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Doctor insights on: Safe Drink Protein Shakes Allergic Soy

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Is it safe to drink protein shakes if I am allergic to soy?

Is it safe to drink protein shakes if I am allergic to soy?

No: If the protein shakes contain soy, or are manufactured in a plant where soy is processed on the same equipment, the the shakes are not safe. You want to look for shakes made with just whey protein. ...Read more

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Is it safe to drink protein shakes without working out?

Is it safe to drink protein shakes without working out?

Yes: Just remember that a protein has 4 cal/gram. If it is not burned it will be stored as fat. But when a person is cutting calories a macro-nutrient enriched shake is very helpful and will help prevent muscle breakdown and general malnutrition. Be sure that the manufacturing process is good or proteins can become denatured and useless. You have to exercise even if it is just walking, it is vital! ...Read more

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My son is 14 years old. He weighs 115lbs. He has been working out and wants to drink protein shakes. Is this safe for him? If so, what amount?

No: I disagree with my collegues.As pointed out, there is no evidence of any benefit and altho rare, there can be serious side effects such as heart trouble, hypertension, kidney problems, and strokes.And these do occur! why take a chance. ...Read more

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Lately, i was found with minor high level of thyroid.I workout and i drink whey protein shakes..So is it safe to take whey in thyroid disorder?

Lately, i was found with minor high level of thyroid.I workout and i drink whey protein shakes..So is it safe to take whey in thyroid disorder?

No iodine: The only dietary restriction for most people with mildly high thyroid levels is to avoid excess iodine, typically found in seaweed or kelp. Whey protein is derived from milk products and does not have excess iodine, so it is safe. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and trying to start an intense workout routine, is it safe to drink protein shakes with my condition? Thanks.

I have hypothyroidism and trying to start an intense workout routine, is it safe to drink protein shakes with my condition? Thanks.

Yes, no problem: If your hypothyroidism is being properly treated you'll have normal levels of thyroid hormone & thus have the same levels of thyroid as a normal person & you can function normally. But many just on levothyroxine don't have adequate t3; ask your doctor to check your free t3; if not in the upper half of the normal range you may benefit from liothyronine (cytomel) as well. See http://bit.Ly/15k26u8. ...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