Whey Protein Powder Dosage

Whey Protein Powder Dosage
How Much Whey Should You Be Consuming?

The answer to this question really depends on a lot of things you need to determine on an individual basis:

So you are really the one, in conjunction with your health care practitioner, who needs to determine how much whey protein powder you should consume each day, but we wanted to give you a little information so you have some guidelines.  You can actually consume too much protein, so you do need to be careful to not eat too much whey, that can actually be bad for your kidneys.

Protein Requirements

The recommended daily amount of protein (RDA) is .8 grams per kilogram of body weight.  That’s approximately .36 grams per pound of body weight.  So, for example, someone who weight 150 lbs need about 54 grams of protein per day. 

Because protein is used for building and repairing muscles and tissues, anyone whose body is doing more of this building and/or repairing will naturally need higher requirements of protein, even as much as .9 grams per pound of body weight.  That would be 135 grams of protein for a 150 lb person.

Protein Dosage if Deficient

If you have protein deficiency symptoms, or issues that may be helped by the amino acids in the whey protein powder, such as heart or cardiovascular issues, diabetes, weight issues, depression or anxiety, cancer, etc. you might want to consider a higher dosage than the .36 grams.

Whey Protein Powder:  Typical Serving

A typical serving of whey protein powder has 15 grams of protein, so eating a serving or two would not generally be too much, depending on what other protein is in your diet, how much exercise you get, etc. (see above).

If in any doubt, please ask your health care practitioner, especially if you are taking other supplements and/or prescription medicines or are being treated for a specific disease.

NOTE:  We do not recommend that you make whey protein powder your sole source of protein in the diet.  Like many foods or natural supplements, it may have its place in a healthy diet, but eating from a variety of protein sources is likely to be more beneficial.

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