Whey Protein: Is It Safe To Consume?

You must have heard ‘protein shakes’ from your friends or relatives who are keenly building muscle and are on strict diet regimen. These protein shakes contain whey protein, one of the buzzword which can be associated with fitness freaks over the world. There are several people who think, whether consumption of whey protein is safe […]

You must have heard ‘protein shakes’ from your friends or relatives who are keenly building muscle and are on strict diet regimen. These protein shakes contain whey protein, one of the buzzword which can be associated with fitness freaks over the world. There are several people who think, whether consumption of whey protein is safe for them or not.

Let’s first understand what whey protein is and then decide on your own. Whey protein is a natural component of milk, i.e., derived from cow’s milk. It is a byproduct of cheese making process. It is considered to be pure form of protein due to low lactose content and has all the 9 essential amino acids. It does not contain any fat and is soluble in their native form and also are independent of the pH. It is easily digested and absorbed by the body and is the excellent source for muscle growth and repair.

Benefits of consuming whey protein:

  • Increases endurance
  • Helps in losing fat and promotes muscle growth
  • May help in reducing inflammation
  • May lower cholesterol
  • May lower blood pressure
  • Stops cravings

Consuming whey protein in severely high dosage can cause:

  • Cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Reduced appetite
  • Stomach pains

It is important that you are consuming high quality whey protein which is available through recommended international brands that are producing high quality and good tasting whey protein supplement. Don’t get confused just by seeing ‘Whey Protein’ in bold letters printed on the container, where whey protein is just a part of the protein supplement and the major part is protein from plant sources which is not that effective for muscle building. Due to low quality of protein supplement you will not get the desired results and are also at risk of side effects. Never buy from anyone, just because they are giving the supplement at discounted rates. Always buy from trustworthy whey protein supplement store.

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Radha K. Iyer is a contributing writer on Treatum Blog. When she is not writing, she can be found reading health and food blogs or experimenting with her culinary skills.

Ravi Shet is the co-writer of this article and Co-founder of Treatum, an online healthcare portal connecting patients with right doctors.

Disclaimer: The entire content of this article is for information purpose only and is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information. It is not a substitute for professional care and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem and disease.

5 comments

  1. Leena .N.Marquis

    Nice information

  2. Rajmanav

    Very Nice Information

  3. Muthusaran N

    Nice article

  4. Sudhan

    Healthy Article . Superb 👌

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