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Nutiva Hemp Protein
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
Big difference!: Lecithin is a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissues composed of phosphoric acid, choline, fatty acids, glycerol, and triglycerides. An example-spray on pam! soy protein is prtein derived from soy, and contains Amino Acids necessary for life! ...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
Yes sure. : yes sure why not? usually whey is better absorbed but if you are tolerating it better, sure you can. ...Read more
Proetein helps: Protein and glucagon are needed by muscles to grow. However, there are much healthier sources of protein than whey powder such as egg whites, nuts, beans, lentils and wild fish like salmon and sardines. Stick to the foods and avoid the whey from a factory. Some doctors think whey may contribute to cancer and auto-immune diseases like multiple sclerosis. ...Read more
Is it ok for me to have pea protein powder, hemp protein powder or chia seeds while breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding: No, because we don't the effect these powder would have on your baby, long term. ...Read more
Yes: High protein consumption has been shown to definitely affect kidney function - however there does not appear to be any conclusive evidence in the literature that these changes are ultimately detrimental. Bottom line - approach with caution, esp if you or your family has any history of kidney problems. ...Read more