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There is no one!: All natural pure whey protein is simply that! there are products that hydrolize protein in to Amino Acids and peptides, and there are those that have added "branched" amino acids. But these by definition are not natural or organic. A good whey protein that is pure whey protein is all you need. ...Read more
If a protein product's nutritional facts says there's 0g of sugar, does that include lactose or is it just referring to sweet sugars?
I am lifting weight. I am pure vegetarian. I want to take protein after workout. So which protein product is reliable without having any side effect.
Whey, Hemp: Whey protein powder is commonly used to build muscle and is generally well-tolerated. However, i strongly recommend whey powder from grass-fed cows not given hormones & antibioitics and processed at low temperature, such as whey cool from designs from health. Another excellent protein powder is hemp seed protein powder, a great source of protein, minerals and essential fatty acids. ...Read more
One of the best...: Hard to say one is the very best, but i advise whey from grass fed-cows not given hormones or antibiotics processed at low temperature so the immunoglobulins & other proteins are not denatured. My favorite is whey cool by designs for health: http://www.Rockwellnutrition.Com/p-designs-for-health-whey-cool-vanilla-organic-whey-protein. ...Read more
CRP: This is a very non-specific measure of inflammation and is a worthless test unless applied to a specific clinical syndrome. It can only be of value in concert with the history, physical exam and other testing. The value of 4 is actually not very high and could be due to virtually anything. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a c-reactive protein test this morning, the result that came out was 59.6. It's very high from the max range, why is it so? Should i be alarmed?
See your doctor.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Elevated CRP usually indicates inflammation which may be due to infection or other causes of inflammation. The underlying cause needs to be treated. High sensitivity CRP is generally measured to assess risk of heart disease and the elevated hscrp often come down with statin therapy. In any case you need to consult your doctor for the proper work-up and treatment. ...Read more
Consultation: If you had blood work done and were told the results, then you should ask your doctor the meaning of anything you are not sure of or have questions. ...Read more