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What are the long term effects of drinking whey protein shakes? Are they good for you?

What are the long term effects of drinking whey protein shakes? Are they good for you?

Whey protein: Whey protein is good for you but please do not rely on it as a way of replacing a good diet. The shakes can supplement the other protein, fat, and carbs you eat. Please check out the product to see if the whey comes from grass fed/free range cattle or penned up cattle w/antibiotics. Avoid the latter. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No iodine: The only dietary restriction for most people with mildly high thyroid levels is to avoid excess iodine, typically found in seaweed or kelp. Whey protein is derived from milk products and does not have excess iodine, so it is safe. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many whey protein shakes are safe to drink a day?

Can you let me know how many whey protein shakes are safe to drink a day?

Whey protein: Whey protein is good for you but please do not rely on it as a way of replacing a good diet. The shakes can supplement the other protein, fat, and carbs you eat. Please check out the product to see if the whey comes from grass fed/free range cattle or penned up cattle w/antibiotics. Avoid the latter. One a day is ok. See doctor for your specific needs. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it ok for my 14-yr-old son to drink whey protein shakes in addition to healthy diet to help build muscle. He does mostly body weight workouts?

Is it ok for my 14-yr-old son to drink whey protein shakes in addition to healthy diet to help build muscle. He does mostly body weight workouts?

Yes, whey is safe.: However, you may want to look at the other ingredients to make sure there is not excessive amounts of sodium, sugar or caffeine in the product he is taking. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Yes we protein shakes would work for you. It's hard to lose fat and gain weight and muscle at the same time. To lose weight you need to be on a calorie deficit diet. Set 1 goal first and try to achieve it. ...Read more

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If I do not have a milk allergy, can I drink whey protein powder shakes?

If I do not have a milk allergy, can I drink whey protein powder shakes?

Yes: Whey is a dairy component so you shouldn't have a problem. Be sure to carefully consider what your goals are for the supplement. Some are high in carbs - others more protein. Always drink LOTS of water to keep up good urine flow to avoid kidney irritation if too much protein in your diet.

http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/protein-shakes ...Read more

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Is consuming whey protein daily harmful for my health? I workout 5 days a week and drink one or two shakes per day

Is consuming whey protein daily harmful for my health? I workout 5 days a week and drink one or two shakes per day

There is a debate: There are two camps when it comes to whey protein derived from cheese. The vegan camp believes a link exists between dairy and cancer and autoimmune diseases. The other camp believes it helpful against inflammation and helps build muscle. My take is that the science is inconclusive either way, no one needs too much protein, and that nuts and grains like quinoa are a better source of protein. ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 16 mm bcoz of whey protein shakes. ..can I take them again with prper care?

Kidney stone of 16 mm bcoz of whey protein shakes. ..can I take them again with prper care?

I have not heard of.: Kidney stones that consisted of protein., nor have I heard of them associated with whey protein. It really depends on what the stone is made of. Keeping well hydrated, watch Ur calcium intake. Also talk 2 an internest or urologist about this 2 B sure. ...Read more

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Is taking whey protein shakes safe? Will it affect kidney?

Is taking whey protein shakes safe? Will it affect kidney?

Real/Processed Food: Suggest larger/wider focus: as creatures adapted to eat real food from nature (digestion, selective absorption & complex internal molecular rebuilding under sophisticated internal controls), why would eating crudely processed material you can't see, saved as powder, by people wanting to make a buck, be superior?
Safe? Hopefully yes, including kidney function. Wise...? Another issue. ...Read more

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Can patients with kidney transplants take whey protein shakes or bars?

Can patients with kidney transplants take whey protein shakes or bars?

2 much protein-: -can challenge Ur kidneys, & with a transplant I would ask Ur transplant team about what Ur protein limits R. U really want 2 treat Ur new kidney with care. ...Read more

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I cannot gain weight at all and have tried gym and also weight gainer shakes + whey protein shakes?

Workup: Although some people would love to have this problem, if you're having trouble gaining weight, consider seeing a nutritionist and possibly a GI specialist. ...Read more

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My TSH is 6.28 &i take thyroxine sodium 25umg tab everyday. I wanna build muscles, is it safe to have whey protein shakes? (brand-on whey protein)

My TSH is 6.28 &i take thyroxine sodium 25umg tab everyday. I wanna build muscles, is it safe to have whey protein shakes? (brand-on whey protein)

I don't see any: Problem with u taking whey protein. Drink lots of water with it. Let your dr adjust your thyroid hormone based on your TSH in 3 months. Take care! ...Read more

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Does drinking a whey protein shake and taking a b-12 vitamin help promote better matabolism for weight loss?

NO: Both are a waste of time and money. Why would taking in extra calories with a shake help you lose weight, which is dependent upon burning off calories you don't take in? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. B-12 only helps if you're low, and is by injection. ...Read more

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Is it essential to drink whey protein / protein shake when you exercise or work out?

Is it essential to drink whey protein / protein shake when you exercise or work out?

No! Really all U need: Is adequate protein intake. This can B done by diet alone on days of Ur heavy workouts increase Ur protein intake shortly thereafter, energy bars, chocolate milk or other protein sources. Yogurts R great a small yogurts have 12gms of protein. A couple of those is all U need. This is above Ur 150gms U need daily. Read food labels 4 protein content, beans & greens 2 ...Read more

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Are whey protein isolate powders safe to drink if I drink lots of water with it? 1.4 liters - 2 liters a day of water, 1 protein shake after gym.

Are whey protein isolate powders safe to drink if I drink lots of water with it? 1.4 liters - 2 liters a day of water, 1 protein shake after gym.

Probably.: Protein shakes can be problematic for people with kidney problems or who don't stay well hydrated. So long as your urine is light in color or clear, and you tolerate the drink (no gut symptoms of allergy or intolerance), it's unlikely to harm you. Be careful of calorie content in your shake, though; some are surprisingly high in unnecessary sugars. ...Read more

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Somebody said if I drink protein shakes it will thicken my body is that true?

Somebody said if I drink protein shakes it will thicken my body is that true?

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

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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

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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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So people who are vegan drink protein shakes?

So people who are vegan drink protein shakes?

Not all of them!: That is a vast generalization. Certainly some vegans drink protein shakes but many don't. There are plentiful sources of protein in a vegan diet- nuts, seeds & beans are the best sources, but even foods like kale, broccoli, avocados, potatoes & quinoa contain surprising amounts of protein, it's really not that difficult to get plenty of protein on a vegan diet! ...Read more

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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


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Heartburn (Definition)

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