Are protein powders beneficial for you?

Are protein powders, pre-workout drinks, and other supplements like these beneficial for you? For the average person who may or may not lift weights, protein powders are not beneficial and costly. Same for pre-workout drinks. Drink 1 cup of water before you work out and drink at least 1 cup of water during workouts in hot,...

Can a person consume too much protein in a day?

Can a person consume too much protein in a day? What would happen if a person did consume too much? Yes, a person can eat too much protein in a day. Protein, when eaten, is digested then absorbed as amino acids. Amino acids are normally used to build protein structures in the body such as...

Should protein supplements be recommended to high school athletes that lift weights?

I’m a high school wrestling coach. From a clinical viewpoint should protein supplements (such a whey) be recommended to high school athletes that are lifting weights and trying to get stronger? I want them to get the most out of their time and effort, but also do not want to encourage something that a dietitian...

Your information regarding protein requirements for weight training is being debated.

I just wanted to let you know that your information regarding protein requirements for weight training is being debated on the newsgroups called misc.fitness.weights. The title of the debate is "MetRx Protein Debate". I'm speaking of your protein topic. I'm hoping that you will join the discussion and contribute with some empirical data, as most...

Is there any medical research to back recommendation to take whey protein?

I saw a patient who is taking whey as a powder in shakes and creatine, and another amino acid supplement to define his muscle. These supplements are very expensive as you know. I discourage him from doing this, but I wondered if there was any medical research or articles of any kind to back...

When I enter 35% for my protein intake in your calculator, I get an error message that 35% is too high.

When I enter 35% for my protein intake in your Healthy Body Calculator®, I get an error message that 35% is too high. I am a weightlifter and this is not 'unreasonable'. Please fix this or find a way to enter whatever values we would like. I like your page and would like to...

I don’t know how to tell what amino acids I get from what I eat.

I exercise frequently, so I try to eat a diet rich in amino acids. Unfortunately, I don't really know how to tell what amino acids (or how much of them) I get from what I eat. Since food labels don't give us this information, is there another way to find out? First, you need to...

Some references say that diets rich in animal proteins promote excessive elimination of calcium in the urine.

Some references are saying that diets rich in animal proteins stimulate the release of parathyroid hormone and promote excessive elimination of calcium in the urine, which encourages bone resorption." One reference indicated that the federal government, intending to be on the safe side, established its minimum Recommended Dietary Allowances for protein at twice the value...

Do I need to compliment milk and egg to make a complete protein?

I've read the Q and A on milk, eggs, and protein and still have a question. First is milk protein a complete protein? Do I need to compliment milk protein and egg whites to make a complete protein? Is the powdered egg white considered "raw" and therefore a problem with biotin? I can't seem to find my...

To suggest that a male weightlifter needs only 63 grams of protein per day reminds me of my high school football days.

Your attempts to give sound advice on sports nutrition are appreciated. However, it seems inappropriate that you give advice on matters, which are obviously outside the realm of your experience and expertise. To suggest that a male weightlifter needs only "63 grams of protein" per day reminds me of my high school football days...

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