Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Could I get whey protein on prescription? Watch

    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    Heya all,

    this might be a bit of a stupid question, but could I get whey protein or some kind of weight gaining supplement free on the NHS? I'm 18, 6ft2.75, and only just over 9 stone - quite obviously underweight.

    Ooh, and before anyone tells me I need to start exercising, it's precisely because I exercise that I'm in this position. Years of running 6 miles every Saturday along with years of Shotokan Karate, and gym work for the last year or so to be precise. Still being <13% body fat is fun ^__^

    Anywho back to the point sorry, do you know if it's possible?

    Thanks in advance for any helpful replies
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Whey protein isn't a magical weight gainer, it's main purpose is recovery. Why can't you simply eat more?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Lol no it's not a drug!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Follow a healthy diet for someone your height which is what all the doctors will say.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    whey protein is a supplement not a miracle formula

    that being said eat more and work out smarter and you should be okay

    if you have genetics like my brother though who can eat a whole cow and works out 20 hr/week and is still very skinny you will always be thin but you can be lean and strong.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Heya all,

    this might be a bit of a stupid question, but could I get whey protein or some kind of weight gaining supplement free on the NHS? I'm 18, 6ft2.75, and only just over 9 stone - quite obviously underweight.

    Ooh, and before anyone tells me I need to start exercising, it's precisely because I exercise that I'm in this position. Years of running 6 miles every Saturday along with years of Shotokan Karate, and gym work for the last year or so to be precise. Still being <13% body fat is fun ^__^

    Anywho back to the point sorry, do you know if it's possible?

    Thanks in advance for any helpful replies
    It's because you eat like a 9 year old girl that you're in this position... lol
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I sincerely hope not. The NHS is designed to help the infirm, not the vain
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    You ignorant git. This person isn't wanting to look like a model. They just want to be a healthy weight. My body won't absorb protein and, as such I have been disabled and getting weaker by the day for over 3 years. I don't want to look amazing. I want my life back. Don't judge other people so quickly.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Useful resources

    Quick link:

    Unanswered nutrition and supplements threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.