Is it alright for a 16 year old boy to take whey protein?

What is whey protein? Is it safe ?

Age dosent matter , as whey is also present in baby food,it's the quantity that needs to be considered as per individual needs.

Whey protein is produced from milk. The manufacturing process removes most fat and milk sugars (carbohydrates) and leaves you with a convenient powder which is packed with protein and amino acids, making it very easy to add extra daily protein to your active and sporty lifestyle. Within the whey protein category there are different types of whey protein.

Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)

The amount of protein in whey protein concentrate can vary between 25-89%.

Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)

WPI is the purest form of whey protein available and contains between 90-95% protein. It is a good protein source for individuals with lactose intolerance as it contains little or no lactose. WPIs are also very low in fat. The cost of a WPI will be slightly higher than WPC due to the purity and higher protein content.

Hydrolyzed Whey Protein

The long protein chains in the whey protein have been broken down into shorter chains called peptides. This makes the whey protein more easily absorbed by the body and may reduce the potential for allergic reactions. Hydrolyzed whey protein is often used in infant formulas and sports and medical nutrition products. Hydrolysis does not reduce the nutritional quality of the whey protein.

Is it safe?

Yes , make sure you buy it from a proper source.

Protein buying guide?

Content

Budget

Source

Brand value

How much is good for you ?

RDA recommends 0.8/gm body weight

Rest depends on your intensity of workout and training and diet

It may go as high as 4gm per kg body weight with no problems at all but yes measuring all other factors.

Is it important to be included in your diet?

No, if you can fulfill your protein needs with Class A protein sources that you may skip it

Class A - Veg- Paneer, tofu, cheese, curd, milk

Class A - non veg - Animal meat, fish

-Nutan Khimasiya

Fitness Nutrition Coach

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