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Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not alone

...But it will improve your nutritional intake of protein.
Watch your calories.

In brief: Probably not alone

...But it will improve your nutritional intake of protein.
Watch your calories.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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