LifeStyleHealthThe hidden dangers of Whey Protein powder

The hidden dangers of Whey Protein powder

Protein powder is a rich protein source used mostly by physical trainers to help them build muscle and increase strength. Research has also found that specific proteins increase muscle building and strength such as whey which is widely sold and used in the market. Whey protein has antibiotic, antiviral, antihypertensive, antioxidant, hypolipidemic properties, even antitumor properties. Whey proteins regulate the growth of bones, tissues, muscles and organs in the body, so those proteins must have a balanced level in the body.

What happens when Whey proteins become available in excessive amounts in the body? Of course, our body does harm. Let us see what problems we have to face when the amount of whey proteins in the body is high?

First, let’s know what is Whey protein

What is Whey Protein?

Milk is made from two types of protein, 80% casein and 20% whey. Whey is separated from casein when making cheese. To clean the other ingredients present in the whey, the whey is first sieved, purified and then its powder is prepared. Whey is obtained from cow’s milk. Whey is processed in many forms. There are some different forms such as Whey Protein isolates, Whey Protein isolates, Whey Protein concentrates, Whey Protein Hydroslates and Hydrolyzed Proteins.

Let’s know about the side effects related to protein powder

Stomach Upset Due to Protein Powder:

Whey proteins can be harmful to the digestive process because they are found in protein lactose. People who are allergic to lactose may have digestive problems due to excess protein.

Not only this, those people who are not allergic to lactose but they have a lot of protein in their body, and they may also face digestion related problems. Try to have a balanced amount of protein in your body.

Protein increases liver problems:

The liver stores energy in the form of glucose. They force an excess amount of protein to the liver to store large amounts of fat or glucose. In this way, the functioning of the liver is affected, which increases the chances of damage to the lever.

Anyway, the liver is the centre of energy accumulation, and since those proteins affect the balance of fats, carbohydrates, etc., the liver has to face a lot of problems.

If you already have a liver problem and are taking medicines, then you should make sure that the amount of protein in your body is not high.

Those proteins inhibit the effect of medication taken to prevent liver problems, which makes the liver unable to recover correctly.

Isolated fructose present in protein powders is harmful:

Most protein powders are added sweet to make them more palatable. Always check which type of sugar or sweetener is used in your protein powder. Sugar alcohols such as maltitol and sorbitol as well as isolated fructose can cause stomach problems. Excessive consumption of sorbitol is known to cause a laxative effect and may cause diarrhoea. Regularly consuming too much sweet protein powder can upset the balance of the intestines, which can also affect your immunity. Therefore you can also add honey to increase the sugar-free protein powder taste.

Protein powders combine toxic products:

In the case of liver damage, health professionals are advised to take protein. But with a damaged liver, the protein in the body is not processed properly. This means that harmful toxic waste products can build up in your body. Therefore, whether or not you want to consume protein powder in a limited manner will depend on your medical history and consult your doctor for the best decision.

 Protein powders contain heavy metals:

Toxic heavy metals were detected in all varieties of protein powders by examining samples of various brand protein powders. These heavy metals included lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium. All these can cause many side effects, including constipation, fatigue, muscle and joint pain as well as headaches. The amount of these potentially toxic metals is, however, not ideal. Therefore, the consumption of this type of protein powder can be fatal for you.

Type 1 diabetes:

Some research suggests that milk proteins may contribute to type 1 diabetes. Also, because these powders contain saturated fat and cholesterol, they may also be associated with an increased risk of heart disease. In this context, further research is needed before using or protecting these powders. But considering the composition of the powder and the possible issues with fat and milk protein, consult your doctor before consuming in danger of any disease conditions mentioned.

Protein increases the chances of heart diseases:

If we consume an excessive amount of protein, then the chances of heart diseases increase. Those proteins increase the amount of fat in the body.

It also promotes the rate of absorption of carbohydrates by cells. Increased carbohydrates begin to freeze in the arteries and veins in the form of fat. In this way, the chances of blocking the artery increases.

Promotes body swelling:

If they become high in protein, then the chances of swelling increase, they cause inflammation in the throat and mouth due to protein. Although there is no pain in the mouth and throat, it still suffers a lot.

Weight gain:

They tend to increase protein weight rapidly. This happens because those proteins affect our digestion process. It disturbs the balance of sugar, fat and carbohydrates in the body, which causes the body fat.

Apart from this, those proteins cause inflammation in the body due to which the weight of the person is seen to be quite high.

Feeling tired and weak:

If our digestive process is negatively affected, then it affects the whole body.

Those proteins affect the digestion process, due to which the person not only has problems with gas, acidity etc. but also often experiences fatigue and weakness.

Whey protein does not allow the food to be digested properly, which causes heaviness in the stomach and lowers blood pressure.

Whey proteins increase the problem of kidney stones:

It is important for people who have kidney stones to have a balanced amount of protein in their body.

If they have a lot of protein in their body and despite this, they take such a diet which has enough protein in them, then there is a lot of difficulty in kidney stones.

Apart from this, those proteins also increase the chances of the birth of stones in the kidneys, so those proteins must remain in balanced amounts in the body.

Apart from kidney stones, those proteins give rise to many more problems related to the kidneys. Infections in the urinal tract may occur when they are high in protein. In such a situation, the person has to face a lot of problems in passing urine.

If you have any kidney-related problem, do not ignore it at all and see a doctor immediately.

Blood acidity problem:

Those high amounts of protein increase acidity in the blood. Those proteins make the PH value of blood unbalanced. This is why those proteins also give rise to kidney problems.

In this way, we have seen how the excessive amount of those proteins can harm us. We should only use those proteins in a certain amount.

Although excessive amounts of those proteins harm us, you do not understand the meaning that we do not have to take whey proteins at all!

It is essential to have a balanced but not excessive amount of protein in our body. If you want to confirm whether or not they are abundant in your body then from time to time, your liver, kidneys and lungs Keep checking for.

Keep in mind that this protein will only benefit when it is taken in the right amount. Otherwise, it may be a loss instead of a benefit. Hopefully, this article will prove beneficial to you.

Mitali Saikia
Mitali Saikia
Mitali s a social worker and writer. She's the aim of educating people about various aspects of nutrition and ensuring healthy eating habits.

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