How old when I should start drinking protein shakes?

Any age. These are helpful for bodybuilding; you may decide you prefer lean chicken or fish instead. More than 1 gram of protein per day per pound that you actually weigh won't do you additional good even when you're putting muscle on. Stay away from steroids and I hope your healthy lifestyle will be something you stick with for a lifetime.

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My son is 14 years old. He weighs 115lbs. He has been working out and wants to drink protein shakes. Is this safe for him? If so, what amount?

100g of protein per . No benefits accrue beyond 2g per 2.2lbs of body weight, even in professional athletes. No harm if more is ingested, but protein nutritional supplements are expensive. I cannot give a better answer without knowing his weight and height! Read more...
Yes . Though there isn't much reliable research on whey (protein) powder in kids, it is generally accepted as safe. Because of this though, a proper daily amount is difficult to judge. Instead, i usually recommend using one's diet to add protein to the body: milk, lean meats, eggs, and peanut butter are good sources. Kudos for encouraging exercise! Read more...
No. I disagree with my collegues.As pointed out, there is no evidence of any benefit and altho rare, there can be serious side effects such as heart trouble, hypertension, kidney problems, and strokes.And these do occur! why take a chance. Read more...

Is it dangerous for 14 years olds to drink protein shakes?

Ok. It is ok to drink protein shakes as a part of a well rounded diet. Many are high in sugar so be careful for sugar content. Also do not rely on shakes as meal replacements, they should only supplement a well rounded diet. Read more...

Protein shakes for a 15 year old, is it okay for him to drink 2 a week?

Sure. Be sure they're mixed up by someone reputable -- strange things have been discovered at some gyms. Best wishes. Read more...
Sure! Sounds like he is wanting to build some lean muscle as is typical for teenage boys, keep an eye on his total protein intake which should not be more than 1.4 mg/k/day. 0.8 to 1 mg/kg/day is adequate protein intake. Good luck! Great to see your teen interested in nutrition! Read more...

My 16 year old son is drinking gainer protein shakes after lifting. Bilirubin level 3.8. Could this be related?

Could be. Yes it could be related. I could also be that his is taking something else, that you are not aware of, which could be a greater prob. Another possibility is that there is another medical/liver issue going on. Stop any potential problematic agents and recheck the blood test in a month. If still high, he'll need further studies: blood tests & at least an ultrasound of his liver and gall bladder. Read more...
Hard to say. It's possible but most pure protein shakes are fairly safe. Did he have a normal bilirubin before he started the shakes? any symptoms? any other lab abnormalities? all questions that should be discussed with his doctor. Probably a good idea to stop the protein shakes and recheck the bilirubin. Read more...
The trouble with. Taking dietary supplements they're not regulated, many come from China and you're not sure what's really in them. I would stop taking and get checked out. Read more...

I know someone how is 14 years old. She is 5 feet 9inches and weights 240 lb. She wants to know uf it is okay for her to drink protein shakes?

Why? Why does she want to? If she is planning to start a weight loss program, then she should see her doctor for nutritional advice and guidance. Protein shakes alone aren't adequate nutrition for weight loss. Please advise her to see her doctor. Be well. Read more...
Protein shakes. Yes, of course it is, as long as these shakes are very low calorie shakes. She must avoid sugar, saturated fats, breads, pasta and she must exercise. Her breakfast should be only protein and she should exercise in the morning. Lunch should include fish or egg and only a fruit and veg. She must exercise 4 times per day. Read more...

My parents are 78 and 83 years old can they drink protein shakes?

Unsure. It should not cause a problem unless they have kidney issues or something else. Would need to know more about their health before could answer more. Read more...

Is it ok for my 14-yr-old son to drink whey protein shakes in addition to healthy diet to help build muscle. He does mostly body weight workouts?

Yes, whey is safe. However, you may want to look at the other ingredients to make sure there is not excessive amounts of sodium, sugar or caffeine in the product he is taking. Read more...