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Having protein in urine due to lupus. Does drinking protein shakes (to gain muscle for exercise) affect the protein activity ?
Proteins: That are formed and released in the brain as a result of inflammation of brain tissue. The underlying cause is what is known as oxidative stress. That essentially means that the brain is using oxygen inefficiently. Surprisingly it is due to relative vitamin deficiency from consumption of empty calories for years. ...Read more
WhoKnows-WhoWillPay?: As with all "dietary supplements", by congressional action, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, for dietary supplements sold otc, marketers are exempt from evaluating or proving claims or safety. Supplements are on an "honor system" relying on the manufacturer/marketer/seller to report problems, if/after recognized by enough customers to fda. Who is going to pay for expensive clinical trails & data keeping. ...Read more
Workout(1.5 hrs, 1 muscle/day) in morning (with protein supplements and protein rich diet) leads to insomnia. Any explanations/suggestions?
Working out: I'm not sure how it's possible to work out using only 1 muscle per day? I wonder what the contents of your protein supplement actually are -- some contain stimulating substances, which of course could lead to insomnia. Would also need to know what other medications, supplements, or drugs you might be taking. Do you drink caffeinated beverages? ...Read more
Well you need 50gms-: -per dark as your requirement, & having more protein available to your muscles during & right after a workout ,you are sure you have enough for muscle recovery. Also more is not better. 30-40gms is more than adequate. Do not supplement on your days off, only workout days. ...Read more
No: Eating protein does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). If one is getting what he thinks are hypoglycemia symptoms, a primary care doctor can check it out to see if there is actual low blood sugar, or just symptoms similar to that of low blood sugar. On the other hand, what is being mixed with the whey protein? A smoothie with a lot of sugar may lead to hypoglycemia symptoms some time later. ...Read more
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
No: They may not overload the liver, but they can force the kidney to work a bit harder. If yyour kidneys are compromised in any way, you need to reduce the amount of protein you take in. Humans can only absorb less than 2 grams of protein/kg of body weight at the absolute maximum....The rest is just excess calories. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1.5 yrs. PT not reversing muscle atrophy. Getting stronger, no muscle development. Wt. training, lt. cardio, pool. Eat lean protein, fruit & veggies.
Building Muscle: If you are trying to build muscle then you need protein. Most people consume too much carbs. Also you are much better off having 5 meals a day then 3 meals. I supplement between the three main meals with a zero carb protein shake. It provides the carbs and keeps your body fueled. You need at least one gram of protein per body pound per day to maintain and build muscle mass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whey protein: 1. Protein is protein. Whey, or any other source. 2. Pre/post workout - theoretically one can argue for both. BOTTOM LINE - NO ONE KNOWS. Those people who claim one way is better or use this type of protein or another have either something to sell you or they "think" they know best. But, there is no published peer reviewed studies. Do what feels best for you! ...Read more