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Q: If a customer is allergic to milk, are whey and casein protein powders safe for them?


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: I’ve heard that consuming a lot of protein is bad for the kidneys. Is this true?



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?



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?



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?


Yes, that’s perfectly fine.

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