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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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 second ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. "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). 2. Glutamine is safe and required for body build... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male with a weight of 191 lbs and a height of 5.3 feet. 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 »
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 ... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »