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Are soy products safe/healthy? Particularly soy protein products?

Are soy products safe/healthy? Particularly soy protein products?

Yes: and yes. Men may want to limit soy based products which may contain estrogen like substances but you should be fine with them. ...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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Can whey protein produce acne?

Can whey protein produce acne?

No, but...: If you're asking about whey protein, you're probably a bodybuilder or at least hanging around gyms. The 'health beverages' / 'protein shakes' that you may be offered are sometimes laced with anabolic steroids, and these are likely to make acne flare. You also probably don't want to be involved with these. Get some protein powder from a responsible distributor and mix your own. ...Read more

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Could whey protein dymatize with milk produce +1 protein in urine?

Could whey protein dymatize with milk produce +1 protein in urine?

Unlikely: Protein in urine , need careful evaluation for kidney function , you need to see your doctor , diet is unlikely cause. ...Read more

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For muscle gain n body building which protein powder is helpful , whey protein or soya protein?

For muscle gain n body building which protein powder is helpful , whey protein or soya protein?

Whey protein: Is a little better for body building, but there is not that much difference. Make sure you are only using it as a supplement as well. You also need a solid balance of proteins from diet from sources such as meets, chicken, fish, etc. ...Read more

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Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?

Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?

Research shows bette: Research has shown that it is better which was published in journal of nutrition.The army veterans with advanced diabetes were able to lower unwanted protein in the urine and increase their HDL level in the blood by eating soy protein. ...Read more

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Whey protein or soy protein, what is better?

Whey protein or soy protein, what is better?

Depends: Use of soy protein might increase the chance for male to develop breasts or gynecomastia. Soy protein might help with to lessen the effects of menopause. I guess it depends on wether you are male or female. ...Read more

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Can whey protein helps gain weight? Or soy proteion.

Can whey protein helps gain weight? Or soy proteion.

In a way. ..: ...It's a good source of protein that is needed 2 gain muscle mass, but not by just taking it. U need a good exercise program, including weight ; cardiovascular. Remember u need 2put the pprotein 2 work for u by the above type of program. ...Read more

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Is there lactose free protein shake powder?

Is there lactose free protein shake powder?

Yes: Yes. There is soy protein, rice protein, and pea protein. There are many reputable companies that manufacture these products, and some only sell to professional offices such as doctors' offices for patients to buy. For some of these companies, you can buy online if your doctor refers you. ...Read more

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Can a MS patient take whey protein and does whey protein contain artificial sweetner?

Can a MS  patient take whey protein and does whey protein contain artificial sweetner?

NO REAL ISSUE: There is no problem with ingesting whey protein, but you will have to check on additives when you purchase the product. Some of us question a potential chemical risk from aspartame due to toxins if sweetener is over-heated, but not proven a true risk factor yet in ms. ...Read more

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Does consumption of protein supplements or protein powder effect kidneys??

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Does consumption of protein supplements or protein powder effect kidneys??

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

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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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Can I use hemp protein powder to replace whey protein to gain muscle?

Can I use hemp protein powder to replace whey protein to gain muscle?

Yes sure. : yes sure why not? usually whey is better absorbed but if you are tolerating it better, sure you can. ...Read more

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Does designer whey protein contain steriods?

Does designer whey protein contain steriods?

No.: No. It would also be illegal to add a controlled substance (class-3) to whey. Felony convictions! ...Read more

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Hemp protein powder replace whey protein to gain muscle, what to do?

Hemp protein powder replace whey protein to gain muscle, what to do?

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

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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 more

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Can all whey protein isolates have amino acids in their nutrition sheet?

Whey Protein: All protein is made up of Amino Acids in various combinations. Whey protein isolate is the most pure form (contains 90% or more protein) and it has little to no fat, lactose or cholesterol. Whey protein concentrate has anywhere between 29 - 89% protein. 60% of whey protein is essential amino acids. See this website for aas: http://www.Nutrabio.Com/products/whey_protein_isolate.Htm#.Uaorezx0syg. ...Read more

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Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?

Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?

Hemp protein: Hemp protein contains healthy nutrients for the body. It contains significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It also contains 21 amino acids, including all of the essential amino acids. Plant proteins such as hemp have been shown in animal experiments to place less strain on the kidneys. The researchers speculate that hemp protein contains large amounts of arginine, and arginine supports kidney functioning. ...Read more

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