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Its my 2nd month in the gym and taking protein powder to increase my mass, so r there any side effects of taking it more than limited quantity?

Its my 2nd month in the gym and taking protein powder to increase my mass, so r there any side effects of taking it more than limited quantity?

A lighter wallet: The typical western diet provides more than enough protein to support the metabolic processes of the athletic population. Multiple studies show that supplemental protein has no effect on the results of training. ...Read more

Protein Powder (Definition)

Any of a large group of nitrogenous compounds of high molecular weight that are essential constituents of all living organisms. They consist of one or more chains of Amino Acids linked by peptide bonds and are folded into a specific three-dimensional shape maintained ...Read more


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What's the best protein powder?

What's the best protein powder?

Whey.: Irrespective of the brand, whey protein is considered a high quality supplemental protein. If you exercise, shoot for no more than one gram of protein (from all sources) per pound of body weight per day and drink plenty of water throughout the day. ...Read more

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Which protein powder works the best?

Which protein powder works the best?

That based on..: Whey protein, a milk derivative. Plant based protein powders are not as effective. Egg protein Albumin is more expensive and less palatable! ...Read more

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I there is any disadvantage of having protein powder?

I there is any disadvantage of having protein powder?

No!: Unless kidney or liver disease is present. No one should ingest more than 2 grams of protein for every 2.2 lbs of weight! ...Read more

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What is in nutrilite protein powder used for?

What is in nutrilite protein powder used for?

Protein substitute: It is advertised as a replacement for meat/dairy sources of protein. It has no advantage over normal foods and costs much more. No sense wasting your money. Use lean meats and nonfat milk instead. If you wish to go vegetarian, then you will need to make sure that you have a guide so that you know what you are doing. The foods have to provide complementary proteins. Lact-ovo vegetarianism is best. ...Read more

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What protein powder supplement is best?

What protein powder supplement is best?

The ones...: That are least expensive, taste good, and are devoid of the most carbs and fat! ...Read more

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How to use vanilla whey protein powder?

How to use vanilla whey protein powder?

Protein: Protein powder can be used as a meal replacement, in a shake or smoothie, and alos as a protein supplement to assist with muscle building after workouts. ...Read more

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Is apex protein powder linked to cancer?

Is apex protein powder linked to cancer?

Be careful: High protein energy drinks can increase daily exposure to arsenic, cadmium, or lead thus increasing cancer risk. Try to increase protein intake naturally. ...Read more

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How to gain muscle without protein powder?

How to gain muscle without protein powder?

Exercise: Lift weights. Eat adequate (1gram /kg body weight) protein. No need for supplements. Testosterone and derivatives will build muscle but have harmful side effects and should be avoided. Some people's muscle mass will be limited (or very great) based on their genetics or inherited tendency to build mass. Careful technique (so as not to get harmed) exercise with weights is best and safest way. .. ...Read more

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Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more

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How to be sure if my protein powder is steroids free?

How to be sure if my protein powder is steroids free?

Usually: Not with steroids. However the protein powder is not FDA regulated hence apart from testing or company verification I do not know. ...Read more

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What are the best quality whey protein powder for me?

What are the best quality whey protein powder for me?

Who knows?: I assumed you want to have good protein intake. If so, the surest intake comes from your own intestine with balanced nutritious intake. Of course, exercise, adequate sleep.... As universal healthy lifestyle should be the very core foundation for health medical care and the very key to longevity and happiness.

Commercially, who knows? Probably, just read the label because everyone is touting... ...Read more

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Does protein powder help rebuild muscles aftrr a workout?

No: The only thing that "builds muscle is exercising the muscle against some kind of physical stress such as bar bells. ...Read more

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What should I use as a substitute for whey protein powder?

What should I use as a substitute for whey protein powder?

Many: Whole grains are a great source of protein, but the one with the highest protein content is quinoa. All beans, lentils, & peas, tofu & soy products, edamame, tvp and tempeh. Nuts, including peanuts, cashews, almonds and walnuts all contain protein, as do seeds like sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. Store-bought meat substitute products & seitan are rich in protein, as are protein shakes. ...Read more

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Is protein powder safe for 12 year olds to help lose weight?

Is protein powder safe for 12 year olds to help lose weight?

NO! U WILL NOT Loose: If U R exercising proerly, , U will gain muscle and loose fat, but weight eill not B lost. Fat is lesser weight than6muscle. Xo you may B more fit but U will not loose weight6, , unless U do cardi & not weight lifting.






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Do I take protein powder if I weigh 290 lbs as a lineman in hs?

Do I take protein powder if I weigh 290 lbs as a lineman in hs?

U take protein-: -sublimation only if U R doing a hard weight training exercise, & only on those days. Just taking it every day will not B of great use. Most effective in weight training. If 290 in HS, weight training with a weight coach will get U 2 loose fat & replace it with muscle, & this will result in weight gain & strength. Also dance or yoga will help foot work & balance. ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects of alcohol against protein powder?

No: There are no direct interactions between alcohol and protein powder, but it doesn't sound like a very palatable cocktail. :-) also if you have liver failure from drinking too much alcohol, you need to be careful about the amount of protein you consume. ...Read more

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What should I do to make a protein shake without protein powder?

What should I do to make a protein shake without protein powder?

Soy or egg albumin!: Soy (and pee) protein are ideal for a vegetarian (actually vegan), or someone with m ilk allergies. Egg Albumin is also an excellent, albeit, expensive source of protein. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I drink protein powder?

Doctors can you tell me how often should I drink protein powder?

As often..: As needed to match the intensity of your exercise. It is not "how often, " but how many grams of protein you are ingesting! ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are protein powder supplements safe and healthy?

Can you tell me, are protein powder supplements safe and healthy?

They're fine.: Protein supplements in general help one to increase intake of lean protein. Just don't use them as actual meals. Use them in between meals as snacks. And drink plenty of water throughout the day to help prevent constipation. ...Read more

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Any comments about Whey protein powder by Optimum Nutrition (ON)?

Any comments about Whey protein powder by Optimum Nutrition (ON)?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How much protein powder is it safe to drink after a 2 hour workout?

Protein is necessary: You should aim to get about 20 g of protein daily. Realizing that some of that is in your diet, be careful not to "overdue" because the metabolism of nitrogen in protein can burden your kidneys. Protein is fine after exercise, as it keeps your metabolism up and contributes energy that you have burned. A balanced approach (bar with protein, carb, and lipid) might be better, however. ...Read more

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Should an elderly diabetic woman be worried about taking protein powder?

Depends: Diabetics are prone to kidney disease. If the elderly woman is malnutritioned and has low protein, protein powder may be needed to help for nutritional purposes. However, too much protein being filtered by the kidney is like putting tons of thick stuff in the garbage disposal and may gunk up the system causing worsening kidney function. Take the recommended daily amount of protein. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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