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Doctor insights on: Top 10 Best Protein Supplements

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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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I workout at the gym every day.I take protein supplements and 10 egg whites and skimmed milk for protein.My uric acid is high.How to reduce it.

I workout at the gym every day.I take protein supplements and 10 egg whites and skimmed milk for protein.My uric acid is high.How to reduce it.

See details: The first thing you need to do is to determine if there is an underlying cause for the elevated uric acid. In spite of doctor's touting a low protein diet, studies have shown that diet has little effect. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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Top 3 herbs or supplement to lower cholesterol ?

Top 3 herbs or supplement to lower cholesterol ?

Which one?: If you want to lower LDL Niacin will work, for triglycerides carnitine 2gm per day, for lipoproteins niacinamide 250mg -500mg will help. To lower total cholesterol you need b6 plus betaine hcl to create bile and choline. ...Read more

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My diet is 35% fat (from chicken, turkey, fish &nuts), 35% carbs and 30% protein I do strength training & cardio 4 days/wk. Weight gain probable?

My diet is 35% fat (from chicken, turkey, fish &nuts), 35% carbs and 30% protein I do strength training & cardio 4 days/wk. Weight gain probable?

It is math: Caloric intale minus basal metabolic rate minus calories burned from activity. If it is a plus you add weight if minus you loose. ...Read more

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What is your take on sport supplements such creatin, protein and amino acids. ?

What is your take on sport supplements such creatin, protein and amino acids.
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They do work.: Actually, protein, amino acids (particularly the BCAAs) and creatine will actually help - there is literature to support their benefit. Make sure you drink plenty of water while increasing your intake of proteins and adding creatine. For creatine, no more than 5g daily (can get benefit with as little as 1g daily). For protein, don’t need much more than 1g per kilogram body weight per day. ...Read more

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Uric acid level 5.8 and creatinine level 1.3 on high protein diet with 2 scoops of whey protein... is it test high shall i stop the diet?

Uric acid level 5.8 and creatinine level 1.3 on high protein diet with 2 scoops of whey protein... is it test high shall i stop the diet?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your results are not abnormal and you can continue taking the supplement. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take sports supplements with diabetes? Currently consuming protein/creatine shake, sd matrix, fat burners, fish oils vitamin C tablets?

Since all that: Junk is a waste of money, doesn't do anything positive for you except spend your money, why do it? Besides, you don't know what's in any of that stuff, what harm it could possibly do to you, how it could interact negatively with medication or other supplements, etc. Save your money and use it on monitoring strips, healthy food, valid medication, etc. That can help you live better and longer. ...Read more

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Which is best food for loosing weight? 100 gm carb or100 gm beef?

Which is best food for loosing weight? 100 gm carb or100 gm beef?

Count the calories: There are a # of programs on line that will help you with weight loss. You put in your age, activity level, and your weight--then you will get an answer for the calories that you should be consuming to be weight stable, or to loose weight. The gm's are important but only because is an estimate of the calorie count. Good luck ...Read more

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Do the below products have any sideeffects on sperm count and erection? 3g extreme fat burners On 100% gold standard whey Orange triad On fish oil

Do the below products have any sideeffects on sperm count and erection?

3g extreme fat burners
On 100% gold standard whey
Orange triad
On fish oil

Supplements : Supplements like the ones listed may have a variety of effects and unintended side effects. And there are a great many factors that influence erectile function and spermatogenesis; though that's not a simple answer, if you want to go through things in more detail, consider an inbox consult with a physician here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Would drinking 1 serving of whey protein and one b-12 vitamin, each morning, help promote a higher metabolism for weight loss?

Would drinking 1 serving of whey protein and one b-12 vitamin, each morning, help promote a higher metabolism for weight loss?

No: B12 is poorly absorbed from the GI tract by mouth andprotein is protein. An egg would give you better protein at less cost but also does not eggect weight loss. ...Read more

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Does omega 3 & probiotic supplement help in Crohn's, also person should eat low or high fiber diet ?

Does omega 3 & probiotic supplement help in Crohn's, also person should eat low or high fiber diet ?

Crohn's: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your questions. Probiotics may be worth taking in inflammatory bowel disease and omega 3 oil shouldn't hurt. If diarrhea is a prominent symptom, I recommend avoiding harsh roughage but taking soluble fiber like metamucil may help firm up stools. ...Read more

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Type 1 Dia /Kidney transplant(12yrs) I'm trying a 10 day Green Smoothie Cleanse. It says to take a protein powder "RAW Protein" can I take this?

Type 1 Dia /Kidney transplant(12yrs) I'm trying a 10 day Green Smoothie Cleanse.  It says to take a protein powder "RAW Protein" can I take this?

Kidney Transplant: hey congrats on 12 years post transplant. Not knowing your kidney status it is hard to say wether you should be taking high protein supplements. Wether it is "raw" or not matters little. I would consult your Nephrologist as they know your creative clearance which is the best measure of your ability to handle proteins, ...Read more

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What kind of diet should I prefer...In soft tissue rhuematism? Calcium nd vitamind rich food? M vegeterian.

What kind of diet should I prefer...In soft tissue rhuematism? Calcium nd vitamind rich food? M vegeterian.

The one you like: That contains all required minerals , vitamins , enough proteins , carbohydrates and fat . If you are not meeting your requirements take supplemental ca and vit d. ...Read more

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Recommendations, on adding nuts & seeds to the diet while still encouraging weight loss? Would like to supplement w/ fruit, veggie, almond smoothies.

Recommendations, on adding nuts & seeds to the diet while still encouraging weight loss? Would like to supplement w/ fruit, veggie, almond smoothies.

1 ounce/day: Nuts and seeds are great to add to a weight loss plan. Realize that one ounce of nuts is 200 calories. One ounce of nuts a day is all you need for protein, unsaturated fat. Take into account the calories from the nuts and seeds when you do eat them. They are healthy foods and should be a part of everyones plan. ...Read more

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Can protein powders such as optimum nutrition 100% whey protein cause hair loss or thinning if consuming? Thanks

Can protein powders such as optimum nutrition 100% whey protein cause hair loss or thinning if consuming? Thanks

Protein powders are: not associated w/hair loss but your age and sex MAY be the issue i.e., 29 y.o. male. A full head of hair is nice but please don't associate your likability with that. Focus on more substantial aspects of who you are. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Fracture to t6. Taking 1200mg calcium w/ 800 iu of vitd (1 soft gel) 2 servings. I also added k2 50mcg. How should I take these pills? Simultaneous?

Fracture to t6. Taking 1200mg  calcium w/ 800 iu of  vitd (1 soft gel) 2 servings. I also added k2 50mcg. How should I take these pills? Simultaneous?

Personal preference: Some people take their vitamins and minerals at one time, others split them up and take them at 2-3 different times during the day. If taking them all at once doesn't cause a person any tummy symptoms, then taking them together is fine to do. Just be sure not to take more than the usual recommended doses. ...Read more

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Any effect from tacking amino beef tablets and whey protein powder i go to gym ?

Any effect from tacking amino beef tablets and whey protein powder i go to gym ?

Probably not.: Make sure you hydrate well and have a balanced diet otherwise. Always have caution with any supplements you take... The supplement industry is not regulated like how it is for other otc medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin and the safety and ingredients are often suspect. ...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