of Amino Acids is not unusual ; grows more common as we age, as most over age 60 produce insufficient hydrochloric acid, needed to digest protein. Low protein impairs immune function; whey is a superb source proven to increase glutathione, important for immune function. There are big differences in quality-see http://bit.Ly/1fpottv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Works: You can put protein powder into capsules if you want. The gelatin that the capsules will dissolve and release the powder in the second part of the digestive tract. This is actually where most of the protein is started to be digested. It will take quite a few pills to get a substantial amount. ...Read more
Whey & MM!: Whey protein is virtually all protein. Muscle milk is high in protein but contains a large amount of carbs as well. For the average person it is good. For someone on a low carb diet, or an athlete trying to supplement their diet with extra protein, than this is a distinct disadvantage. If you are older, the muscle milk is a better source of nutrition than ensure type products! ...Read more
Who knows?: I assumed you want to have good protein intake. If so, the surest intake comes from your own intestine with balanced nutritious intake. Of course, exercise, adequate sleep.... As universal healthy lifestyle should be the very core foundation for health medical care and the very key to longevity and happiness. Commercially, who knows? Probably, just read the label because everyone is touting... ...Read more
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