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Posted by Jim Benton
on September 27, 2000 at 01:55:46:
In Reply to: Whey Protein (is it bad for me?) posted by Teenage bodybuilder on September 26, 2000 at 22:42:46:
: I am 18 years old and have been working out for about 27 months. I just started taking whey protein powder about 2 months ago. I was watching Rivera on CNBC and they were talking about the positive drug tests of some of the Olympic athletes. They said that some nutritional supplements have anabolic properties that are not stated on the label and can cause kidney problems if taken as a teenager. I've always thought of protein powder to be no more anabolic than vitamin C but can whey protein supplements have any negative effects on my kidneys? I take 2 scoops after I workout which is 44 grams of protein and sometimes I take one scoop before bedtime.
Whey protein is a very good source of protein and immunity factors. However, it does sound like you might be taking a lot which could put a strain on your kidneys. Why don't you use just two scoops per day with each scoop being taken with a different meal?
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