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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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Does hemp powder contain tyramine?

No tyramine in hemp: Some foods contain tyramine, which could be problematic if you are on certain medicines (monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)). Make sure to do your research for other foods if you were told to avoid 'tyramine containing foods'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyramine#Occurrence ...Read more

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Does nutritional supplements like whey protein contain steroids? Or, are, they harmful?

Does nutritional supplements like whey protein contain steroids? Or, are, they harmful?

No steroids: Supplements bought legally within the US do not contain steroids. Whey protein and other nutritional supplements are generally not harmful, but are also not necessary for adequate muscle development- appropriate diet can supply all you need, and supplements are costly. There are also some supplements, like creatine, that while generally safe can pose harm in selected people. ...Read more

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Does almond milk contain much cholesterol?

Does almond milk contain much cholesterol?

Clear of Cholesterol: Almond mild actually contains very little if any cholesterol. It contains fats, but these are "healthy fats". Be sure to obtain a product that is unsweetened or only uses natural sweetners and doesn't add too many other ingredients. Almond milk is an excellent alternative to those with lactose intolerance who like to drink "milk" or use it in their cereal. It is a tasty, low calorie beverage. ...Read more

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Does consumption of protein supplements or protein powder effect kidneys??

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Does consumption of protein supplements or protein powder effect kidneys??

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

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Is it bad to take sports supplements with diabetes? Currently consuming protein/creatine shake, sd matrix, fat burners, fish oils vitamin C tablets?

Is it bad to take sports supplements with diabetes? Currently consuming protein/creatine shake, sd matrix, fat burners, fish oils vitamin C tablets?

Since all that: Junk is a waste of money, doesn't do anything positive for you except spend your money, why do it? Besides, you don't know what's in any of that stuff, what harm it could possibly do to you, how it could interact negatively with medication or other supplements, etc. Save your money and use it on monitoring strips, healthy food, valid medication, etc. That can help you live better and longer. ...Read more

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My baby formula (guigoz nestle) contain linolenic & alpha linolenic acid, does it consider sufficient precurser for dha,there is no pure DHA in compos?

My baby formula (guigoz nestle) contain linolenic & alpha linolenic acid, does it consider sufficient precurser for dha,there is no pure DHA in compos?

Formula: From what I have read, these formulas usually the extras added to the DHA already in there. Look on the ingredients, and/or check with your pediatrician ...Read more

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Can a MS patient take whey protein and does whey protein contain artificial sweetner?

Can a MS  patient take whey protein and does whey protein contain artificial sweetner?

NO REAL ISSUE: There is no problem with ingesting whey protein, but you will have to check on additives when you purchase the product. Some of us question a potential chemical risk from aspartame due to toxins if sweetener is over-heated, but not proven a true risk factor yet in ms. ...Read more

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Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?

Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?

Sweeteners: Don't have calories, i agree. The trouble is that our taste mechanism is made up of 6 stimulants--- sweet, sour bitter, salt, astringent, and metal. All god made food provides flavor from permutations and combinations of the 6. A single sweet input provides a jolt of pleasure that is addictive. It is brain signals that govern our ability to adapt to our environment. We need to obey diet rules. ...Read more

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Can i consume Hemp seeds as a dietary supplement while on Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily? Hemp seeds seem to contain negligible amounts of tryptophan

Can i consume Hemp seeds as a dietary supplement while on Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily? Hemp seeds seem to contain negligible amounts of tryptophan

No problem: Just about every protein food contains tryptophan, some more than others (such as dairy and turkey). There is absolutely no reason to avoid those foods while on Prozac (fluoxetine). There is a big difference between taking large amounts of Tryptophan as a supplement and having the amounts that occur in food. Hemp seeds is among the healthiest foods one can eat. ...Read more

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Are whey and casein protein powder shakes safe long term? Any alternatives that also contain all essential amino acids? Thanks!

No consensus: Quinoa, a grain, is a complete protein, as is soybean. Eggs, chicken, meat and fish. Best to eat wild fish like salmon, limit meat to antibiotic free-very lean meats, and cage free eggs and chicken. Nuts and beans also have protein but are not complete. ...Read more

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Does designer whey protein contain steriods?

Does designer whey protein contain steriods?

No.: No. It would also be illegal to add a controlled substance (class-3) to whey. Felony convictions! ...Read more

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Does fish contain calcium?

Does fish contain calcium?

A small amount: Most fish is not a good source of dietary calcium. A fresh filet of certain types of fish has a small amount of calcium. Other foods (milk and spinach, for example) provide significantly more calcium per serving. Some processed fish products - such as sardines or canned salmon - may have some fish bone in them, which contains calcium. ...Read more

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Read perrier contains fluoride and high levels of nitrates - safe to drink when pregnant?

Read perrier contains fluoride and high levels of nitrates - safe to drink when pregnant?

Yes...: I am not comfortable with all the nitrates. The Fluoride is not a problem. I would go with another source of water that is more pure. ...Read more

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Anything other than exercise, sleep, and protein that increase protein synthesis? i've heard ginseng and ginger increase protein synthesis.

Anything other than exercise, sleep, and protein that increase protein synthesis? 
i've heard ginseng and ginger increase protein synthesis.

Awoid protein: Too much protein cause kidney damage so be carfull what and how much you use. Body works slowly can not build over night. There is no acceptable data that above mentioned products can do anything for your purpose. ...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