Vegetarian or vegan diet
If you are a vegetarian or vegan, do not choose a milk-based protein shake (whey, milk protein, etc.). Instead, use 100% vegetable protein such as soy, peas, and hemp.
Those with diabetes should choose a sugar-free protein shake (do not choose sugar-containing protein powder). It’s also best to look for a shake that is low in carbs (5-15 grams per serving).
Kidney disease problems
People with kidney disease can’t tolerate excess proteins at once. Stick to powders with low protein content (10-15 grams per serving).
Possible Side Effects
Protein powder as a dietary supplement is generally safe to use. But with the many benefits of whey protein comes a few risks.
People with milk allergies or lactose intolerance can experience discomfort when using whey protein powder.
Whey protein also contains many additional sugars and calories, with some containing as high as 23 grams per tablespoon. This may cause weight gain and an unhealthy rise in blood sugar.
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