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Is Whey Protein Bad For Kidneys
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Avoid: There are some studies that link whey protein with cancer and autoimmune diseases. These are not conclusive studies, but you are better off getting your protein from plant based sources and avoiding potential harm. In addition, you can get healthy protein from wild fish like salmon, halibut and trout. ...Read more
Only in unnatural...: Casein is just milk protein, most likely from cow milk. It is bad for a person if she takes casein in unnaturally large amounts, but casein is in naturally healthy amounts in dairy products. There is no need to take processed casein outside of dietary milk, yogurt, etc... ...Read more
Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?
Hemp protein: Hemp protein contains healthy nutrients for the body. It contains significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It also contains 21 amino acids, including all of the essential amino acids. Plant proteins such as hemp have been shown in animal experiments to place less strain on the kidneys. The researchers speculate that hemp protein contains large amounts of arginine, and arginine supports kidney functioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
You're fine: It's a good cheap source of protein especially if you're trying for the 1 gram/pound of body weight sought by bodybuilders. People with limited kidney function often benefit from protein restriction, but it's silly to generalize this to everyone. Groups of people living entirely on meat, for example the old gauchos of the pampas, seem to have no extra trouble with kidney disease. ...Read more
Hi is whey protein isolate bad for liver or kidneys I have no problems with them ! is whey protein isolate bad for me in anyway ?
What is better whey protein or rice protein powder? I heard whey protein has heavy metals in it... Any advice?
You're fine: Twenty grams after a workout will be great. I'm pleased you're exercising and building muscle; some people prefer soy because it's vegetarian / vegan. Both are good choices, and despite what you may hear from others there's no real reason to prefer one over the other for the ordinary fitness buff. ...Read more
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