Protein Powder

Protein powder, a nutritional supplement, is commonly used by people to tone their muscles, and it also aids in weight loss. Protein is essential to build muscles, repair tissues, and to produce hormones and enzymes. Various plant-based and dairy-based protein powders are available commercially.

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After working out, is it safe to have protein shake?

Query: Hi doctor, I started gym a few days ago. Can I take protein shake (whey protein) after my workout? Is it safe? I do not have any known food allergies. I have attached my anthropometry chart with BMI. I heard that protein will make the person unhealthy after stopping it. Is it true? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I must say that as per your height and weight your BMI (body mass index) is fine. Now you should start taking good quality foods enriched with protein. Once you are taking whey protein, it is like one-sided food. As you need more energy to do a workout, it...  Read Full »

Can someone please explain to me the concept of dietary protein supplement?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male and have been working out in a gym for the last four months. I am a vegetarian, and to get the proper amount of protein, I have purely depended on soya chunks and paneer. Many of my gym mates have been suggesting I take supplements in the form of protein powders...  Read Full »


Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Soya chunks are not as good as you think, so better you soak sprouts and cook soybeans and have them. You can do this to green gram also. So yes, supplements should be taken very wisely among all whey protein powder is better to be taken. Other sources are nuts, pulses, ...  Read Full »

Can I take protein powder, fruits, and vegetables instead of food to gain muscles and lose fat?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old male with a weight of 87 kilograms and a height of 162 cms. I want to gain muscles but lose fat.Can I take protein powder alone as a substitute for food along with fruits and veggies salad for weight loss? Which protein powder do you suggest to me?  Read Full »


Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not a good idea to replace your food with protein drinks. You will be somehow able to lose weight, but it will not be sustainable as you cannot do it forever. So choose a way of balanced nutrition in combination with the workout. The result may be slow, but it wi...  Read Full »

What medicines can help in gaining weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22 year old male, and I am very thin. So, I want to gain weight. Is there any medicine that I can take to gain weight? If yes, then please tell me the name.  Read Full »


Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you get the following tests done. Thyroid level. Stress level. Bone density. Worm test.  Daily exercise with proper diet will help you gain weight with fitness. Eat every two hours. You have to eat high-protein foods. I have given you a diet chart. I have als...  Read Full »

What is the reason to have a protein shake after doing a workout?

Query: Hi doctor, So often, we do things that we know to be healthy but are not aware of the reason. I am looking at the specific items such as drinking protein shakes after a workout, doing 10 to 12 repetitions in strength training, stretching before a run, avoiding food before a workout and eating the ra...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, very often we follow the necessary safe and healthy things that should be observed in our day-to-day life, but many people are not aware of the reason of these lifestyle changes. They simply know that it is good to follow but are not aware of the reason to follow. Ma...  Read Full »

What foods to eat to gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male. My height is 5'11" and weight is 58.5 kg. I would like to gain body weight. I am have a problem of pimples with pus on face for the past four years. I had never taken any artificial mass gainer or protein. I am a pure vegetarian. My lipid profile result is as f...  Read Full »


Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I can advise you to take more fiber rich foods so that bowels stay clear without any constipation. Plenty of vegetables like gourds and more of mix vegetables. Two to four types of fruits mainly banana, guava and berries. You have oily skin so a...  Read Full »

Can muscle recovery be adversely affected by protein powder?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to perform cardio exercise for around 30 to 40 minutes and weight exercise (strength training) between 20 to 30 minutes daily. I have been using one natural protein product. My wish is to lose fat. I am confused whether, I should replace my natural protein product with the secon...  Read Full »


Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. "L" is the structural name; in fact Lysine and L-Lysine are the same. Not only in Lysine, it gives the same meaning in all amino acids mentioned on the product package (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Glutamine is safe and required for body building. You...  Read Full »

Please provide a diet plan for NAFLD

Query: Hi doctor, Before three months, I was diagnosed to have NAFLD (Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease). I have lost my weight from 62 to 53 within about three months by way of morning walk for about 1 hour and yoga and pranayama for another 80 minutes and by taking low fat diet and less calories. As a r...  Read Full »


Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I advise to go with very low fat, high carbohydrate enriched with high quality protein. Add more animal protein like chicken stew, egg boils two pieces, 100 g rohu or catla fish every day at lunch as well as dinner. Add good quality of dairy li...  Read Full »

Can I take Theanine capsules to reduce anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I have stress related problems as I have had very painful feet since I was a teenager. I have tried chiropractic, orthotics, acupuncture, reiki, cranial sacral therapy and all kinds of natural pain relievers, but nothing worked. I occasionally take Advil to reduce the pain. I have been ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. L-Theanine is the naturally derived amino acids, which is involved in glutamate transmission and thus helpful in reducing anxiety.  There are a few studies which show that L-Theanine reduces the glutamate transmission. So, there is conflicting evidence. But, clinical s...  Read Full »

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