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What are the side effects of instant protein?

Instant protein has almost no side effects. You should not take more than the recommended dose as too much protein can cause liver damage. It may also cause you to gain lean mass. If you are lactose or gluten intolerant, you can purchase instant protein in lactose-free and gluten-free varieties.
Chad Kramer
Chad Kramer on behalf of dotFIT
Fitness
Unless your doctor has diagnosed you with a condition where you need to avoid this type of protein or simply need to keep your protein level below a certain amount, there should be no harmful side effects of using instant protein (protein powder/replacement). Some people may get bloated or diarrhea when using protein supplements like instant protein and if so you can try a using more sophisticated formulas containing enzymes that can help properly digest and absorb protein. Go to the dotFIT profile page for more info: http://www.sharecare.com/group/dotfit

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