Went in for a routine physical exam last week and they took blood. I sat down with my Doc yesterday to review my labs. Everything was normal except for the BUN (26) and Creatinine (2.07) levels. The Doc freaked out when he saw that and was dumbfounded as to what could be causing this.
I make an effort to eat at least 3 whole food meals per day (equal portions of protein and carbs, as well as green veggies with at least two of those meals). Protein usually consists of chicken breast, turkey breast, turkey burgers, lowfat cottage cheese, and fish (salmon, tilapia). Carbs consist of brown rice, wheat bread, oatmeal, apples, oranges, and nonfat yogurt. Additionally, I supplement with:
1 Animal Pak multi with breakfast
2 scoops of N.O. Xplode prior to daily workout
1 scoop of cellmass twice daily (1 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon)
1-2 scoops of Syntha6 in the morning, 2 scoops in the afternoon
1 scoop Optimum Casein Protein right before bed
When I'm on the go, I'll occasionally replace the Syntha6 with a detour bar.
There may be a day or two when I don't drink enough water (if I'm going on a long drive I want to minimize the bathroom stops) but in general, I'm drinking it constantly throughout the day.
For now, I'm stopping all supplementation and just eating whole foods. It really sucks because I was making progress toward my goals. Right now I am 5'9" and weigh about 165 lbs.
On second thought, I should have stopped supplementing a couple of weeks prior to the exam.
Has anyone else experienced high BUN and creatinine levels? Am I safe to assume it's due to the creatinine/protein supplementation? Should I expect these levels to return to normal after weaning off of the stuff?