Look, I'm vegetarian. I drink milk and eat cheese. I eat lots of vegetables, of every kind and color. Eat the right carbs and the right fats as well. I'm bulking right now and I've decided to consume whey protein three times a day to fulfill my body's protein needs. Around 140 g of protein a day, divided in three big doses. So... I'm worried about what this can do to my kidneys or my liver. I also take a daily multivitamin and chromium picolinate. I don't take any other medication, by the way.
If there anything I can do to prevent my kidneys and liver to get any harm of such high doses of protein?
By the way, I'm going to start alternating whey protein with egg protein and another protein which is a mix of both... in case you were about to say something.
Come on, guys, some answers, please!
11-01-2010, 06:14 PM #1
Whey protein effects on kidneys and liver
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There is NO, I repeat NO CONCRETE LINK BETWEEN HIGH PROTEIN INTAKE AND LIVER OR KIDNEY DAMAGE.
There, was, to the best of my knowledge ONE study linking the two and everyone lost their **** and made gross assumptions based on it.
Fact is that study was conducted on people in varying degrees of KIDNEY FAILURE, not healthy people and it did in fact exacerbate the problem, but so does virtually everything when your body is already going to hell.I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. -- Thoreau
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I don't think taking 50 grams of whey at a time is gonna be all that helpful. I'd suggest spreading it out through the day. Still if you are taking enough to hurt your kidneys and livers you are gonna have plenty of other health problems to go with the kidneys and liver. Whey protein is protein and if you don't eat protein you will eventually die. Getting optimum protein will probably help you live longer. I've read a couple of studies where whey was shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.
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There are possibilities for liver or kidney issues to arise, but you must already be predisposed to that problem for it to occur. If you are really worried, then see a doctor about your liver and kidneys to see if they are ok. But don't listen to the doctor if he gives you advice without having first properly examined you (which reminds me of the doc who said I drink too much water, after I told her I drink a gallon a day, when all she did was listen to my heart and check my blood pressure).Short term Goal: To cut back before bulking like a demon.
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Op you haven't given anyone enough information other than to say you drink protein shakes that amount to 140 grams and you apparently weigh 168 lbs. Knowing your veggie, then it's safe to assume you aren't getting a lot of other protein unless you like soy or you are eating a lot of beans and rice.
In all seriousness unless your are trolling, or you have renal disease, liver disease or you are simply a herbivore, then you won't have a problem eating powder milk products. Good luck!
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