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  • Any risk taking 30 grams of protein powder daily?

    Do you have a query regarding protein powder consumption? Looking out for detailed infomation about how much to take and its side effects etc.? No worries, our experts shall provide you advice on this page.

    Has anyone said anything about health issues due to taking protein powder? Will it cause any kidney damage?
    How much protein powder can we take daily without any effect?
    How many grams taking of protein powder is safe in daily consumption?
    Which are best brands of protein powder makers in India?
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  • We should take a balanced food diet everyday to keep ourselves healthy and fit. Everything is essential for our body like carbohydrate, protein, vitamins, minerals etc but they are to be taken in correct proportion. It is believed that the normal Indian food which comprises of rice, wheat, pulses, vegetables, milk, fruits, ghee etc is sufficient to provide a balanced diet to us. Sometimes a person may have deficiency of some component in the food and he may get some ailment and to avoid that one has to take a balanced diet.

    If there is a medical problem then one must first meet a doctor and if required go for medical tests from which the doctor will infer the ailment and will advise the medicines and supplements. One of such supplements is protein and only after the advice of the doctor and opinion of the dietician it is to be taken on a regular basis. The reason is that excess of these components is also harmful for health in the same way as does their deficiency.

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  • Anything excess is not good for health. Proteins are good for health. No doubt. But if a person consumes a high quantity of proteins that may lead to many health problems. High protein may cause health problems like weight gain, bad breath, constipation, kidney problem, dehydration etc.
    How much protein one can consume? This is not a universal figure. The requirement depends on various factors like age of the individual, gender of the individual, the activity a person undertakes daily, the general health condition of the individual, weight of the person and others. So to say whether 30 grams per day is sufficient or not one should have the details regarding the above matters. But many experts as a thumb rule says a maximum of 2 grams of protein per kg of body weight per day over a long time is good for us. Now you can calculate the require, ent based on your weight. If you are 50 kg, you can take a maximum of 100 grams a day including all types of proteins. But I feel it is better to take the opinion of a dietitian or doctor by talking to him and giving all the details.
    Instead of taking protein powder separately, it is better to consume foods which are having high proteins. Whole grains, nuts, eggs, mushrooms, etc are high protein foods.
    The following are some good brands available in India
    1. Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard
    2. BSN Syntha 6
    3. Dymatize Elite Whey
    4. Gaspari Nutrition Isofusion
    5. Cellucor COR-Performance Whey

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  • Though protein nourishes the cells of the body and helps the entire body fit if we consume the balanced diet including carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals etc. Hence we should not forget to include protein to keep our fit. We need to have the minimum support of this constituent for keeping our energy level to work in the optimum level.
    However, excess consumption of the same may give rise to the following health issues -
    1) Excess of the protein cannot be filtered completely through our urinary system and this may cause creatinine level to rise beyond 1.3 which is the maximum level for the males.
    2) Liver has to work hard for its digestion and hence the digestion process continues longer to digest the same. Hence it may cause constipation.
    3) Since excess consumption of protein affects the entire metabolism and hence the excess protein intake may cause weight gain.
    4) It has been established that animal protein if taken in excess quantity may cause to aggravate the body cells and hence there is the chance of onset of cancer. It is prevailing in the foreign countries where their intake of animal protein is substantially higher.
    The best protein intake would be the inclusion of natural products such as eggs, milk, nuts, mushrooms etc. These products readily absorb inside our system helping in maintaining the energy level. As a general rule, we need to take roughly 2 gm of protein per kg of our body weight. By going through this calculation, a man weighing 60 kg weight should take 120 gm of protein. However, the same varies depending upon age factors( for the adolescent and younger people consumption should be somewhat higher to add bone mass but it's consumption drops for the aged people), the condition of the body such as suffering some diseases- kidney disorders, high blood pressure etc. it would be better to refer to a dietician to assess your need.
    Best Brand of Protein Powder available in India-
    1) Oziva Protein
    2) Nutrova Peanut
    3) Isolate Whey Protein
    4) Protinex Powder
    5) BSN Syntha 6

  • If you take protein powder with the advice of a doctor, it will be very good. Because doctors give protein powder to increase growth. Now before taking protein powder, take the advice of the doctor once. Take a healthy diet to reduce distraction. You should include milk, curd, paneer, lassi, soya bean, pulses, etc. in your diet. Eat fiber-rich food, include green potted vegetables in your diet.

    Protein is very important for our muscles and especially for those who do the gym. It helps in meeting the protein needs of our body. But its intake in a certain amount is beneficial for our body, but its high quantity can be very harmful to our health. Protein is very well known for developing muscles. Those who work out include protein powder in their diet. Protein powder helps in quick muscle growth.

    Consuming high amounts of protein powder can be very harmful to our health. Excess intake of this can cause damage to the kidneys and liver as a high amount of protein, produces urea. So consumed in large quantities for a long time, can be the risk of kidney disorders increases. A protein diet can make your body dehydrate.

  • To understand the requirement of protein by an individual we have to first understand that we already get some protein from the food we consume and if there is some shortcoming then only our doctor will advise us some protein to be taken as a supplement from outside. This is one important point as taking protein just like that will not help in a constructive way. Protein is one of the most important ingredient in our diets and is basically a super nutrient for our body. They are the main building blocks of our body and are used to make muscles, tendons, organs, skin, enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and various other molecules that do important functions in our bodies.

    As per the recommendations of many nutritional organisations the total daily protein requirement of a person varies in the band of 45 to 55 grams per day depending on the gender and the nature of working and whether it is active or sedentary life. If someone is already getting 35-40 grams from the food one intakes then he need to take only 10-15 grams from outside. For calculating the exact requirement of protein there are precise medical calculation where the amount of protein is calculated using the body weight. The thumb rule in this matter is to calculate the protein requirement using the formula 0.8 gram per Kg of body weight.

    Those people who are consuming animal products like meat, fish, eggs, or dairy items on a regular basis, get enough protein from their food. At the same time those who are vegetarians or vegan for them it is a challenge to get so much of protein daily from their food and they might have to go for external protein supplements.

    Various protein posers are available in our country for supplementing protein from the other than the food sources. Some of these brands are Dymatize Nutrition Elite Whey Protein Powder, BSN SYNTHA-6 Whey Protein Powder, MuscleBlaze Raw Whey Protein, Optimum Nutrition(ON) 100% Whey Gold Standard, MuscleBlaze Raw Whey Protein, AS-IT-IS Nutrition Whey Protein Concentrate 80%, Isopure Low Carb Whey Protein, and MuscleTech Nitrotech Performance Series.

    Taking protein from outside other than the food is a matter which is to be thoroughly discussed with the doctor and advice of a nutritionalist is also required so that a correct quantity is taken for keeping the body in a healthy and balanced state.

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