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Gymmers, too much protein may damage your kidneys


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Big ass english breakfast, burger and fries for lunch, and a steak dinner, combine that with Pattaya dehydration and a big headache on your kidneys.




To all those gym buffs who stuff themselves with protein supplements, here is an alert. Nutritionists say that while the ideal daily intake of the supplements should be 15-30 grams, many tend to consume five to six times this (100-180 grams). This, they say, could cause serious complications like kidney failure in the long run.

Ryan Fernando, sports nutritionist and weight management expert, says, "Many choose to go for protein supplements to speed recovery post-exercise and help build muscles. Ideally about 15-30 grams of good quality protein within 180 minutes after workout is an ideal amount. This needs to be coupled with roughly four times the carbohydrates."

Many doctors often suggest a thorough body check-up and blood test to check for any predisposition to conditions. Protein supplements may also not go well with people who are allergic to milk products and they may end up getting a headache or have excessive formation of mucus. 

Sudharshan Ballal, senior nephrologist, says, "Excessive proteins could lead to hyper filtration in the kidney which in the long run could scar the kidney. Another related problem could be high levels of uric acid. One needs to check the kidney functions and pre-disposed conditions like high BP that could lead to certain long-term consequences."

Experts say instead of just relying on gym instructors, who often suggest excessive proteins, one must visit a nutritionist to check recommended protein intake suited to his/her individual needs. Priyanka Rohtagi, city-based nutritionist, says, "Sudden in-take of excessive protein may challenge kidney functioning. People should rely on natural forms of protein and not just supplements that give pseudo-effects like enhancing muscles. The ideal intake is one gram of protein per kg."

Common foods rich in protein include pulses, lenti-ls (dals), roasted channa and milk among many others. "The body needs carbs to assist proteins in building muscles," Rohtagi says.





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Protein saturation as advised by "physical experts" is really nothing more than a scam.  You don't need this much protein.  How much protein you think a horse gets?  A monkey?  They have more muscle than bodybuilders.  Don't waste your money.

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nonsense...a guy that doesn't train needs 0.8grms per kg of bodyweight, therefore the average guy needs 56 grams per day. If you want to build muscle then its a lot more...what's even more nonsense is leaving it 180 mins after training to take your protein, you need it immediately after training preferably in the form of amino acids...


Excessive protein can build up a lot of nitrogen the body which the kidneys have to deal with...unless your taking very high amounts this should never be a problem.

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