What is Protein Supplements?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Whey Protein Supplement Boost Nutritional Drink AMP - Whey and leucine formula Show all

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See also: Soy Protein

There are many different ways to take in additional protein in your diet through using supplements of different types including whey protein, whey protein isolate, micellar casein protein, egg protein, and soy protein.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 20 6
Support nutritional health 13 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 7 1
Support weight gain 5 2
Memory problems 3 2
Muscle fatigue 3 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Protein Supplements

Side effect Patients
Weight loss 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Protein Supplements

Dosage Patients
2 tbs. daily 1
15 g daily 1
17 g daily 1
32 g daily 1
16other as needed 1
4tbs. as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Protein Supplements

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 11
Expense 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 16 patients who've stopped taking Protein Supplements

Duration

Currently taking Protein Supplements

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Protein Supplements

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 4
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 6
< $25 1
Not specified 7
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5 patient evaluations for Protein Supplements

Aug 27, 2016 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support nutritional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 tbs. Daily
Advice & Tips: I started protien shake 2009. 1/2 milk, 1 banana ,ice cream ,WHEY Now drink 2 or 3 a daily apx 550 calories
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 23, 2012 (Started Jul 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support weight gain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 tbs. Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2009 (Started Dec 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support weight gain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 70 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked wonderfully but my protein drink had 5 mg of glutamate per serving and was encouraged to stop from caring PALS due to possible negative effect
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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