What is Protein Powder?

Category: Supplements

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Protein powders are made from four basic sources: whey (from milk), egg, soy, and rice. Protein powders can also be a combination of one or more ingredients. Powders are reconstituted into liquid form as a protein shake when mixed with water, fruit juice, or milk or can be added to foods.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Loss of energy 5 3
Weight loss 3 0
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Metabolic syndrome 1 0
Support nutritional health 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Protein Powder

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dry lips 1


Based on patients currently taking Protein Powder

Dosage Patients Percentage
39 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Protein Powder

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Protein Powder


Currently taking Protein Powder

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Protein Powder

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Protein Powder.