August 20 at 6:30 AM • Comments: 9 • Views: 29747

Benefits of Whey Protein for Gout Sufferers

Eating healthily and taking proper supplements are always great steps to take when trying to treat illnesses such as gout (which can be caused by eating improper foods and/or excessively). But what supplements can really help with your gout symptoms? The more it is being used, the more doctors are starting to see the benefits of whey protein for gout sufferers.

Why Whey Protein?

If you'se ever known body builders, you may notice that they take protein supplements similar to whey protein. Theirs is much cheaper and less effective, since it is mixed with other substances, but whey protein (usually in the form of powder) that is pure is much more ideal.

Whey Protein has great healthy benefits such as the following:

  • Prevent bone loss
  • Helps to heal surgical wounds and incisions
  • Great for those who are lactose intolerant
  • Helps raise brain serotonin levels, which help people react better when under stress
  • Helps build the immune system with a power anti-oxidant called glutathione
  • Has little or no fat carbohyrdrates

You will find that most of whey protein users are bodybuilders and those into fitness and health.

What is Whey Protein?

Whey protein is a supplement that has high levels of lactoferrin - this helps your body heal quickly - as well as amino acids. Whey protein helps your body's immune system to boost up to fight off sicknesses. Whey protein comes from the milk family. You will often times find it in baby formulas or in other powder forms for adults. It is also used in the process of making cheese, ice cream, bread, canned soup and milk shake powders.

Whey Protein and Gout

Studies have shown that whey protein is a great substance for the body and helps it heel quickly. With the gout illness, you can consume whey proteins to quickly rid your body of gout. Although there is no true cure for gout, whey protein can help with the symptoms and flare-ups. Your immune system is boosted to a point where it can beat the gout easier.

Research on Whey Protein

Scientists are still searching for a way to cure gout and with the promising results of whey proteins, the discovery may be close by. Since there is a way to successfully help gout symptoms and clear out the infection temporarily, there may be a way to cure gout forever.

Natural Treatments

Many people are turning to natural treatments for their illnesses because of their convenience and cost effectiveness. Not to mention that they are safer than traditional medications. When consuming natural products, your body is familiar with the substances and reacts better, but when approached with foreign substances in medications, there are possible side effects to be had.

Since everyone's body is different, the side effects may vary. But, with natural remedies, there is either one of two options, it will either work for you or it won't. Natural treatments are much easier to obtain since they don't need a prescription to buy. The only prescription you may receive is a dosage recommendation. You can easily find natural treatments such as whey protein at your local drug stores and they are inexpensive.



  • Smartliving Guest Smartliving Guest

    Man, I never knew that whey protein could actually help you heal faster when you have the gout.
    Thanks for the info.. I enjoyed reading it
    JB Commented on HelloLife · August 27, 2009 at 6:54 PM

  • Smartliving Guest Smartliving Guest

    This has been very helpful to me,i think i maybe suffering from the gout now i know what i need to do Thank You Commented on HelloLife · September 15, 2009 at 9:14 AM

  • geoff geoff

    last Christmas my daughter fed us a lot of high purine foods & I had just run out of my daily low level whey protein - & consequently got whacked w/right hand gout. Glad I ran across your site, as it has confirmed what I have believed was a regeneration of my old body & a firewall to my high gourmet diet - i am a firm believer in a low input diet w/plenty of fresh foods (my garden is a winter model & I have fresh carrots daily) as ell as my selection of a lower level non GMO whey. Try to walk a couple of miles ea day & get lots of sleep - but your take on whey is right on- keep up your research-thnx/ Commented on HelloLife · January 24, 2012 at 4:56 PM

  • Ed Ed

    Article on gout. Including prevention.
    Commented on HelloLife · January 26, 2012 at 5:16 PM

  • Rich Rich

    Soy is contained in most Whey supplements can trigger the symptoms related to gout. Very difficult to find Whey without Soy. Commented on HelloLife · September 12, 2012 at 3:46 PM

  • Ben Ben

    This information is false. Whey protein is actually a major contributor to the formation of gout. When the human body metabolizes whey protein it creates uric acid which is the substance that causes gout flare ups Commented on HelloLife · November 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

  • Nibu Nibu

    I am having gout. It has been inherited from my mother. Now the tatings shows 8 and also My total cholosterol is 258 in which 45 HDL and 191 LDL.Is it good for me to go for Whey protein. As i am interested in workouts daily one hour morning. Please give me a feedback.
    Commented on HelloLife · February 2, 2014 at 4:58 AM

  • Thomas Thomas

    I am very confused now. I went on this blog to read about protein powder since I've started lifting weights and working out again to prevent from gout flair ups. I'm actually supprised to hear that Whey Protein powder is good for gout and wished this information is trure. I somewhat believe Ben about Whey protein being the major contributor to the formation of gout. I didn't want to believe it but I think it actually flaired up when I was using it last time and even now. Please give me the right answer. Isn;t too much protein bad for gout? Commented on HelloLife · February 13, 2014 at 12:40 PM

  • Aaron Aaron

    Whey protein will aid in relieving gout as long as the kidneys are not already compromised from constant high uric acid levels. If you have been told your kidneys are compromised then yes, whey protein may aggravate your gout but not due to the Why protein. Rather the increased kidney function from taking the whey protein will slow the kidneys down from processing the uric acid in your system from other foods. So, yes whey protein can help relieve gout and is a safe protein option for those who suffer from gout but only if they have healthy kidneys. Commented on HelloLife · April 7, 2015 at 1:06 PM

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