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Whey Protein and Blood Pressure

Is it true that whey protein might raise blood pressure?

Are there certain protein shakes that are better than others when one has hbp?

If you have preexisting HBP then look for one thats low sodium some of therm are loaded that would be the only issue I could see. If you dont have HBP dont sweat it

Phill

[quote]Phill wrote:
If you have preexisting HBP then look for one thats low sodium some of therm are loaded that would be the only issue I could see. If you dont have HBP dont sweat it

Phill[/quote]

Do you know what brand(s) are low in sodium?

i did some research and found out that hydrolyzed whey protein is actually supposed to lower bp. i bought this brand “Jay Robb’s Whey Protein” at wholefoods. It has hydrolyzed whey protein and is very low in sodium (3% dv for one scoop)

[quote]Philly wrote:
Is it true that whey protein might raise blood pressure?
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Not unless you are extremely sensitive to sodium, which isn’t an issue for 99% of the population.