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Does High Protein Cause Kidney Damage or Stones – Clinical Evidence (part 1):
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Does High Protein Cause Kidney Damage or Stones – Clinical Evidence
High Protein & Kidney Failure
Years ago, I had a business partner. He was a bodybuilder. He was about 20 years older than me. He had more experience than me and I respected and trusted him at the time.
And he would always tell me that I need to eat more protein if I want to gain more muscle.
Especially, “lean muscle” …
He said I need a minimum of 2 grams per pound and 3 grams would be even better.
I weighed about 200 lbs and thus, he wanted me to eat at least 400 grams to 600 grams of protein daily.
That’s a lot of protein. I was eating around 200 grams at the time. 1 gram, per pound of bodyweight.
However, I decided to go on this journey.
I first doubled my protein and went to 400 grams daily. This was really hard, but I managed to do it for a month.
I decided to eat 50 grams, with 8 meals daily. At least half of them were protein shakes made with whey protein.
After 30 days, I noticed weight gain – which was probably just from the extra calories. However, I was very bloated and tired.
Fast forward about 10 years later, he ended up dying of kidney disease and kidney failure. He was on dialysis for a few years and finally died.
Was it because of the very high protein diet? I don’t know….
I was no longer in contact with him for many years.
Who knows what else he was doing.
But I can guarantee that having that much protein, year after year, for sure added stress to the kidneys.
One of my original mentors who was a doctor and a bodybuilder, was also very much into high protein. He would tell me to eat a tub of cottage cheese every night – which was about 100 grams of protein.
Of course, I couldn’t do that because I’m lactose intolerant.
But he did. And years later he also died of kidney failure.=
How Much Protein?
So, how much protein should you be eating daily?… Assuming your working out with weights?
I honestly think about 1 gram per pound of body weight is all you need. So if you weigh 200 lbs, eat 200 grams.
And if it’s coming from good quality protein – such as whole eggs, bison, salmon and of course, whey protein isolate being one of the highest biological values. Then you probably need even less.
If you’re taking lots of steroids and similar drugs, you can eat a little bit more.
And the average person who doesn’t exercise much, they just need about half of that – 0.5 grams per pound of weight.
What Are The Best Protein Sources?
I’ve done a video about this in the past. The best proteins would pasteurized whole eggs, wild caught salmon, grass fed bison and grass fed beef.
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