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Doctor insights on: The Best Protein Shake For Hypoglycemia

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Can I add glucose with my protein shake if i have hypoglycemia? Will it cause the sugar or insulin spikes and crashes that cause lightheadedness etc?

Can I add glucose with my protein shake if i have hypoglycemia? Will it cause the sugar or insulin spikes and crashes that cause lightheadedness etc?

No and yes: The more important question is how do you know that you are having hypoglycemia? True blood test verified hypoglycemia is not normal.
In a healthy person, simple carbohydrates during and immediately after vigorous exercise will be utilized by your muscles or used to replenish glycogen stores and shouldn't cause problems with exercise bouts exceeding 30-40 minutes. ...Read more

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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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What is the best protein shake for men?

What is the best protein shake for men?

Several, but...: My favorite is "premium protein, " available in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry-the latter two are good for smoothies! 30 g of protein per serving, only 110 kcal. Taste good. Whey protein only, and little fat and carbs. 110 calories! Available at costco, sam's, and other outlets-but cheaper at the first two. $1.33 per serving! ...Read more

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What is the best protein shake to consume after quimoterapy?

What is the best protein shake to consume after quimoterapy?

Depends: For most people boost shakes provide enough protein and other nutrients. However, for diabetics there are lower sugar options. For an expensive way to make a shake similar to boost — add carnation instant breakfast to whole milk. ...Read more

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What's the best protein shake mix for a woman trying to lose weight?

What's the best protein shake mix for a woman trying to lose weight?

Least calorie: The best shake is one which has natural ingredients, low calories. You can make great shake out of greek yogurt. ...Read more

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When is the best time for having a protein shake? Before or after weight training?

When is the best time for having a protein shake? Before or after weight training?

No right answer: There is no medical or scientific answer to this question. Medicine would be completely neutral about this. ...Read more

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Are protein shakes good for you? If so what protein shake is best?

Are protein shakes good for you? If so what protein shake is best?

Diet and Living: Yes. Of course. That is also as long as you are ingesting plenty of fluids and getting regular exercise. But, medicine has no opinion on specific products to choose for this purpose. ...Read more

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What is the best pre and post workout supplement or protein shake for cross fit training?

What is the best pre and post workout supplement or protein shake for cross fit training?

Caution: Nutritional supplements for muscle development can be dangerous if the kidneys are overloaded with too much protein. Most people can achieve adequate results by dietary modification, without the extra expense and risk. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of protein shake for gaining lean body mass?

What is the best kind of protein shake for gaining lean body mass?

WHEY it out: Hydrolysed whey protein is rich in all the essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the building blocks for all proteins including muscle. It is rich in glutamine and has precursors to produce glutathione, a powerful anti-oxidant in our body. Don't need all the marketing hype. Just pure whey will do. ...Read more

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Wat is the best supplements or protein shake to take for working out or body building?

Wat is the best supplements or protein shake to take for working out or body building?

No endorsement: I am sorry, but there are no product endorsements done here on health tap. ...Read more

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Is it good to have protein shake at an age of 16?

It's fine: Having an occasional protein shake is fine. Just make sure you know all the ingredients in the powder, as some "protein shakes" also contain many other supplements of questionable benefit. These shakes should not take the place of a well-balanced diet. ...Read more

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What's an acceptable amount of protein shake for someone who's teenage?

What's an acceptable amount of protein shake for someone who's teenage?

Moderation: Anything in moderation is acceptable. Depending on the brand of protein shake, go by the directions. ...Read more

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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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Is it ok to have a protein shake for breakfast?

Yes, absolutely!: High protein staves off hunger, prevents hypoglycemia, prevents muscle breakdown, and is low calorie! Salute! ...Read more

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How many times a day should I drink protein shake?

Food: Most of daily intake of protein should come from real food such as meats and vegetables .... 20% can come from shakes and bars. ...Read more

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When should I drink my protein shake, before or after?

After!: Hydrate first. Absorption of any nutritent is slowed by exercise. Enjoy your protein shake one hour after exercise! ...Read more

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Which protein shake can help me increase my energy levels?

