Protein is one of the most essential macro-nutrient that makes up our diet. It is more than necessary to help build muscles, repair and recover exercising muscle fibers, maintain healthy hair and skin, build DNA and RNA and what not! But the main cause of its use by fitness enthusiasts is for the simple reason of fat reduction and weight maintenance.
So, when you do go for a protein supplement, how do you know which one is not going to give you side effects?
As far as consumption of protein supplements is concerned, most people who have not had a good experience in terms of digestion will presume the idea that protein shakes come with side effects and should be avoided. But on the contrary, if you understand how protein shakes work, they are rather harmless and more beneficial.
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The only “side effects” that protein shakes can lead to are something as harmless as:
- Bloating/ gas
- Stomach cramps
However, these are only temporary changes you will notice and only on 2 occasions, i.e., either you are intolerant to lactose in whey concentrates or if you take protein powder in excess. Once you swap whey concentrate with isolate or reduce the quantity of whey that you take, you will notice all of the above symptoms fade away.
However, there will be several products with numerous claims and benefits but paying close attention to the details in the nutrition facts label that will help you understand the product better.
Not all products are as healthy as they claim to be. While some products might actually be containing healthy ingredients, some will contain filler ingredients just to make the product more tasteful and to add to its texture.
Here’s a list of things that you need to check out and how OZiva’s Protein & Herbs meets the needs:
- Source of protein: It is very important to understand the source of protein in your supplement. Having Whey as its primary source at 28 gm. per serving makes Protein & Herbs a good choice since whey is a complete protein, is rapidly absorbed and helps build muscles and lower fat%.
- Low calorie shake: A protein shake being a protein supplement is supposed to be low in calories. The main job of protein powder is to provide protein rather than replacing a meal and therefore needs to be low in calorie, with maximum of its calories coming from protein than carbs or fat. At 123 kcals per serving, Protein & Herbs makes for a good low cal snack option or a post workout drink.
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- Carbohydrate and sugar content: Another important factor is to check the carb content and quality. Most drinks that contain artificial sweeteners or higher quantity of sugar lead to bloating or indigestion. This further adds to the empty calorie intake as well. Protein & Herbs can be an excellent choice for protein supplement since it has negligible amount of sugar per serving and contains fiber to aid in digestion.
Add OZIVA Protein & Herbs Shake to Your Diet if your diet is lacking in proteins.
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