Should I Be Using Whey Protein to Lower My Blood Pressure?

Q: I have read several articles that recommend using Whey Protein to help lower blood pressure. However it contains the amino acids Phenylalanine and Tyrosine both which should not be used by people with high blood pressure.  When I have tried to use Whey protein  my blood pressure increases and my heart races.  Is the Whey causing this?  Are there any protein powders safe for those with high blood pressure?

A: The trouble with most supplements is you don’t really know what you are getting. Some brands have higher standards than others.  Unfortunately controls are not put on the manufacturers like there are on drug companies. Clearly you are having problems with the brand you selected.  If you search the web you will find plenty of whey protein supplement sites that claim their powder will lower your blood pressure. I don’t know if they are safe.  Many food products can be hazardous to your health.  Take a look at the list of recent recalls

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