Side effects of protein and other body supplement

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Side effects of protein and other body supplement

Let us discuss some of the side effects of whey protein which can be explained in very simple terms.

If one is a fitness enthusiast, there is no doubt that one has heard of the various benefits that whey protein can do to your body. However, in an effort to do that, we tend to ignore the long term adverse effects that whey protein can have on our body structure as well as internal structure. Over the last few years, people have worried about the possible side effects that whey protein has on our body. It has been suggested by many experts that one should overly delve into any product without having accurate knowledge about the product they are consuming. Which is the case with whey protein.

  • Kidney Problems:

One of the main functions of the kidneys is to ensure that the toxic waste or waste products in your blood are flushed out. Protein metabolism produces waste products such as urea, ammonia and uric acid. Which consequently make the kidneys work faster and harder, as there are more waste products accumulated. This puts a strain on the kidneys and in some cases, can cause the kidneys to malfunction. However, there is no strong evidence which supports the statement that it can cause the kidneys to malfunction in healthy, athletic individuals.

  • Damage to the liver:

There have been studies to suggest that whey protein has hindered the natural process of the liver in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. This is based on a case where a man developed jaundice after taking whey protein for a month. As soon as medication started and supplements stopped, he was in a much better health condition.

  • Weight Gain:

This holds true for many people who are taking whey protein supplements on a regular basis. This is why it is almost mandatory to perform some kind of physical activity while consuming whey protein. This is because if you don’t. The protein tends to get stored as fat and results in a substantial weight gain.

There are some ways to avoid the side effects of whey protein and this is how one can do so:
  • It is always advisable not to take much too soon, especially if you are lactose intolerant. This is because over-consumption causes a substantial increase in your protein and lactose intake. This can be detrimental to your health.
  • Whey protein is known to interfere with regular medications so if you taking strong medications. It can conflict with the protein supplement.
  • If you are interested in growing your muscles, which is what whey protein is for, it is important that you perform a regular amount of physical exercise, so that there is muscle gain instead of fat gain, which could arise. If you consume whey protein without supplementing it with a substantial amount of physical exercise.
  •  These are some of the things one should be careful of, while consuming whey protein.