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Vegetable Protein Or Whey
Yes: High protein consumption has been shown to definitely affect kidney function - however there does not appear to be any conclusive evidence in the literature that these changes are ultimately detrimental. Bottom line - approach with caution, esp if you or your family has any history of kidney problems. ...Read more
What is better whey protein or rice protein powder? I heard whey protein has heavy metals in it... Any advice?
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
Yes sure. : yes sure why not? usually whey is better absorbed but if you are tolerating it better, sure you can. ...Read more
Whey: Both are the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either: The whey protein shake likely has more protein, depending on how much is added. Base your decision on the nutrients and what you are looking for- which has more protein? Number of fat grams? Amount of simple sugars? Does the shake have added vitamins and minerals? What tastes the best? Both sound like reasonable recovery drinks. ...Read more
Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?
Hemp protein: Hemp protein contains healthy nutrients for the body. It contains significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It also contains 21 amino acids, including all of the essential amino acids. Plant proteins such as hemp have been shown in animal experiments to place less strain on the kidneys. The researchers speculate that hemp protein contains large amounts of arginine, and arginine supports kidney functioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Animal source: Proteins of animal source usually have more cholesterol. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, very good source. Egg whites are another good natural source. ...Read more
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