Q. Can I take protein powder to gain weight?

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Dr. Alka
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Hello doctor,

I am 18 years old, weight is 55 kg, height is 5'11". I have a problem in gaining weight. The checkup shows that all things are normal. I am eating regularly. Kindly explain the problem in detail and tell whether taking protein powder has any side effect or not.

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Dr. Alka

BACHELOR OF AYURVEDIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY(B.A.M.S)., MASTERS IN HEALTHCARE SERVICES
Ayurveda Specialist

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I just read your query. See gaining weight depends on metabolism, genes, and activity, etc. Metabolism of every person varies depending on thyroid gland functioning. Genes mean that if your parents are skinny then there are chances that you will be lean. Physical activity also determines weight gain. Without any indication, protein powder intake is not good. It may lead to health issues. Bodybuilders take it but they take it under the supervision and it is required in them. So I advise you to visit a nearby physician and ask for the supplies according to your requirement.

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