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Whey Protein

Whey protein is a protein present in whey, which is the watery part of milk left after it is curdled to make cheese. Milk is composed of two proteins - casein and whey. Whey protein contains nine essential amino acids with low lactose content. It helps in losing weight and lowers cholesterol in the body. It reduces the risk of developing cancer and heart diseases. It is necessary for athletes, bodybuilders, and people needing to gain muscle mass and strength while losing fat. Consuming high doses of whey protein causes acne, stomach pain, cramps, nausea, and headache.

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How can I gain weight without any side effects?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a  26 year old male. I would like to gain weight without any side effects. My height is 164cm and my weight is 54kg. I am a vegetarian and I do not take eggs. I am a software engineer and my work does not involve much physical movement. Please suggest me a suitable diet plan and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, It is very important to gain weight in a healthy way (i.e, gaining muscle and not fat). For this, both diet and exercise play a major role. DIET: Include a lot of protein in your diet in the form of nuts, seeds and sprouts. Protein drinks like Protinex are also helpful. Instead of 3 major mea...  Read Full »

Why do I have stomach pain after intake of whey protein?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been using whey protein from the time I started working out for the past 5 to 6 years. But recently, I developed stomach pain when I drank whey (isolate pain, specifically). The stomach pain lasts for approximately 20 to 30 minutes and gets better over time. So what could be the rea...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Consumption of whey protein is linked to stomach issues like abdominal cramping. This is because it could be irritating to the gastric mucosa. Hence they can cause cramps, or you could have associated gastritis. If this persists or worsens, I suggest you to get an upper...  Read Full »

Is Nitrous oxide pre-workout supplement bad for hypothyroidism?

Query: Dear Doctor, I have hypothyroidism. My TSH level is higher than the normal range. T3 and T4 are fine. I go to the gym regularly and like to lift heavy weights. I am taking pre-workout supplement - Nitrous Oxide. I heard that this is not good for me but I want to take some pre-workout supplement. Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to That is a very good question. You are right. The supplements which you are taking are not good for you when you have hypothyroidism. It can have adverse effects in the long run. I understand you require a pre-workout supplement for the strenuous exercise you do...  Read Full »

I take 50 g of whey protein per day. Is it safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I hope you are doing well. I wanted to ask you about the safety of taking whey proteins long-term. I have been taking whey protein (50 g per day) for the last six months and have seen great benefits due to it. However, recently a family friend who is a doctor cautioned me against using it...  Read Full »

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your query regarding a protein diet. Total protein intake for you will depend upon your goals. If you are trying to gain weight and muscle building, then protein intake of 1.6 grams per kg body weight which would be around 130 grams per day will be enough...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take either whey protein or fiber powders for tightening body muscles?

Query: Hello doctor, I need to tighten up my body. Is it advisable to take Whey protein or fiber powders? If so, suggest a good brand. If not, help me with foods that tighten the lower abdomen.  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can definitely get a more toned body. However, you need to work out four to five times a week, maybe around 40 minutes a day, and also give adequate rest to your muscles. Have high protein foods such as eggs (whites), chicken, turkey, etc. For protein supplements, ...  Read Full »

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