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can i use supplement protein products; I need a advise????


This is a common question, as protein supplements are extremely popular supplements for athletes. Is it not possible to make an accurate recommendation without knowing the full details of your medical history. I encourage you to make an appointment with a primary care physician to help determine if this is safe for you. In general, athletes take protein supplements in order to provide their body with additional nutrients to rebuild damaged muscle after workouts. Most nutritionists recommend that individuals obtain an adequate level of protein intake through their normal, balanced diet. It is also never appropriate to use a protein supplement instead of typical food intake. In certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease, excessively high protein intake can theoretically make the disease worse, which is why you need to discuss this supplement with a primary care physician. In addition, may supplements contain other substances beside protein. These substances are not tightly regulated by the FDA. A recent study showed that many supplements do not even contain the substance they claim to contain. Some supplements have caused cases of liver failure. Therefore, you should bring the details of the supplement you wish to take to a primary care doctor to determine if it is safe.

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