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Doctor insights on: The Effects Of Protein Powder In Teen Athletes

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Can weight gainers which are rich in soy proteins help in breast development in a girl of age around 21?

Can weight gainers which are rich in soy proteins help in breast development in a girl of age around 21?

Perhaps: It will not help with breast development. It might add fat to the breast tissue if you eat enough of it to gain weight. But then you gain weight in the genetic areas of your body that fat weight is stored. Some people abdomen, buttock, breast, all over. Obestiy is not a healthy reason to enlarge your breast tissue. ...Read more

Protein Powder (Definition)

Any of a large group of nitrogenous compounds of high molecular weight that are essential constituents of all living organisms. They consist of one or more chains of Amino Acids linked by peptide bonds and are folded into a specific three-dimensional shape maintained ...Read more


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I'm an athlete. Could daily consume of whey protein+amino acids cause dependency in the future?

I'm an athlete. Could daily consume of whey protein+amino acids cause dependency in the future?

NO: You are already dependent on protein- we all need a certain amount of essential Amino Acids for good health. Taking when protein or other Amino Acids will neither increase nor decrease the amount that your body needs, except that as you develop more muscle mass you may need a bit more protein over time to maintain those muscles- but i would not consider that "dependency.". ...Read more

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In terms of protein powder for protein drinks, what is the best absorbed type? I'm thinking of trying whey protein.

In terms of protein powder for protein drinks, what is the best absorbed type? I'm thinking of trying whey protein.

Whey: Whey protein seems to be absorbed well. One thing to remember is that liquid protein tends to rush through the digestive tract quicker, yielding less absorption. To improve absorption, some recommend a digestive enzyme supplement to breakdown the protein and maximize absorption. According to studies, it is absorbed better than casein or soy. I would stick with that and 1g protein per pound/day ...Read more

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Which are the benefits of using kefir in my diet?

Which are the benefits of using kefir in my diet?

Probiotic, vits,min: Kefir is a fermented dairy product, similar to but different from yogurt. Both will have probiotic (gut friendly)bacteria, are low lactose dairy (bacteria digest some of the lactose), good source of protein, calcium, magnesium , b6, b12, phosphorus; tasty and nutritious. Drink up! ...Read more

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What's the safest most anabolic legal of course supplements for athletes out their? Which boost the athletes performance? Without cardiac problems??

What's the safest most anabolic legal of course supplements for athletes out their? Which boost the athletes performance? Without cardiac problems??

HealthTap Doctors...: ...are asked not to endorse specific products. I would advise you speak with your physician as to your training goals, so your answer can best be tailored to your specific needs. ...Read more

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Is whey protein is harmful in the age of 17?

Is whey protein is harmful in the age of 17?

No: Whey protein is the protein of milk. It's generally healthy fairly balanced protein. Too much of any one thing is not good. You may also be sensitive or allergic. But in general it is not harmful. ...Read more

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Is there a legal alternative to steroids in the pursuit of extra muscle growth? . (i also already understand the importance of a healthy diet)

Is there a legal alternative to steroids in the pursuit of extra muscle growth? . (i also already understand the importance of a healthy diet)

Body Building: Please know that steroids will cause you significant disease, earlier death, complications such as joint disease, diabetes, liver damage, shrunken testicles and penis. I know of no good or healthy outcomes in men who take Anabolic steroids for body building. ...Read more

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Are protein and amino acid supplements in the form of powder safe for consumption? If taken moderately?

Are protein and amino acid supplements in the form of powder safe for consumption? If taken moderately?

Usually yes: As long as a protein supplement doesn't contain other substances, then it's safe in moderation. Be aware that supplement manufacturers often put things in their products that are not listed on the label, and there is no regulatory oversight of these products (they don't have to meet regulatory requirements like medications do). A better option is to increase intake of high-protein foods. ...Read more

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Is Casein protein found in raw eggs the best kind of protein to consume when building muscle?

Is Casein protein found in raw eggs  the best kind of protein to consume when building muscle?

Casein helps: As a food supplement, casein helps build muscle mass in people doing resistance training. Be aware that it shouldn't be the only kind of protein that you take in. Every protein except red meat is recommended. Whey is also helpful, but only if taken in addition to casein. ...Read more

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What is the supplements which can stunt the growth of 16 years old person?

What is the supplements which can stunt the growth of 16 years old person?

None: No supplements will stunt growth. Undernutrition, malnutrition and fasting can stunt . Supplements are unnecessary unless prescribed by a physician for a specific medical condition. ...Read more

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What's the best supplement to add protein in my diet for body building?I don't want steroids or any product that has side effects associated.Iam a veg

What's the best supplement to add protein in my diet for body building?I don't want steroids or any product that has side effects associated.Iam a veg

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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Are protein powder are safe for bodybuilders and which protein powder or weight gainer is good without any side effect?

Are protein powder are safe for bodybuilders and which protein powder or weight gainer is good without any side effect?

In moderation: High dietary protein intake, due to its acid-producing load, increases urinary calcium excretion (with potential risk for bone loss and calcium stone formation if you eat 0.8 g/kg, kg not lbs). You can take between 0.64 - .82g/lb if your bodybuilding, but there hasn’t been any recorded advantage of consuming more than 0.64g/lb and you can get the risk that i stated above once ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of low fat museli with one spoonful of low fat yoghurt? Will it lead to excessive weight gain?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of low fat museli with one spoonful of low fat yoghurt? Will it lead to excessive weight gain?

Not the key: Weight is ultimately about calories in and calories out, but it's a fact of life that nobody is really counting. The key to staying trim is a fitness-focused lifestyle, including exercising and choosing friends who exercise. Avoid very greasy, very salty, and very sugary foods as best you can, and learn to limit portions. Exercising helps your brain regulate how much you eat. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the role of high metabolism in gain weight?

What is the role of high metabolism in gain weight?

Calories: Metabolism represents ow much energy you burn ( calories)... The ore calories you burn in excess of your intake manifests itself as weight loss. A higher metabolism means greater weight loss. The best thing is too increase it so even when not exercising our are burning more calories. This is referred to as basal metabolic rate if you choose to look it up. Increasing muscle mass seems to help. ...Read more

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Keeping in mind the 1. actual Amount of zinc in a zinc supplement and the 2. absorption rate, can I say body gets much lower than the labelled dosage?

Keeping in mind the 1. actual Amount of zinc in a zinc supplement and the 2. absorption rate, can I say body gets much lower than the labelled dosage?

Not necessarily.: Certain factors influence Zinc absorption. For example, cereal, rice and corn contain phytates and have a negative effect on Zinc absorption. So best to avoid intake with those foods. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking coconut juice in the middle of practicing sports results in more arteriosclerosis?

Is it true that drinking coconut juice in the middle of practicing sports results in more arteriosclerosis?

NO: I know of no evidence that coconut water (aka coconut juice) increases atherosclerosis in any way, and, looking at the nutritional content of coconut water i see absolutely nothing in it that would cause atherosclerosis. Have you heard this, and if so, where? To learn more about what is in coconut water see http://www.Nutrition-and-you.Com/coconut-water.Html. ...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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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more