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Jay robb egg protein powder ok for kids?

Jay robb egg protein powder ok for kids?

It should be: Ok if your kid's kidney function is normal.Adequate daily hydration is important as well. Discuss with the pediatrician about doing serial blood test on kidney function. Take care! http://www.Shape.Com/blogs/fit-foodies/get-scoop-protein-powders. ...Read more

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Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Great question...: ...but we are constrained not to support commercial products through this forum. However, we do not support use of anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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How much strength training should be done to minamize catabolism w/ a 500 cal intake deficit? Would 4 days, 4 exercises, 3-4 sets 8-15 reps be enough?

How much strength training should be done to minamize catabolism w/ a 500 cal intake deficit? Would 4 days, 4 exercises, 3-4 sets 8-15 reps be enough?

If heavy training...: ...i usually have rec 3 sets of 15 each, done in a cycle of exercises, targeting different muscle groups, a cycle of 4 then repeat. Day of rest after hard workout. Do cardio. Also get Ur calories from protein, in the form of whey supplement. Ave body needs 50gms/day. Use sup a little during training, majority after. Cals from fat & carbs also. Remember there's protein in veg, meat, dair, eggs, 2. ...Read more

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Vitamin that helps your body absorb protein ?

Vitamin that helps your body absorb protein
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None: Vitamin d helps in the absorption of calcium and vitamin c may in iron absorption, but I do not know of any vitamins that help in absorption of protein. ...Read more

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Does protein shaker effect on kidney ? I take 2 scopes (30 gram of protein) per day,

Does protein shaker effect on kidney ? I take 2 scopes (30 gram of protein) per day,

Extra protein: Hi khaledabdo, that daily dose of extra protein should not be an issue at your age unless you have some type of kidney disease. Be sure to drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids as well. Doc ripley. ...Read more

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I want to buy probiotics high in bifidus factor. Lacto-5 (shelf stable) or BiO-LiFE Advanced MultiBlend Probiotix (refrigerated)? Buy which one best?

I want to buy probiotics high in bifidus factor.  Lacto-5 (shelf stable) or BiO-LiFE Advanced MultiBlend Probiotix (refrigerated)? Buy which one best?

Probiotics: I would suggest that you go to a functional medicine physician who can prescribe pharmaceutical grade probiotics for your individual needs. ...Read more

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Which supplement and diet used by fitness models?

Which supplement and diet  used by fitness models?

Why Should Docs Know: Doctors are trained to see people who are sick, not models. Best ask the model of your interest. High odds they avoid supplements & focus on real food, just not too much of it. Suggest study: dietdoctor, big fat lies, mcgovern's report, taubes, attia, nusi.Org, how the government makes you fat, stossel debunking food myths, lustig, fatchance.Html, science for smart people, big fat fiasco & decide. ...Read more

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My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish. Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish.

Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

What for?: Why do you feel the need to take so much fish oil? First of all, you are better off getting your fish oil directly from fish like wild alakan salmon or sardines. Second, high concentrations of fish oil can cause anti coagulation that can make you susceptible to bleeding. Good health will not come from a pill. ...Read more

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What type of specific meal plan can increase calorie intake to 2000 for college student. I'm 5"11 and weigh 125 with high metabolism. I'm very slim. ?

What type of specific meal plan can increase calorie intake to 2000 for college student. I'm 5"11 and weigh 125 with high metabolism. I'm very slim. ?

Slim: Yes you are slim and yes, you need to put on weight. Of the various options available to you I would start by having an appointment made with a hospital (or university) based dietitian. You won't bulge overnight but I am confident you will gain weight. ...Read more

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Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio. Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil. Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok. Am vegan exc. Krill?

Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio.  Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil.  Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok.  Am vegan exc. Krill?

Plant vs fish omegas: The type of omega 3 fatty acids (including dha) in plants are shorter in fatty acid chain length than the ones in fish. Our bodies use then longer chains much more efficiently, perhaps 6-10 times more efficiently. ...Read more

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Can i mix c4 extreme (creatine nitrate) with my 5g of creatine monohydrate?

