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Side effects of Whey Protein

There have been several articles as of late which highlight the negative side effects of whey protein. As we all know, whey protein is one of the most popular supplements out there along with mass protein. So in this article, we would like to illuminate you on what could potentially be causing those said “side effects.”

  • Digestive issues

Bloating, gas, stomach cramps and diarrhea are the common digestive problems associated with whey protein. But actually these side effects relate to lactose intolerance.  If you are having this problem, you may want to try switching to whey protein isolate.

  • Allergic to Whey Protein

Whey protein comes from cow’s milk, and some people may have some problems with it.  So the way to overcome is to try a non–dairy protein powder, such as soy, pea, egg, rice or hemp.

  • Kidney damage

There is no evidence that whey protein can lead to kidney damage. Most studies regarding whey protein conclude that there are no side effects whatsoever to healthy people. But if you have a pre-existing kidney condition, you should check with the doctor before taking any whey protein product.

  • Liver damage

Again, whey protein can’t cause liver damage to healthy people. In fact, the liver itself need protein to recover and turn fats to lipoproteins. Plus whey protein helps to reduce liver fats and reduce blood triglycerides. But if you do have a liver-related medical condition, check with the doctor first.

In conclusion, there is no evidence to suggest that whey protein causes harm to your body unless you have any pre-existing medical problems. Seek doctor’s advise before taking any supplements to ensure that you are healthy or fit enough to take it.

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