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Doctor insights on: Whey Protein And The Thyroid

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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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Lately, i was found with minor high level of thyroid.I workout and i drink whey protein shakes..So is it safe to take whey in thyroid disorder?

Lately, i was found with minor high level of thyroid.I workout and i drink whey protein shakes..So is it safe to take whey in thyroid disorder?

No iodine: The only dietary restriction for most people with mildly high thyroid levels is to avoid excess iodine, typically found in seaweed or kelp. Whey protein is derived from milk products and does not have excess iodine, so it is safe. ...Read more

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Is whey protein bad for you?

Is whey protein bad for you?

No.: It is the best prtoein for the human body. If you do not have significant kidney disease or liver disease, it is very good for you! ...Read more

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Is whey protein harmful especially while doing P90X ?

Is whey protein harmful especially while doing P90X ?

Moderation!!: Whey protein itself is not harmful, but as with most things too much of a good thing is bad. 1 gram per pound of body weight divided between your meals is the most i suggest taking and only in combination with a well rounded diet including carbs and fats from fresh veggies, fruits, fish, nuts, etc. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more