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Doctor insights on: Protein Supplements For Men

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement safe for gout users?

Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? 
Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement  safe for gout users?

None will effect gou: Gout is related to URIC ACID and PURINES, not amino acids or protein supplements. BUT, since everything you mention is a complete waste of money, why bother to ask? There are meds used to control gout in different ways. Low dose aspirin and thiazide diuretics tend to raise uric acid levels. Alcohol, especially in large amounts, often causes attacks. Low purine diets are slightly effective. ...Read more

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How safe are protein supplements for lean mass gain?

Very: Buy them from a reputable supplier sealed. Sometimes well-intentioned folks at the gym will put goodness-knows-what in your "protein shake." this is a great choice and i'm glad you're pursuing a fitness lifestyle. ...Read more

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Protein shakes and amino acid pills for teen boys. Are they safe?

Protein shakes and amino acid pills for teen boys. Are they safe?

Judicial: All these resources of protein cause increase in renal load and hence if you don't drink lots of water diligently, you are placing your kidneys at lots of risk. You an achieve same results through other food resources like increased met intake. ...Read more

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How effective are protein supplements for gaining muscle?

How effective are protein supplements for gaining muscle?

Effective but: Resistance exercise required. The amount is your weight divided by 2.2, which will give you the number of grams of protein you need daily. ...Read more

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What are good supplements to take? Is whey protein healthy?

What are good supplements to take? Is whey protein healthy?

Whey protein is: fine if it is made from organic or free-range cow milk. If not, it can contain hormones, antibiotics, etc. Peace and good health. A good quality multivitamin and mineral tablet is also good. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do deca-durabolin, testosterone, creatine, protein supplements, and eating more help with muscle building?

How do deca-durabolin, testosterone, creatine, protein supplements, and eating more help with muscle building?

By stimulation: Anabolic steroids can stimulate the creation of muscle fibers when associated with diet and exercise. This would be an off label and probably illegal use of a controlled substance. ...Read more

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Are multi-vitamins essential for bodybuilders?

Are multi-vitamins essential for bodybuilders?

Helpful: Difficulty to get all the nutrition into the body that is needed in sommeone who requires a lot of calories that are balance. ...Read more

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18 male. Is whey protein reputable for weight gain and weight lifting? Difference between whey cool and whey protein by body fortress? Thanks

18 male. Is whey protein reputable for weight gain and weight lifting? Difference between whey cool and whey protein by body fortress? Thanks

See details: Protein, including whey protein, can help improve muscle size and strength but only when combined with resistance training. It will not help you gain weight. You need carbohydrates for that. ...Read more

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Does any male supplement work for hypogonadism?

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Does any male supplement work for hypogonadism?

No: By "supplement", i assume you're referring to an over-the-counter dietary aid, usually marketed as "natural" or "organic". Sorry, but the fda doesn't require any evidence of safety or effectiveness prior to manufacturer making miraculous claims. In fact, there are no substantiated randomized controlled studies published in peer reviewed journals documenting any benefit in hypogonadism. ...Read more

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Is soy protein with amino acids a bad choice for gym supplement ?

Is soy protein with amino acids a bad choice for gym supplement ?

You're fine: Twenty grams after a workout will be great. I'm pleased you're exercising and building muscle; some people prefer soy because it's vegetarian / vegan. Both are good choices, and despite what you may hear from others there's no real reason to prefer one over the other for the ordinary fitness buff. ...Read more

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What are some healthy protein shakes for women?

What are some healthy protein shakes for women?

Several.: EAS carbvantage 17 g protein; Premium Protein (30 g protein); Atkin's shakes (15g protein). All have whey protein, except for EAS-soy and pea protein! ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...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