Protein Powder Side Effects

Are protein powders safe? What are the side effects of protein powders? Read on to visually learn the side effects  represented in an infographic.
There are four main types of protein in powders and shakes – whey, casein, soy and/or rice. Protein powders are commonly used by athletes who require nourishment right after their workouts, says Jose Antonio, chief executive officer and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). However,If you exercise regularly, you may need a little more protein may be in form of this powder

Are they safe?
According to Elise Mische, a registered dietitian and health coach at Saint Mary ‘s Center for Health & Fitness. Real, whole foods contain the best sources of dietary protein in their most bioavailable forms. Relying on other types of such in form of powder or shakes may limit our intake of vitamins and minerals from natural food sources.”

Protein Powder Side Effects Infographic

Below is an infogragraphic illustrating the side effects or health risks of protein powders

Protein powder side effects

 However, according to bodybuilding.com these supplements are beneficial. Why? Protein is used for the production of muscles, hormones, enzymes, cellular messengers, nucleic acids, and immune-system components. With insufficient protein,your body will neither put together the structures that make up every cell, tissue, and organ, nor will it generate the biochemical substances needed for cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, growth, and healing. Without enough amount of protein your muscles would not heal up as quickly and could therefore lead to overtraining your muscle which could lead to injury.
According to Men’s Health, here are more benefits for and reasons to take powder(whey) protein.
  • They reduce your hunger.
  • Help increase fat free mass and muscle strength.
  • They you to lose weight and preserve muscle.
  • Studies have established that Protein powder can improve your immune system.
  • Help in coping with stress.
  • Can aid fighting cancer.

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