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If I am trying to gain muscle mass, what is a good protein powder to use for my smoothie drinks?

If I am trying to gain muscle mass, what is a good protein powder to use for my smoothie drinks?

Agree- Whey Protein: I consider whey protein the best source- as it is animal based and gives you the proper Amino Acids you need to build muscle. It also contains the needed leucine- an important Amino Acid to help build muscle and assist your body in burning fat. Start your day with 30 grams for best results! research based wt loss ctr. ...Read more

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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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What's a good powder protein or creatine to take?

What's a good powder protein or creatine to take?

Not known: Creatine and protien power are popular supplement among body builders who are trying to add muscle mass. No guideline or FDA recommnedation. Excessive of creatinine use and muscle mass will put a burden on Kidney. If you decide to take it, drink plenty of water (>3 liter/d), check kidney function & CPK. Talk to PCP and know your health before using them. ...Read more

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Is there a good protein powder that does not contain any artificial sweeteners?

Is there a good protein powder that does not contain any artificial sweeteners?

Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more

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Which protein powder is good to gain weight?

Which protein powder is good to gain weight?

Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more

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Is it good to give teen athletes some protein powder?

It is fine: It is safe to give a teen protein powder. The question is whether it is necessary. The typical western diet provides more than enough protein to support the muscle building efforts of a teenager. The extra protein from the powder is just extra. It is extra calories, calories that are expensive & devoid of any other nutritional content. My suggestion is stick to whole foods. ...Read more

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Help please! is ensure protein powder good for teens?

No: With someone who is eating a normal diet, there should be no need for supplemental protein.And too much protein may have some risks to your health.Once in a while is probably ok, regularly not needed. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if protein powder good for health?

Can someone tell me if protein powder good for health?

We all need protein-: -but a good diet will B sufficient. U need about 50 grams a day. Supplements may B needed only if U R on a serious weight lifting or exercise program. Only use on the day U lift/exercise. Always take a day off after U exercise. No supplements needed on a day off. Remember 2 much protein challenges Ur kidneys & can lead 2 renal failure in some who over do it. ...Read more

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Which protein powder is good and how to take it like in water or milk boiled/unboiled?

Which protein powder is good and how to take it like in water or milk boiled/unboiled?

First why use it at-: -all you need 50gms/day, ,and only need sublimation if you are on an active weight training program, & need it only on days of hard work outs. As you get older as you are, renal disease can be caused by protein overload. Take care! ...Read more

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Is amway nutrilite protein powder good as diatery supplement ?

Better available: It is ok but i think you can do much better. My concerns: the main ingredients are soy and milk protein. Almost all soy these days is gmo unless it is organic & there is evidence this is unsafe. Milk is mostly from cows fed gmo corn & soy unless organic. Amway does not use organic sources. A much better protein powder is whey cool from grass-fed cows. Also take a good multivitamin. See comment:. ...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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Is protein powder good for you?And how to use it so that my body's protein absorption wont be harmed by the large concentrated protein consumption

Is protein powder good for you?And how to use it so that my body's protein absorption wont be harmed by the large concentrated protein consumption

Yes: The best protein is the natural protein gained from good, *essential amino acids* to many protein will exhaust the liver as the liver is responsible for breaking down the proteins and you might have concentrated urin if taken large amount of protein powder,the best is to drink large amount of water after taking the protein. ...Read more

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Im 16 years old and 6 1 and weight 190 pds. So im thinking about starting to take whey protein powder every other morning. Is that good or bad 4 u?

Not bad: I recommend jay robb's protein it is pure natural whey protein powder sweetened with natural stevia and organic. Please avoid the competitors that put artificial sweeteners and other junk in their products. I use this as a meal replacement one to two times every day and been doing so for about 5 years now. So perfetly safe. I put on some pretty good muscle too. ...Read more

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Is there a good,or OK type of protein powder/shake that is OK for post transplant? My transplant was 3 yrs ago, due to Good Pastures. I am doing well

Is there a good,or OK type of protein powder/shake that is OK for post transplant?  My transplant was 3 yrs ago, due to Good Pastures. I am doing well

Depends: On if you have any dietary restrictions related to any residual kidney dysfunction even after transplantation or other coexisting medical issues. If your nephrologist suggests that you be on a low potassium, low phosphorus diet then consider a nutritional shake like Nepro. It's a great meal replacement/nutritional supplement for those with any kidney disease. ...Read more

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Am takin gelixer protein powder for joint and finger pain. Is it good?

Am takin gelixer protein powder for joint and finger pain. Is it good?

Not needed!: I assume that you mean some type of joint supplement that contains glucosamine or chondroitin sulfate. Studies have not really shown that they help or prevent arthritis. At your age i don't think you need this type of product. ...Read more

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What is a good workout supplement that will help my muscles get bigger with my workout and protein powder?

What is a good workout supplement that will help my muscles get bigger with my workout and protein powder?

