There is a fascination with being healthy and strong within the United States. People will take many different supplements to help them obtain their goals for life. One of the most common supplements is protein. Protein may be effective in improving athletic performance. There have been studies that have shown that protein supplements along with weight training may cause an increase in lean body mass, strength and muscle size.

Always check with your doctor before you take any kind of supplement, do not take supplements that you are allergic to. If you are pregnant, going to become pregnant or breast feeding stay away from any supplements unless cleared by your doctor to take them. There is evidence that protein is good for your body but there is insufficient evidence in its ability to help in battling cancer, asthma, high cholesterol, obesity, and other conditions. Protein supplements are not to be used as a replacement for regular protein gained in a normal diet.

Taking a protein supplement may cause some side effects. But usually it is because there is a high dosage that was taken. Protein side effects:

  • Increased bowel movements
  • Nausea
  • Thirst
  • Bloating
  • Cramps
  • Reduced appetite
  • Tiredness
  • Headache

HGH has several side effects. HGH side effects include but are not limited to:

  • Visible water retention
  • Middle ear infection
  • Acromegaly
  • Underactive thyroid
  • Inflammation of the gastric and intestinal lining
  • Infection
  • Chest pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Abnormal fat distribution
  • High amount of fat in blood
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Nausea
  • Water retention induced puffiness
  • Excessive sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Bone pain
  • Backache
  • Breast tenderness
  • Nose inflammation
  • Acute nose/throat/sinus infection
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression

Serious side effects include

  • Risk of bleeding
  • Diabetes
  • Separation of the upper part of your femur bone from the shaft
  • High pressure within skull
  • Adverse reactions at the injection point
  • Allergic reaction
  • Broken bones
  • High blood sugar
  • Abnormal results for the body’s sugar tolerance
  • Rash
  • Bloody urine
  • Acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • Optic disk edema
  • Disease of the retina
  • Mood changes
  • Water retention
  • Increased chances of mole growth
  • Presence of sugar in urine
  • Headache
  • Increased hunger
  • Low energy
  • Chronic sleeplessness
  • Joint pain
  • Hair loss
  • Enlarged breasts in males
  • Inflammation of the voice box
  • Inflammation of the tonsils
  • Throat irritation
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.

If you have any other questions about protein or HGH talk to your doctor for more information. It is important to be healthy and that means doing it the way that is best for you.