Good or bad, protein supplements are here to stay. Find out the side effects of protein supplements to stay aware.
I am Mr. Whey, a mixture of various proteins. My mother, milk, has two major proteins -casein (80%) and I (20%). When my mother is transformed into cheese, I am produced from the liquid portion that gets separated. I have a remarkable range of essential amino acids that are absorbed easily by the human body. I am popularly consumed by the athletes and bodybuilders, as I help them to increase their strength, gain muscle mass and lose considerable amounts of body fat. I dont have a great taste, but Im available in different flavours in the market.
Moreover, I am not alone in the fitness and athletic industry; my potential competitors are soy, hemp, and pea powder supplements which are suitable for individuals who are allergic to dairy products.
What are my benefits?
I am mixed with water, and some extra ingredients to make protein shakes. Proteins are building blocks of the human body, which build muscles, make hormones and enzymes, and repair the damaged tissue. We, the protein supplements, are needed for the individuals who cannot meet the protein requirement through diet; this includes people with conditions such as protein deficiency or athletes and bodybuilders. Fitness-enthusiasts mostly consumed us to improve their muscle mass.
I can be good or bad. You must decide.
It isnt so easy to gain all my benefits. The most important point to note before including me in your daily routine is that the more supplements you consume, the more you should exercise. Thus, most of my benefits are availed by regular gym-goers. Some people drink my shakes on a regular basis. But little do they know, that I come with some minor and some life-threatening side effects.
The following are some of my side effects, if not consumed properly:
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Natural protein sources:
There are always have natural sources to the artificially manufactured supplements, like me. So, opt for the natural protein-rich foods to avoid the possible side effects and to gain more benefits; these include my mother (milk), eggs, almonds, oats, cottage cheese, chicken breast, Greek yogurt, broccoli, tuna, quinoa, lentils, pumpkin seeds, fish, brussels sprouts, peanuts, etc.
I may help you gain muscle mass in a short time and provide other health benefits, but these must be availed at a cost. So, it is always advised to consume proteins through diet and stay healthy.
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Article by CallHealth Wellness Team