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Rice Protein for Weight Management

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Rice Protein

Why Do Dieters Use It?*

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.

What Do the Advocates Say?*

High-protein diets may be effective for weight loss, but some dieters are vegetarian and others may be sensitive to dairy or gluten. Since rice protein is plant-based and gluten-free, it can be a convenient source of protein for these dieters.
*Dieters and weight-management 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 Dieters?

Some dieters following a high protein diet aim for 1 gram or more of protein per day per pound of body weight.

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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