i jsut wanted to ask if protein shakes are harmful to the kidneys and liver coz i hear a guy's two kidneys were not fuctioning so he had to take one from his mom. he was taking protein shakes for 2 years doctors said it damaged his kidneys. so i just wanted to know if its from protein shakes or some other cause coz i know doctors have this theory which is against artificial protein. and im takin bsn's syntha-6. is it any good?
06-12-2009, 11:38 AM #1
protein shakes are harmful to kidneys and liver???
06-12-2009, 11:42 AM #2
06-12-2009, 11:44 AM #3
06-12-2009, 11:49 AM #4
06-12-2009, 11:51 AM #5
06-12-2009, 11:53 AM #6
I have been taking protein shakes for the better part of 3 years... his problems could have came from so many other things. As long as you don't overdo the protein shakes and drinking plenty of water you will be just fine. There are also liver and kidney supplements to help clean them too.Pre: focus xt, sns pea, sns agmatine, sns citrulline malate, creaplex
Intra: iforce compete
Daily: CL orange triad, CL fish oil
Protein: scivation whey
I always motivate others to get fit.
06-12-2009, 11:53 AM #7Scream for me
Companies I tried their products and support: Thermolife, Xtreme Formulations, AEN, Primaforce and Scivation.
06-12-2009, 11:54 AM #8
What the hell?
I haven't heard this question in a LONG time..
No. There's been numerous studies done on protein and kidney function. It has no effect at all. It affects the liver (like every single thing we put into our body) but not nearly to a harmful extent. That doctor is full of bull, or you're not getting the full story from the friend.. Easy as that.
06-12-2009, 12:16 PM #9
06-12-2009, 12:19 PM #10
- Join Date: Aug 2006
- Location: Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
- Age: 29
- Posts: 10,394
- Rep Power: 4519
06-12-2009, 12:21 PM #11
Protein for two years?!?! LAWLZ! My gf's dad has been a boxer and bodybuilder for quite some time and has been taking protein for about 25 years now with no problems. Protein is a simple macronutrient your biggest side effect from too much would be fat gain (as with fat or carb intake)
edit- My friend's dad's brother's best friend played for the yankees too!I am inspired by Zyzz. Did I deletes?
06-12-2009, 12:54 PM #12
If you weight 140, 100 grams per day is safe and you will make up the rest of it by eating throughout the day... 300-400 grams of protein would be deadly and extremely hard on your kidneys and liver.
Now back to Iron for a second ... Vitamins and Iron are great -- but overdo it and Iron overdosing can give you some health issues and possibly kill you.
So no, Protein is not harmful to your health as long as you do not consume much more than your body can use in the first place. --- Even at 300 grams you would have to do it for weeks before it caused any real harm to your organs.
Alcohol in small amounts is still much more deadly to your internal organs than a little bit more than what you need in protein.
Use common sense and you'll be fine.
Last edited by orasis1; 06-12-2009 at 01:46 PM.
06-12-2009, 01:05 PM #13
06-12-2009, 01:12 PM #14
- Join Date: Jul 2007
- Location: Virginia, United States
- Age: 45
- Posts: 136
- Rep Power: 150
like some other people have mentioned here...drink LOTS of water.
when you take in high amounts of protein, but don't drink enough water, you can get dehydrated and raise your BUN (blood urea nitrogen) levels. this shows up in your lab work and is a cause for concern for your doctor because it can appear as though you have impaired renal function. your kidneys might be fine, but it can cause a sh*t storm at the doctor's office when he makes you feel like your kidneys are failing.
bottom line...protein is safe, but keep well hydrated.
06-12-2009, 01:13 PM #15
- Join Date: Jun 2009
- Location: Berkeley, California, United States
- Age: 28
- Posts: 136
- Rep Power: 128
By Lifter in forum SupplementsReplies: 7Last Post: 01-01-2013, 09:51 AM
By Brucester in forum SupplementsReplies: 89Last Post: 01-26-2009, 08:38 PM
By midwesttester in forum NutritionReplies: 6Last Post: 05-12-2006, 06:25 PM
By Marlowfrost in forum SupplementsReplies: 2Last Post: 05-25-2003, 03:08 PM