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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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My son is 14 years old. He weighs 115lbs. He has been working out and wants to drink protein shakes. Is this safe for him? If so, what amount?

My son is 14 years old. He weighs 115lbs. He has been working out and wants to drink protein shakes. Is this safe for him? If so, what amount?

No: I disagree with my collegues. As pointed out, there is no evidence of any benefit and altho rare, there can be serious side effects such as heart trouble, hypertension, kidney problems, and strokes. And these do occur! Why take a chance. ...Read more

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Protein shakes for a 15 year old, is it okay for him to drink 2 a week?

Protein shakes for a 15 year old, is it okay for him to drink 2 a week?

Sure!: Sounds like he is wanting to build some lean muscle as is typical for teenage boys, keep an eye on his total protein intake which should not be more than 1.4 mg/k/day. 0.8 to 1 mg/kg/day is adequate protein intake. Good luck! Great to see your teen interested in nutrition! ...Read more

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My 16 year old son is drinking gainer protein shakes after lifting. Bilirubin level 3.8. Could this be related?

My 16 year old son is drinking gainer protein shakes after lifting. Bilirubin level 3.8. Could this be related?

The trouble with: Taking dietary supplements they're not regulated, many come from China and you're not sure what's really in them. I would stop taking and get checked out. ...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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I know someone how is 14 years old. She is 5 feet 9inches and weights 240 lb. She wants to know uf it is okay for her to drink protein shakes?

I know someone how is 14 years old. She is 5 feet 9inches and weights 240 lb. She wants to know uf it is okay for her to drink protein shakes?

Why?: Why does she want to? If she is planning to start a weight loss program, then she should see her doctor for nutritional advice and guidance. Protein shakes alone aren't adequate nutrition for weight loss. Please advise her to see her doctor. Be well. ...Read more

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My parents are 78 and 83 years old can they drink protein shakes?

My parents are 78 and 83 years old can they drink protein shakes?

Unsure: It should not cause a problem unless they have kidney issues or something else. Would need to know more about their health before could answer more. ...Read more

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How old when I should start drinking protein shakes?

How old when I should start drinking protein shakes?

Any age: These are helpful for bodybuilding; you may decide you prefer lean chicken or fish instead. More than 1 gram of protein per day per pound that you actually weigh won't do you additional good even when you're putting muscle on. Stay away from steroids and I hope your healthy lifestyle will be something you stick with for a lifetime. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink protein shakes without working out?

Yes: Just remember that a protein has 4 cal/gram. If it is not burned it will be stored as fat. But when a person is cutting calories a macro-nutrient enriched shake is very helpful and will help prevent muscle breakdown and general malnutrition. Be sure that the manufacturing process is good or proteins can become denatured and useless. You have to exercise even if it is just walking, it is vital! ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink protein shakes if I am allergic to soy?

No: If the protein shakes contain soy, or are manufactured in a plant where soy is processed on the same equipment, the the shakes are not safe. You want to look for shakes made with just whey protein. ...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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Hey I drank a protein shake 2days ago and I still feel soar in my stomach I have been drinking protein shakes for 2 years now and never had a problem?

Hey I drank a protein shake 2days ago and I still feel soar in my stomach I have been drinking protein shakes for 2 years now and never had a problem?

May be allergy: Some protein shakes are acidic you may have allergies to milk or egg protein used in many shakes. A shake I like is made by Smart for Life or straight medical labs. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and trying to start an intense workout routine, is it safe to drink protein shakes with my condition? Thanks.

I have hypothyroidism and trying to start an intense workout routine, is it safe to drink protein shakes with my condition? Thanks.

Yes, no problem: If your hypothyroidism is being properly treated you'll have normal levels of thyroid hormone & thus have the same levels of thyroid as a normal person & you can function normally. But many just on levothyroxine don't have adequate t3; ask your doctor to check your free t3; if not in the upper half of the normal range you may benefit from liothyronine (cytomel) as well. See http://bit. Ly/15k26u8. ...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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Are protein shakes/powder safe for a still growing 16 year old girl?

Usually: So liong as they aren't loaded with sugar and preservatives or sweeteners. Usually it is just protein and something we can eat without issue. ...Read more

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Are protein shakes safe for 18 year olds?

Are protein shakes safe for 18 year olds?

Yes: Protein shakes are considered food however, make sure that there are no energy additives. Most 18 yr olds do not need extra protein. ...Read more

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Will drinking protein shakes daily since last 4 months be a problem?

Will drinking protein shakes daily since last 4 months be a problem?

Caution: Nutritional supplements for muscle development can be dangerous if the kidneys are overloaded with too much protein. Most people can achieve adequate results by dietary modification, without the extra expense and risk. ...Read more

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Can drinking protein shakes stop me getting a six pack?

Can drinking protein shakes stop me getting a six pack?

Yes: You probably each enough protein and these shakes are calories ; make you fat. You're going to need to diet and be hungry for a fair part of each day, and not "reward yourself with food." you'll need to do some serious aerobic exercise. As you lose most of your body fat, start developing your abdominal muscles. Especially, don't neglect exercises like cable pull-downs for heavy resistance. ...Read more

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Is drinking protein shakes good for me where I'm losing weight?

Is drinking protein shakes good for me where I'm losing weight?

Usually yes: Make sure that the protein drink is suitable for your weight loss goals. My advise is to meet with a nutritionist who can compute your nutritional needs especially while you are trying to lose weight. Keep in mind that living on a shake diet for life is not realistic so plan on a change in your diet when you get off the shakes. ...Read more

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I am a teen, and I weight 220lbs I want to start go jogging every day. Can I drink protein shakes in the same time? Does it help me lose weight?

I am a teen, and I weight 220lbs I want to start go jogging every day. Can I drink protein shakes in the same time? Does it help me lose weight?

Lose weight: Well! Weight loss is possible if you burn more calories than you consume. Jogging-- good idea! Go for it! Will help you burn more calories! protein shakes--- not a good idea. Just eat less and eat healthy! ...Read more

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