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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism And Whey Protein Powder

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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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How to use vanilla whey protein powder?

How to use vanilla whey protein powder?

Protein: Protein powder can be used as a meal replacement, in a shake or smoothie, and alos as a protein supplement to assist with muscle building after workouts. ...Read more

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What should I use as a substitute for whey protein powder?

What should I use as a substitute for whey protein powder?

Many: Whole grains are a great source of protein, but the one with the highest protein content is quinoa. All beans, lentils, & peas, tofu & soy products, edamame, tvp and tempeh. Nuts, including peanuts, cashews, almonds and walnuts all contain protein, as do seeds like sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. Store-bought meat substitute products & seitan are rich in protein, as are protein shakes. ...Read more

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Do whey protein powder cause acne?

Do whey protein powder cause acne?

No: Diet usually has no effect on the development of acne. ...Read more

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Hemp protein powder replace whey protein to gain muscle, what to do?

Hemp protein powder replace whey protein to gain muscle, what to do?

Any pure protein....: ...powder is protein. It's what else that's added 2 it that needs watching. Read labels carefully & if U don't understand what's been added, ask Ur PCP or a dietitian. 2 much protein will challenge Ur kidneys, so more is not always better. U need 50gms/day generally. Add supplement as U exercise especially in weight training.U have bbetter dose control with powered rather than capsules or pills. ...Read more

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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 more

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Are there any side effects to taking whey protein powder? I'm about to start taking it and am wondering if there are any adverse effects?

Are there any side effects to taking whey protein powder? I'm about to start taking it and am wondering if there are any adverse effects?

Whey protein powder: Contains very little lactose and so many lactose intolerant folks can use it w/out issue. If you can't, there are lactose free whey protein powders on the market. Make sure it is from free range cattle rather than cows penned up and fed hormones and antibiotics. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the best quality whey protein powder for me?

What are the best quality whey protein powder for me?

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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Any comments about Whey protein powder by Optimum Nutrition (ON)?

Any comments about Whey protein powder by Optimum Nutrition (ON)?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is protein powder (whey protein isolate) usefull in a bodybuilding lifestyle or is it just a scam?

Is protein powder (whey protein isolate) usefull in a bodybuilding lifestyle or is it just a scam?

Healthy protein: Eat fish, nuts, beans, and lean meats for all of the protein you need. And then you won't need any powder ...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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Any effect from tacking amino beef tablets and whey protein powder I go to gym?

Probably not.: Make sure you hydrate well and have a balanced diet otherwise. Always have caution with any supplements you take... The supplement industry is not regulated like how it is for other otc medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin and the safety and ingredients are often suspect. ...Read more

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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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What is the best unflavored protein powder after having gastric sleeve? One example GNC whey protein.

What is the best unflavored protein powder after having gastric sleeve? One example GNC whey protein.

One of the best...: Hard to say one is the very best, but I advise whey from grass fed-cows not given hormones or antibiotics processed at low temperature so the immunoglobulins ; other proteins are not denatured. My favorite is whey cool by designs for health: http://www. Rockwellnutrition. Com/p-designs-for-health-whey-cool-vanilla-organic-whey-protein
also consider hemp protein powder, . ...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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Can I use hemp protein powder to replace whey protein to gain muscle?

Can I use hemp protein powder to replace whey protein to gain muscle?

Yes sure.: Yes sure why not? Usually whey is better absorbed but if you are tolerating it better, sure you can. ...Read more

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For muscle gain n body building which protein powder is helpful, whey protein or soya protein?

For muscle gain n body building which protein powder is helpful, whey protein or soya protein?

Whey protein: Is a little better for body building, but there is not that much difference. Make sure you are only using it as a supplement as well. You also need a solid balance of proteins from diet from sources such as meets, chicken, fish, etc. ...Read more

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Do a meal replacement protein powder added with milk at night which is based on fat loss will be helpful or not. It conatins whey protein.?

Do a meal replacement protein powder added with milk at night which is based on fat loss will be helpful or not. It conatins whey protein.?

Could: Whey protein has many additives included so b sure 2 read the label. Also check the calories of the replacement you do not want 2 add calories 2 ur daily intake, ; don't over do ur protein intake. ...Read more

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Does whey protein powder make you gain weight or get chubby?

Does whey protein powder make you gain weight or get chubby?

The idea behind: protein supplements is that, when combined with weight training, aerobic training and calorie restriction, they help reduce body fat and develop quality muscle mass. So you are trying to gain weight/muscle when you use it properly. By chubby, I assume you mean a gain in fat. Used properly, this should not occur. Meals focused on protein should achieve the same affect. Hope this helps:) ...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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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more