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markcostner
07-24-2012, 06:46 AM
How much protein would you have to take in for somthing negative to happen to your body if any negative things

Daxma13
07-24-2012, 06:48 AM
How much protein would you have to take in for somthing negative to happen to your body if any negative things

the only thing i can think of is getting the runs but thats because im consuming protein powders. but no there is no such thing as too much protein man.

rand18m
07-24-2012, 06:58 AM
How much protein would you have to take in for somthing negative to happen to your body if any negative things

Health concerns lie with liver and kidney issues. Unless you have underlying liver or kidney issues then it's thought that a large percentage of your diet coming from protein isn't a problem. I have seen suggestions that if you have kidney issues in your family you might want to be leery of consuming a very high protein diet.

ironwill2008
07-24-2012, 07:39 AM
How much protein would you have to take in for somthing negative to happen to your body if any negative things

You'd likely see a negative impact on your wallet before you'd see it in your health.

markcostner
07-24-2012, 07:56 AM
You'd likely see a negative impact on your wallet before you'd see it in your health.

Lol true true haha

SoloX5
07-24-2012, 08:00 AM
Korean bodybuilders took 350-500+ with nary an issue.

zaman1991
07-24-2012, 09:22 AM
Health concerns lie with liver and kidney issues. Unless you have underlying liver or kidney issues then it's thought that a large percentage of your diet coming from protein isn't a problem. I have seen suggestions that if you have kidney issues in your family you might want to be leery of consuming a very high protein diet.

I weight around 150 lbs, what would be considered too much for someone of my weight ?

Flat4Suby
07-24-2012, 09:57 AM
too much for you would be any amount that prevents you from consuming enough of your minimum fats (around .5g/lb of bodyweight), enough carbs to have energy, while meeting your tdee caloric goal.

sound good?

Time4New
07-24-2012, 10:24 AM
I weight around 150 lbs, what would be considered too much for someone of my weight ?

Doesn't sound like you have read the Stickys (The fixed discussion threads at the top of the Nutrition forum)

Read this:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981
and
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=136691851

Come back to us if you have any questions. Everything you need is there.

Time4New
07-24-2012, 10:26 AM
OP - As mentioned it can have a detrimental effect on your internal organs. Initially your Urea will elevate. This can be tested in a bloodworks test. Don't bother taking the risk. Stick to the guidelines in the Stickys 1-1.5g per LB or "Lean" body weight.

Flat4Suby
07-24-2012, 10:41 AM
^yes OP, if you just have to have an exact number not to go over in your head...then I would follow what was said above.

tden99
07-24-2012, 10:51 AM
OP - As mentioned it can have a detrimental effect on your internal organs. Initially your Urea will elevate. This can be tested in a bloodworks test. Don't bother taking the risk. Stick to the guidelines in the Stickys 1-1.5g per LB or "Lean" body weight.
This isn't even a problem unless you already have kidney disease, generally the urea from deamination is fine unless extremely dehydrated.

ARossDaBoss
07-24-2012, 10:55 AM
I used to eat at least 4 or 5 met rx big 100 or collosal protein bars every day for like 2 months. Would up going to the hospital one day with terrible stomach pains














Constipation. So unless your getting a lot of liquid protein make sure you eat a lot of fiber. Also make sure you don't protein overload(more then like 30gs) every few hours as you will wind up sh*tting most of it out

zaman1991
07-24-2012, 11:09 AM
Doesn't sound like you have read the Stickys (The fixed discussion threads at the top of the Nutrition forum)

Read this:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981
and
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=136691851

Come back to us if you have any questions. Everything you need is there.

That dont tell me how much is to much it tells me my recommended amount,

braggable
07-24-2012, 11:14 AM
ITT: e-physicians

JLay87
07-24-2012, 11:16 AM
This isn't even a problem unless you already have kidney disease, generally the urea from deamination is fine unless extremely dehydrated.

This is correct.

A follow up question I had, though, is if you are eating a massive excess of protein, after other macros are stored as fat, can excess protein be converted into fat via gluconeogenesis? I know it happens under extreme conditions such as starvation but wasn't sure about a case where one is taking in a very large amount of protein.

kmitchell77
07-24-2012, 12:46 PM
there is a such thing as too much protein.. it can do a lot of damage to your kidneys and liver and effect other bodily functions. Also, eating extra protein has been shown to not do much more for your body in terms of muscle growth.. drink plenty of water in order to help your kidneys and other organs

WakaIV
07-24-2012, 02:48 PM
Only thing I have ever heard of is so-called "Protein Poisoning", which isn't necessarily a too much protein problem as it is a not enough other stuff problem. Wikipedia search "rabbit starvation" or "protein poisoning".

Gemuadrken
07-24-2012, 02:50 PM
You will not overdose on Protein, OP.

SoloX5
07-24-2012, 03:26 PM
Also this: http://examine.com/faq/can-eating-too-much-protein-be-bad-for-you.html

badgerboy52
07-24-2012, 03:49 PM
there is a such thing as too much protein.. it can do a lot of damage to your kidneys and liver and effect other bodily functions. Also, eating extra protein has been shown to not do much more for your body in terms of muscle growth.. drink plenty of water in order to help your kidneys and other organs

this^^

shawnxxx
07-24-2012, 04:16 PM
Too much protein = TOO MUCH MUSCLE

dimmupelto
07-24-2012, 04:33 PM
1 billion grams of protein is too much protein. There, I've answered your question OP.