Probolic SR Side Effects

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A woman is holding a supplement between her teeth. (Image: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc../Blend Images/Getty Images)

The Probolic SR flavored protein powder drink mix can help you build lean muscle mass and recover from exercise more quickly, says the manufacturer, Maximum Human Performance. This supposedly occurs through Probolic SR's blend of slow-, medium- and fast-release proteins, each of which is encapsulated in sustained-release coatings that dissolve over 12 hours. The claims about Probolic SR haven't been verified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In addition, not all potential side effects may have been identified. Ask your doctor before using Probolic SR.

Side Effects of Sodium

A single scoop of Probolic SR contains between 230 and 330 milligrams of sodium, depending on the flavor. The supplement directions advise using between one and two scoops in 8 to 16 ounces of water for one drink and consuming two to three of these drinks daily. This means you could consume as much as 1,980 milligrams of sodium daily from Probolic SR beverages alone. A healthy adult shouldn't have more than 2,300 milligrams per day. The elderly, African-Americans and people on a sodium-restricted diet for health problems such as diabetes or kidney disease should limit themselves to 1,500 milligrams. Too much sodium can increase your risk of stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Side Effects of Saturated Fat

The American Heart Association advises that 7 percent or less of your daily caloric intake should come from saturated fat. People on a 2,000-calorie diet would then need to limit their intake to 16 grams per day. All flavors of Probolic SR contain between 2 and 3 grams of saturated fat per scoop. Drinking three prepared Probolic SR beverages using the powder containing 3 grams of saturated fat in every scoop could supply 18 grams in a day, more than the average adult's limit. A diet high in saturated fat makes you more likely to develop high blood cholesterol, heart disease and stroke.

Side Effects of Calcium

Your body needs calcium to build and maintain your bones and teeth and to help your muscles and nervous system function. Too much, however -- more than 2,500 milligrams per day -- may lead to hypercalcemia, or an abnormally high calcium concentration in the blood. Hypercalcemia can result in vomiting, abdominal and bone pain, depression, muscle weakness, memory loss, constipation and increased thirst. Severe instances may lead to kidney failure, kidney stones, high blood pressure, pancreatitis and a greater risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis. If you drink three Probolic SR beverages a day, each prepared with two scoops of powder, you'd consume over 4,000 milligrams of calcium, not counting any calcium you obtain from meals.

Side Effects of the Protein

Each Probolic SR powder mix contains a Sustained Release Amino Acid Enhanced Protein Matrix as its primary ingredient. This consists of amino acids like leucine and valine combined with soy protein isolate, whey protein concentrate and calcium caseinate. People who are lactose-intolerant may experience side effects related to the whey protein concentrate up to two hours after consuming Probolic SR. These include nausea, diarrhea, abdominal bloating, cramps and flatulence. People who are allergic to milk protein -- the casein from the calcium caseinate -- could develop typical allergy symptoms, such as facial swelling, hives, itchy skin or trouble breathing.

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