Which protein shake can help me increase my energy levels?

Protein does not-: -give you increased energy, but is needed 2 build muscle by lifting & working out. This will give you more energy, & a better self-esteem. You need 50gms/day for maintenance. With heavy lifting a supplement can be used. A bump of 30-45 gms will help build muscle mass. This can also be obtained by diet also, then there is no need to supplement. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight. What type of protein shake I can take?

I want to lose weight. What type of protein shake I can take?

Any type: Substituting a protein shake for a meal is a common way to try to lose weight. The best way is to take it right after a vigorous work out. The exercise component is extremely important. Sometimes, people just add the shake to their diet hoping it will help. That makes them gain weight. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden diahrrea after dining a protein shake?

What could cause sudden diahrrea after dining a protein shake?

Food intolerance: Many people have a lactose intolerance this can cause cramping and diahrrea after eating milk or milk proteins found in shake "powders". The coldness of a shake with ice may be shocking to your stomach causing a reflex of your bowels, so drink very cold things slowly. ...Read more

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What can happen when a diabetic consumes a normal protein shake?

What can happen when a diabetic consumes a normal protein shake?

Watch blood sugar: Are you having a shake as a meal replacement or in addition to your meals? I generally do not recommend the commercial shakes that come in cans. Often they have things in them that noone needs. You can get protein powder and make your own shake. It is good if it is meal replacement. ...Read more

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What should I do to make a protein shake without protein powder?

What should I do to make a protein shake without protein powder?

Soy or egg albumin!: Soy (and pee) protein are ideal for a vegetarian (actually vegan), or someone with m ilk allergies. Egg Albumin is also an excellent, albeit, expensive source of protein. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when should I drink my protein shake after lifting?

Some during, most af: Some during, most af ter. When U injest Ur protein drink during exercise, this doesn't replace Ur need 4 hydration with plain'oll water ...Read more

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How long before I can drink protein shake if I'm a beginner in gym?

Anytime: You just need to be mindful thatbdrinkingnshakes without exercising could lead to weight gain. Combining protein supplements with healthy eating is a winning combination. ...Read more

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How long after working out is it appropriate to drink a protein shake?

Within 45 mins: A protein shake is the most beneficial to your muscles for rebuilding and recovery within the first 30-45 mins of you working out. If you don't have a high protein intake throughout the day a shake can also help make up for that as your body does need it throughout the day as your body uses it for normal function as well as rebuilding your muscles. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's better to workout after drinking a protein shake?

Please advise if it's better to workout after drinking a protein shake?

Better 2 supplement-: Some during, and the rest in about an hour following the workout. During the workout use water 2 keep hydrated, not protein shakes. ...Read more

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Should I drink a protein shake after workout? Or is it better to before?

Either!!: I don't think there is any specific scientific reason to take it before or afterwards.
Personally I will have it afterwards.

Let's see if any other physician has any recommendations about this matter. I would like to be educated on it as well. ...Read more

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I drink a protein shake after working out — can you ever have too much protein?

I drink a protein shake after working out — can you ever have too much protein?

Yes you can: The body can only put on a limited amount of protein in a day (varies with intake, disease state, etc). Dietary excess of protein requires can cause problems if there is any underlying decrease in kidney function (as may be seen with diabetes, aging, etc), can increase risk for kidney stones, dehydration (unless adequate h2o), liver abn.
Balance studies show 0.8-1.0 gm/kg is plenty in good healt. ...Read more

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Is letting a 2.5 year old have a small sip of a protein shake a bad thing or ok?

I don't see any harm: A protein dominated shake is essentially an alternative nutrition source. A 2.5yo may have an allergic reaction to one of the components of the shake as s/he might to any new food. Otherwise, a sip or a few ounces of such a drink would be unlikely to cause any harm. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to drink protein shake after workout for maximum results?

How long do I have to wait to drink protein shake after workout for maximum results?

Right after: Since your growth hormone level will be at its peak (growth hormone will drive Amino Acids into your muscle cells, enhancing size and function). ...Read more