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WHEY PROTEIN

Whey protein is the protein contained in whey, the watery portion of milk that separates from the curds when making cheese.

As a food supplement, whey protein is used for improving athletic performance. It is an alternative to milk for people with lactose intolerance, for replacing or supplementing milk-based infant formulas, and for reversing weight loss and increasing glutathione (GSH) in people with HIV disease.

Whey protein is also used for protein allergy, asthma, high cholesterol, obesity and weight loss, preventing allergies in infants, late-stage cancer, and colon cancer.

Avoid using whey protein if you are allergic to cow’s milk.

High doses can cause some side effects such as increased bowel movements, nausea, thirst, bloating, cramps, reduced appetite, tiredness (fatigue), and headache.

Precautions

There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking whey protein if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

 

Interactions

Do not take this combination

Levodopa interacts with WHEY PROTEIN

Whey protein might decrease how much levodopa the body absorbs. By decreasing how much levodopa the body absorbs, whey protein might decrease the effectiveness of levodopa.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

For improving athletic performance: 1.2-1.5 grams/kg of whey protein in combination with strength training for 6-10 weeks.

For HIV/AIDS-related weight loss: 8.4-84 grams of whey protein per day, or 2.4 grams/kg per day in a high-calorie formula, or 42-84 grams per day in a glutamine-enriched formula.

 

Available brands:

  • Diabetasol Nutrition Powder for Diabetics
  • Friso Four (Alaska Milk Corp)
  • GNC Pro Performance Whey Protein
  • Progress Pre-School Gold
  • Promil Gold

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