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Doctor insights on: Soy Protein

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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

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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Compare and contrast soy lecithin vs soy protein?

Compare and contrast soy lecithin vs soy protein?

Big difference!: Lecithin is a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissues composed of phosphoric acid, choline, fatty acids, glycerol, and triglycerides. An example-spray on pam! soy protein is prtein derived from soy, and contains Amino Acids necessary for life! ...Read more

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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

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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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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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Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Not per se: Soy contains plant phytoestrogens which are weak (very weak) activators of the estrogen receptor. The word "estrogen" commonly refers to 17-beta-estradiol, the most potent of the estrogen receptor stimulators found in the natural human circulation. ...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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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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Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Absolutely: Alimentum and nutramigen are the first two that are readily available that come to mind. They are a bit more expensive, but very easy to digest and no soy anything. They don't taste as good, so if the baby scoffs at eating them, can put one drop of vanilla in the entire bottle to flavor. ...Read more

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Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch  and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Does not matter: Since 90% of the cholesterol is produced by the body regardless of your diet, the above would not noticeably affect your cholesterol level. Do note that too much carb may not be good for your health. I don't believe extreme diet does anyone any good. Just eat anything in moderation and exercise at least 3 hrs a week will likely keep you in better shape. ...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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Protein shake allergy from potassium?

Protein shake allergy from potassium?

No.: If you drink a protein shake and have an allergic reaction, it is not from potassium. Potassium is a normal ingredient in all of our cells and tissues. It does not cause allergy. Maybe something else in the product. ...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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Is almond milk healthier than cows milk?

Is almond milk healthier than cows milk?

It depends: If you tolerate cow's milk, then enjoy it. Some folks are allergic and some folks are lactose intolerant. The anti-cow's milk militants tend to be militant vegetarians or animal-rights people, and there's little or no real science to support ordinary folks avoiding it. ...Read more

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