Whey protein is composed of 9 essential amino acids. It has low lactose content. Whey protein powder helps to add an increased amount of protein to the daily diet. It is quickly absorbed and utilized efficiently by the body. The athletes and bodybuilders need to take whey protein powder in their diet. Taking whey protein powder helps in weight loss and lowers cholesterol. Nausea and headache are some side effects seen after taking whey protein powder.
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Could my symptoms relate to protein toxicity from protein shakes?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a protein shake for three weeks, around five scoops a day. Since then I get a pulsation in my buttocks and legs. This also causes dizziness most of the time. If I eat too much this problem gets worse. Drinking a lot of water helps but it is not sorting out the problem. I was advised... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your question I feel that you are really worried about the ill effects of protein shake. Let me assure you that a protein shake is perfectly safe even if you have taken in large quantities as mentioned. The fact that even after three weeks it has no... Read Full »
I am a vegetarian. I would like to gain weight without any side effects. Please help.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. WHEY PROTE... Read Full »
Can Nutrigain powder be used to gain weight and build muscles?
Query: Hi Doctor, I am a 23 year old guy. My height is 165 cm and weight is 56 kg. I want to gain weight and build muscles too. Even though, I did some exercise and taking healthy foods, it makes my muscles to be tight but it doesn't show up any sign of enlarging or building up. I heard about an Ayurved... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, About Nutrigain: Nutrigain is an ayurvedic supplement which is manufactured and distributed by ayurwin pharmacy. The chief ingredients present in this preparation are Ashwagandha and Shatavari. Research works have claimed that both these are very much helpful in gaining weight. The pr... Read Full »
I am 16. Can I consume whey protein?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a boy of 16 years, height 5' 11'' and weight 78 kg. I was wondering if I could consume whey protein. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Whey protein helps in fat loss and improves muscle mass. So, if you are interested in building muscles with exercise, then after the workout, that powder can be taken. Diet sprouts and other protein-rich foods can also be taken. For more information consult a nutri... Read Full »