Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 28, 2021, 02:25:14 pm

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 762185
  • Total Topics: 64721
  • Online Today: 133
  • Online Ever: 5484
  • (June 18, 2021, 11:15:29 pm)
Users Online
Users: 1
Guests: 74
Total: 75

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Do I Have HIV?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Vegan protein and hiv  (Read 251 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Tonny2

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,500
Vegan protein and hiv
« on: October 04, 2021, 08:31:30 am »




                 ojo.           Hi everyone!

 Who knowa about if it’s ok to take vegan protein and antiretrovirals… I will appreciate yout feedback, thx…hugs

Offline Almost2late

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,426
Re: Vegan protein and hiv
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 04:55:27 am »
Hi Tonny,

It really depends on what you mean by "vegan protein", are you referring to vegan protein in powder form or natural vegan proteins like black beans, legumes, tofu, seintan, chickpeas, lentils, etcetera..basically all beans are protein.

I personally don't like powder proteins, whether it's vegan or not because it's processed and it tends to upset my stomach and possibly dehydration/diarrhea. This is not good for absorbing your antiviral medication, so I stay away from that stuff.

I do eat plenty of natural vegan proteins in a variety of beans and legumes, and I haven't had any issues.. 
Matter of fact I rarely get stomach issues anymore. I do cheat once in a blue moon though 🍔 😋

I've been undetectable without a blip in four years, so I'm pretty certain the vegan diet isn't interfering with my meds.

PS - If you're going to eat vegan, I would suggest you get some B vitamin complex which is usually in meats and not in plant based foods.. it's rare, but you don't want to have a B vitamin deficiency.

Hugs



Diagnosed - Feb.2014 Cd4 13, at 2.8%
Recent - Sept 2021 Cd4 284 at 17.8%

Offline Bucklandbury

  • Member
  • Posts: 100
Re: Vegan protein and hiv
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2021, 06:55:38 am »
Unless the stuff has free polyvalent cations in it, which it doesn't, of course it's ok... We'd have to talk about specific meds to be sure, though. I wouldn't want to give out any false info. unknowingly.

I speak in reference to Biktarvy-era meds.

I have been vegetarian since 1990, and many days I am vegan by dint of not eating dairy or eggs. I eat a lot of plant-based protein, and I have been undetectable without a hitch since I started Bik in mid-March. Not a long time, but enough to know.

Anything you can do to avoid meat is a good thing in my book. But your mileage may vary, and I won't preach.



;-0

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2021 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.