Can i mix c4 extreme (creatine nitrate) with my 5g of creatine monohydrate?

You should not be: mixing any creatine products. Main reason is because each creatine product have its own chemical formula, and mixing them may reduce their absorption rate in your digestive system. Take them separately, or better yet sick with 1 formulation that works for you after you have experimented. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What supplements and recovery formula I should use to have lean body not much muscle showing? I'm a woman, doing insanity.

What supplements and recovery formula I should use to have lean body not much muscle showing? I'm a woman, doing insanity.

Lean body: The best lean body without muscle building is to eat a proper amd nutritional diet and do aerobic exercises. You will tone down and be nice and healthy. ...Read more

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Female that weighs 140lbs-how much whey protein is okay to drink before and after work outs?

Female that weighs 140lbs-how much whey protein is okay to drink before and after work outs?

Avoid whey: Some researchers believe that whey increases risk for cancer and auto-immune disease like multiple sclerosis. Get your protein from healthy foods like tofu, egg whites, lentils, nuts, beans, and wild fish like salmon. Bring a bag of mixed nuts to gym with you and snack before, during and after. Avoid processed powders produced in factories. ...Read more

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Which body building supplements should I take to lose weight and build muscle?

Which body building supplements should I take to lose weight and build muscle?

Good diet: To lose weight you have to cut down on your fat intake and exercise daily. Eat healthy with ample foods high in protiens which will come from eggs, fish , soy products(like tofu) nuts and low fat dairy. ...Read more

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I exercise 50-90 minutes a day, eat clean food, never exceed 1600 calories and I cannot stop gaining weight. (174 cm; 64 kg). It is slow, but constant?

I exercise 50-90 minutes a day, eat clean food, never exceed 1600 calories and I cannot stop gaining weight. (174 cm; 64 kg). It is slow, but constant?

Something amiss: Based on your age, gender, weight and height your basal metabolic rate is around 1400 cal/day: thats what you need just to live without moving at all! Odds are you burn more than 200 cal just moving about, without including your exercise. So either something awry with you metabolism and/or your estimated caloric intake. You should review this with your doc. ...Read more

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I'm playing in gym (body building) my weight is 75 kg and my tall is 183 CM i need to improve my weight ( i played about 45 days )?

I'm playing in gym (body building) my weight is 75 kg and my tall is 183 CM i need to improve my weight ( i played about 45 days )?

Squats : Squats done in proper form will make you gain fat as it involves multiple joints . If you have not done them before seek a coach or personal trainer's help as it can cause injuries if not done properly. Increase the amount of calories that you consume by adding whey protein shakes and eating a balanced diet with a ratio of 40/40/20 for carb/proteins/fats respectively. ...Read more

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Which type of walking reduce body fat fast ? Slow walking to 1hr or speed walking to1/2hr (eg; 3.0 speed at treadmill to 1hr or 5.4 speed to 1/2hr)

Which type of walking reduce body  fat fast ? Slow walking to 1hr or speed walking to1/2hr (eg; 3.0 speed at treadmill to 1hr or 5.4 speed to 1/2hr)

Weight loss: It is not about the type of walking but rather the calories burned. Using your example you will have walked 3 miles in one hour slow walking and 2.7 miles in a 1/2 hour fast walking. Because you went farther slow walking you would have burned more calories and therefore, lost more weight from the longer walk. ...Read more

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Managed high BP. healthy diet. Exercise regularly - HIIT. Prediabetic. Cholesterol borderline.Why heart rate increase rapidly after a short day nap?

Managed high BP. healthy diet. Exercise regularly - HIIT. Prediabetic. Cholesterol borderline.Why heart rate increase rapidly after a short day nap?

Heart rate is: regulated under autonomic control and function. Aging, glucose intolerance, medications, physical condition and hydration can all have effects on the autonomic system resulting in variability to the heart rate response to various activities. Sleeping can additionally affect the autonomic responses. I suspect this is normal physiology for you and represents your body's response to these factors. ...Read more

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