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Rice Protein for Sports & Fitness

Why Use

Rice Protein

Why Do Athletes Use It?*

Some athletes say that rice protein helps improve weight-training results.

What Do the Advocates Say?*

Protein is necessary for building and repairing muscle, and this is especially important for bodybuilders. All types of protein, including rice protein, provide the body with amino acids. However, compared with other protein supplements, rice protein has more of the amino acid arginine, and since arginine is a vasodilator that can enhance blood flow to tissues, advocates believe rice protein may also improve blood flow to muscle to enhance growth and repair.
*Athletes and fitness advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.

Dosage & Side Effects

Rice Protein

How Much Is Usually Taken by Athletes?

While no human studies have been done to test the effectiveness of rice protein for muscle growth and repair, athletes sometimes include 10 to 15 grams of rice protein in their daily protein supplement.

Side Effects

Although rice protein is considered unlikely to cause an allergic reaction,1 severe allergic sensitivity to rice protein-based formulas in some infants has been reported.2 Formula in which the rice protein is predigested is unlikely to cause such severe reactions, even in infants who are allergic to other proteins.3 , 4

Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds

At the time of writing, there were no well-known supplement or food interactions with this supplement.

Interactions with Medicines

As of the last update, we found no reported interactions between this supplement and medicines. It is possible that unknown interactions exist. If you take medication, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

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Rice Protein

Where to Find It

Cooked rice contains about 8 to 11% protein, or 2 to 3 grams per ½ cup serving. Concentrated rice protein is available as a supplement.

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