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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
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
18 male. Is whey protein reputable for weight gain and weight lifting? Difference between whey cool and whey protein by body fortress? Thanks
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
Why, not whey: Why are you taking whey protein? What is the problem you think you have and what do you think whey protein is going to do to improve it? How are you going to measure that improvement? Eating extra calories can't help weight loss, no matter what it is. Save your money. Don't get your medical inforation from friends, tv and the internet. ...Read more
Better available: It is ok but i think you can do much better. My concerns: the main ingredients are soy and milk protein. Almost all soy these days is gmo unless it is organic & there is evidence this is unsafe. Milk is mostly from cows fed gmo corn & soy unless organic. Amway does not use organic sources. A much better protein powder is whey cool from grass-fed cows. Also take a good multivitamin. See comment:. ...Read more
Yes sure. : yes sure why not? usually whey is better absorbed but if you are tolerating it better, sure you can. ...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
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