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Going to gym. Is it safe to take whey protein occasionally?

Mar 2016
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I'm going to gym... can I take whey protein... I'm planning to take whey protein occasionally... does it have any side effects...?
Posted Fri, 18 Oct 2013 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Take whey protein for short term purpose.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us.

Whey protein is collection of globular proteins isolated from whey and made from cow's milk. It is a good nutrition supplement for individuals who undergo regular physical exercise. It is also helpful for overall muscle growth by increasing lean body mass and strength & stamina of your body. It gives protection from heart disease, cancer, diabetes etc.

Whey is an abundant source of branched-chain amino acids with cysteine. You can take this after gym to charge your energy level. However, it is better to take it occasionally and not to be continued for long term for good health.

Some adverse effects are seen when individuals use it for long term purpose like gas, bloating, cramps, tiredness, weakness, fatigue, headaches, and irritability. It is associated with lactose intolerance and may cause above things. For better result, you should take small amount regularly following exercise or gym over.

Hope, above said information is sufficient & very much helpful. Let me know, if you need any clarification.

Wish your good health and take care yourself.

Dr Soumen

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