Creatine etc: Great question! everything you eat and the timing makes a difference. Make sure you get 30 grams of protein every few hours all day long. Creatine (99.9% pure!) about 3 grams daily can be helpful and perfectly safe. Get enough calories overall, a good recovery drink (with 3, 000 mg glutamine) right after exercise, a decent sports drink during exercise, lots of veggies and stay away from sweets! ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink protein powder (whey protein) if I have gout? I used to love this as a breakfast supplement but now am not sure if it's a good idea

Is it ok to drink protein powder (whey protein) if I have gout?  I used to love this as a breakfast supplement but now am not sure if it's a good idea

Yes: Diet has very little influence on serum uric acid levels. However, if you have gout you should be on allopurinol to normalize serum uric acid level and prevent future attacks. ...Read more

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Because of very disrupting postprandial hypoglycemia I'm considering eating vegan protein powder (soy, pea, hemp, rice...) with every meal. Good idea?

Because of very disrupting postprandial hypoglycemia I'm considering eating vegan protein powder (soy, pea, hemp, rice...) with every meal. Good idea?

Post prandial: For starters decrease your insulin by 20%. If you are having hypoglycemia without taking any meds for diabetes (insulin or tablets) you need to see an endocrinologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What's the best protein powder?

What's the best protein powder?

Whey.: Irrespective of the brand, whey protein is considered a high quality supplemental protein. If you exercise, shoot for no more than one gram of protein (from all sources) per pound of body weight per day and drink plenty of water throughout the day. ...Read more

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Which protein powder works the best?

Which protein powder works the best?

That based on..: Whey protein, a milk derivative. Plant based protein powders are not as effective. Egg protein Albumin is more expensive and less palatable! ...Read more

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How much protein powder can I use in a day?

Protein requirement: Your daily protein requirement in grams is your weight in kilograms. For example, 50 gm (grams) if you weigh 50 kilos. Spend your money more wisely by buying natural or organic foods rich in protein rather than protein powder which is more expensive. ...Read more

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What is a safe protein powder for 14 y/olds?

Beef, fish, chicken: Unless there are reasons that a regular diet is not sufficient to provide nutrition to a youngster, protein powders are not needed. The appetite of a normal teen should allow the intake of adequate protein. If high protein is needed suggest eating high protein foods. The protein powders hold no special advantage to growth or health. ...Read more

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What type of protein powder should someone buy?

What type of protein powder should someone buy?

Save your money: If you follow a typical western diet, it is unlikely that you require supplemental protein. Even in those individuals who are training to support athletic training, the typical western diet provides enough protein to support your metabolic processes. ...Read more

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Will I need protein powder and recovery for p90x?

Recovery yes: I love the recovery formula and use it during my workouts. This is great stuff and helps me. If you need help I am a Beachbody coach too. dentist2@yahoo.com ...Read more

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What is your personal opinion about protein powder?

Good supplement: Safe if not in excess and no other metabolic problems such liver or kidney disease. Protein increase lean muscle, decrease fat, and increase energy as well as supports the immune system. additon 16 to 32 grams of protein a day is safe. Have baseline PE and labs with your PCP, prior to any new exercise program or supplement especially if you are over 35. ...Read more

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Could protein powder change behaviour in the people?

Could protein powder change behaviour in the people?

Not usually: If there are behavior change, see your provider for complete exam and lab workup to rule out other medical conditions. ...Read more

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How can I make a protein bar without protein powder ?

That would B anserd.: ...by Google. There R many, I'm not a cook but I kno where 2 find t e answers. Nuts 2. U will find mucho there. Not using powder may require ground up meat, egg whites or veggies. Easier 2 buy them. Good luck ...Read more

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I there is any disadvantage of having protein powder?

I there is any disadvantage of having protein powder?

No!: Unless kidney or liver disease is present. No one should ingest more than 2 grams of protein for every 2.2 lbs of weight! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: protein powder?

What is the definition or description of: protein powder?

Large molecular : 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 by further chemical bonding. ...Read more

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Please suggest me a best protein powder as I am too thin?

Please suggest me a best protein powder as I am too thin?

None: Instead of protein powder, just choose high protein foods. One can search the web for lists of high protein foods, and select the ones that have lowest sugar/starch, and little animal fat. A primary care doctor can evaluate to be sure thinness isn't due to a medical problem. ...Read more

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What protein powder should I use if i want to gain weight?

Carbs, not protein: Protein powder has too few calories to cause weight gain. You gain weight with carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to take protein powder after a core workout?

Is it appropriate to take protein powder after a core workout?

Yes: In fact, drinking a protein shake or consuming a protien rich snack 1 hour beofre your workout can also help build muscle and speed up recovery. ...Read more

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What's the difference between real protein and protein powder?

Protein=protein: It can come from foods, vegetables & meats & dairy. Powders R supplements used by people who R on a weight & strength lifting program. U need 50gms/day. Food is the best source unless on a regular exercise regimen. Then after a hard workout, whey proteins R usually used. One must B careful & don't overload on the supplement. ...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