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Whey Protein and Acne

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I take Whey Protein every day and I kind of noticed that my acne increased since. It could be triggered due to something else, but if it proven Whey Protein triggers acne?

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Role of milk

Differential induction of insulin and IGF-1 by

milk protein fractions

The major protein fraction of cow’s milk is casein (80%),

and the remaining 20% are whey proteins. The effect of

whey and casein fractions of milk on fasting concentrations

of IGF-1 and insulin has been examined in fifty-seven

8-year-old boys who received over 7 days either casein or

whey proteins in amounts similar to that found in 1.5 l of

skim milk. In the casein group, serum IGF-1 increased by

15%, whereas there was no change in fasting insulin. In the

whey group, fasting insulin increased by 21%, with no

change in IGF-1 (89). The insulin response to a whey meal

has been reported to be higher than that of a milk meal.

This differential response suggests that the insulinotropic

component of milk resides predominantly within the whey

fraction, whereas casein has a stronger IGF-1 stimulating

effect than does whey (89). Typical Western diet, com-

prised of milk and hyperglycaemic foods, may have poten-

tiating effects on serum insulin and IGF-1 levels, thereby

promoting the development of acne. Young men of the fit-

ness-centre environment reveal increasing androgen abuse

in combination with recombinant GH, insulin and con-

sumption of insulinotropic whey protein concentrates

(90,91).

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What type of whey are you using? Everyone is going to have different triggers, and one of mine is soy. I use ON Whey Isolate and MGN whey and both do not cause flareups for me.

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I take Whey Protein every day and I kind of noticed that my acne increased since. It could be triggered due to something else, but if it proven Whey Protein triggers acne?

Yo, that was actually one of my biggest strigges, no lie. It was seriously making me mad. I don't think it's the whey protein as much as that other stuff they put in it. You know, all that stuff that makes it smell amazing and taste great. I bought this stuff off the internet called IsoNatural by AllMax Nutrition and it doesn't break me out. The down side is, that if you're kinda of a sissy about flavor you won't like it at all. It has no sugar, coloring, or smelly stuff. It's completely natural, so it doesn't taste good at all. But hey, it won't make you brake out so...

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