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Its my 2nd month in the gym and taking protein powder to increase my mass, so r there any side effects of taking it more than limited quantity?

Its my 2nd  month in the gym and taking protein powder to increase my mass, so r there any side effects of taking it more than limited quantity?

Yes, potentially: A study showed that in people working out, more than 20g of protein 3-4 times a day didn't help them. Taking too much protein could put extra load on your kidneys. Stones, gout if you really overdo it. If you're supplementing, make sure you drink plenty of water. A far greater factor in how 'buff' you get and good you feel, will be your safety and consistency in working out. ...Read more

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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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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Check kidney/renal function
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Monitor creatinine levels since high protein increases them
Weekly
Know this diet is best when practiced short term
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Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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Side effects from switching to beef protein powder. Previously used Whey but recently switched to high quality beef protein. Head ache,diarrhea,consti?

Side effects from switching to beef protein powder. Previously used Whey but recently switched to high quality beef protein. Head ache,diarrhea,consti?

Sensitivity: If you can temporally associate the onset of new symptoms with something you have changed, stop what you have been doing and see the effects that it has. ...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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Can there be any side effects of alcohol against protein powder?

Can there be any side effects of alcohol against protein powder?

No: There are no direct interactions between alcohol and protein powder, but it doesn't sound like a very palatable cocktail. :-) also if you have liver failure from drinking too much alcohol, you need to be careful about the amount of protein you consume. ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Choose only very lean meats when shopping
Weekly
Count grams of protein consumed
Daily
Eat half of your protein from plant sources
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Eat three egg whites
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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?

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

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

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