Q: If a customer is allergic to milk, are whey and casein protein powders safe for them?
A: This depends on the fractions of milk proteins they are allergic to. Some people are only allergic to casein proteins and can safely consume whey protein powders (and vice versa). However, they should be sure to consult with a licensed physician to verify their food allergies before consuming any protein powder.
Q: Which private label protein powder is best if I want to advertise my product as being lactose-free?
A: Whey protein concentrate contains the most lactose, so our Whey Isolates and Vegan Proteins are more suited to your needs.
Q: I’ve heard that consuming a lot of protein is bad for the kidneys. Is this true?
A: Anything consumed in excess can be unhealthy. Protein, regardless of source, isn’t innately harmful unless consuming upwards of three grams per pound of bodyweight, per day (which is highly impractical for most anyone). If a customer has pre-existing renal impairment, they should consult with a licensed physician before consuming protein powder.
Q: Is there a certain fluid that mixes best with protein powders?
A: In general, milk (whey/casein) and egg proteins mix well in water, milk or juice. Plant-based proteins tend to mix best in room temperature water.
Q: Can protein powders be added to food recipes?
A: Absolutely. Whey and plant-based proteins are exceptional for adding texture, flavor and protein to many recipes (especially baked goods).
Q: Can protein powders be combined with other powdered supplements, such as creatine monohydrate, glutamine, etc?
A: Yes, that’s perfectly fine.
Note: The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Nucare products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease. The information presented herein is not intended to replace advice from your physician, healthcare professional or information found on the product label or packaging. You should always consult with a qualified healthcare professional before taking any of these products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking prescription medications.