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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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Can you please explain the function of whey protein and also amino acids ?

Can you please explain the function of whey protein and also amino acids ?

To...: Build or rebuild the human body. Muscle and organs, blood, etc. Primarily protein. They are in perpetual regowth and repeair. If you want to increase muscle mass, it is essential. The absolute minimum protein requirement is 50-60 grams per day in an adult. Higher for teens and athletes! ...Read more

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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 more

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Is it necessary to take a medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine)?

Is it necessary to take a medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine)?

If you have Anemia: liv 52 is more of a hematoma a. And I do not know what your conditions is. If you are healthy and able to eat healthy balanced diet then usually lots of supplements are not necessary. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine etc)?

Is it necessary to take medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine etc)?

Unnatural substances: Taking multiple substances sold as supplements or body enhancers is unnatural (eating food is natural), and such supplements are not tested for effects and side effects, compared to the testing that is required of real medications. Thus, all sorts of claims can be made by sellers and other people, but in reality nobody knows for sure what good or bad things can happen. As they say, "Buyer beware." ...Read more

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I am 18 I workout 6 times a day and I want a lean fit and athletic build.My workout is really good,I lift heavy weights and I wanted to ask should take whey protein such as nitro tech.And does it effect your body functioning and does it effect in long run

I am 18 I workout 6 times a day and I want a lean fit and athletic build.My workout is really good,I lift heavy weights and I wanted to ask should take whey protein such as nitro tech.And does it effect your body functioning and does it effect in long run

Oh, my!: That's a lot of working out! I feel certain you have crossed the line of optimal; it is not a case of more is better. You risk some injury from overuse. Protein powders/shakes are not regulated by the USDA; there is no guarantee regarding strength/purity/safety. Emphasize protein, 1 to 1 1/2 gram/pound body weight daily; continue complex carbs and healthy fats, and enough calories: 20/pound daily ...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