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What are potential side effects of whey protein? If not how much it can be consumed?

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What are potential side effects of whey protein? If not h...
Dear Lybrateuser, - Whey protein is generally safe & does not have side effects if taken in appropriate dose - higher doses can cause side effects like increased bowel movements, thirst, cramps, weakness, tiredness, bloating, nausea & loss of appetite - consumption will depend on your other sources of protein intake, level of activity & the protein content of the brand per gram of powder, normal protein requirement of the body per day is about 1gm/ kg of body weight.
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