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    Protein powder and cholesterol

    i'm using optimum nutrition %100 whey protein powder.

    last week i got my blood checked and it turns out my cholesterol level was way high for my age. i checked powder's ingridients and i saw one scoop involves 30 mg cholesterol. i take 2 scoops per day 4 times a week.

    anyone had the same problem before? any suggestions on low cholesterol protein powders?

    thanks in advance.

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    Re: Protein powder and cholesterol

    There are good and bad cholesterols. You'd need to know the breakdown of those before you get worried. That said, I've managed to significantly reduce my cholesterol levels (7.2 down to 4.9) while using protein powder regularly so I highly doubt that its worth worrying about.

    Clean your diet up, increase good fats and omega 3 intakes (avocado, tuna, salmon, etc), exercise.


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    Re: Protein powder and cholesterol

    Cholestor is story made up by pharmaceuticals... without cholestelor one would be dead.


    Strength training is like pushing a button on a elevator. You only need to do the action of pushing the button once in order to gain a response. Pushing it more and more will NOT speed up the process.


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    Re: Protein powder and cholesterol

    Quote Originally Posted by cereal View Post
    Cholestor is story made up by pharmaceuticals... without cholestelor one would be dead.
    Seriously??? Your ignorance is harmful to other's health.

    Quote Originally Posted by xtacy
    i'm using optimum nutrition %100 whey protein powder.

    last week i got my blood checked and it turns out my cholesterol level was way high for my age. i checked powder's ingridients and i saw one scoop involves 30 mg cholesterol. i take 2 scoops per day 4 times a week.

    anyone had the same problem before? any suggestions on low cholesterol protein powders?

    thanks in advance.
    First thing to consider is that diet has a minimal impact on blood cholesterol - ~80% is manufactured by the body, or ~3000mg. The next thing is to consider your general bodyfat levels and family history of cholesterol. Freako is spot on about his points. Some fats do promote upregulation of blood cholesterol, but this is only in ~30% of the population who are sensitive to this. Thus lowering saturated fats and increasing "good fats" can be beneficial. The next point to consider is being fitter and healthier, basically being reasonably lean and being active can improve your normal usage and production of cholesterol.


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    Re: Protein powder and cholesterol

    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280 View Post
    Seriously??? Your ignorance is harmful to other's health.
    Says cholesterol religious guy.


    Strength training is like pushing a button on a elevator. You only need to do the action of pushing the button once in order to gain a response. Pushing it more and more will NOT speed up the process.


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    Re: Protein powder and cholesterol

    Quote Originally Posted by cereal View Post
    Says cholesterol religious guy.
    Do you play with parked cars or are you this stupid naturally?

    Cholesterol is a very well understood part of the body and diet. Scientific research has been done on this topic for decades. Read some science, it has been known to cure idiocy.


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    Re: Protein powder and cholesterol

    Its good to know, thanks for sharing. Tell me one thing.
    I recently watched a documentary on the protein powder that it can cause
    liver cancer.
    Comment??




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    Re: Protein powder and cholesterol

    Firstly cut down all oilly foods items from your daily meal list and start jumping,running,swimming all theses exercise consumed your energy and burned your extra calories.




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    Re: Protein powder and cholesterol

    A high protein diet and protein powders are not unhealthy, and a high protein diet has a lot of health benefits - protein powder is a good way to bolster your protein intake. I think the real problem with these powders is poor nutrition. A lot of these products are unbalanced and have to much sugar, artificial flavors, perservatives and a lot of other unnatural things, you don't want to eat.




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    Re: Protein powder and cholesterol

    Quote Originally Posted by El Freako View Post
    There are good and bad cholesterols. You'd need to know the breakdown of those before you get worried. That said, I've managed to significantly reduce my cholesterol levels (7.2 down to 4.9) while using protein powder regularly so I highly doubt that its worth worrying about.

    Clean your diet up, increase good fats and omega 3 intakes (avocado, tuna, salmon, etc), exercise.
    You are right that there are 2 types of cholesterol - the good and the bad. If the bad is high but the good is also high then it is like being neutralized. Maybe you have to check which kind of cholesterol is over the allowed limit. I am drinking lemon grass tea for my bad cholesterol and it is now controlled.




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    Re: Protein powder and cholesterol

    Some supplements we do take in order to enhance our health are bound to have some side effects when they are not used properly.

    Maybe the cause of your high cholesterol might be as a result of not taking the supplements as they were prescribed.




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    Re: Protein powder and cholesterol

    Well, that is very true. One has to be very particular when taking any health supplements. Generally people do not follow the guidelines that are expected to be followed while taking these supplements. People either completely don't take them regularly or they may go overboard and consume more than the stipulated quantity which may result in negative effects. One has to follow all the guidelines in order to get optimum results from these supplements.




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    Re: Protein powder and cholesterol

    Quote Originally Posted by jpk0007 View Post
    Well, that is very true. One has to be very particular when taking any health supplements. Generally people do not follow the guidelines that are expected to be followed while taking these supplements. People either completely don't take them regularly or they may go overboard and consume more than the stipulated quantity which may result in negative effects. One has to follow all the guidelines in order to get optimum results from these supplements.
    Well, to chip in another important point in what have already mentioned above, it's a very common problem especially with African or developing countries citizens to not take the proper channels when it comes to taking drugs and supplements likewise. They are so much into getting drugs over the counter and taking self medication. This is so very wrong and a serious danger to one's general health. There have been many news about some people getting hospitalized as a result of self medications and use of over the counter drugs.






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