What is casein peptides used for?
Casein is the main protein in milk. Casein peptides can be made in the laboratory and marketed as dietary supplements.
Casein peptides are used for the treatment of:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Intestinal disorders
- Cancer prevention
- Stress reduction
Casein peptides may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How does it work?
There are not enough studies about how this herbal supplement works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, there are some studies showing that casein peptides cause blood vessels to enlarge in diameter and lower blood pressure.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using casein peptides?
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
- You have allergy with any substances of casein peptides or other medications or other herbals.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
The regulations for an herbal supplement are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herbal supplement must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.
How safe is casein peptides?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
There is not enough evidence to prove that using casein peptides is safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Stop taking casein peptides at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
What kind of side effects may I have from casein peptides?
If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.
What interactions may I have with casein peptides?
This herbal supplement may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbal healer or doctor before using.
These health conditions may interact with this herbal, such as:
- People with milk allergy are allergic to the proteins contained in milk. They may also be allergic to fragments of milk proteins, such as casein peptides. If you have a milk allergy, it’s best to avoid taking casein peptides.
Products may interact with this herbal, including:
- Taking casein peptides along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low. Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), Amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.
What is the usual dose for casein peptides?
In a controlled trial, 1.5 grams per day of predigested casein peptides per 2.2 lbs body weight helped overweight men gain strength and lean body mass, and lose body fat during a weight loss diet and weight training program.
The dose for this herbal supplement may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbal supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.
What form does casein peptides come in?
This herbal supplement may be available in the following dosage forms:
- Casein peptides powder
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Review Date: June 6, 2017 | Last Modified: June 6, 2017
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