EXCESS PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS

5 HEALTH RISKS OF EXCESSIVE PROTEIN SUPPLEMENT INTAKE

Published By Kanav Khanduja | 19 Jun, 2024
Protein supplements have seen a boost in popularity in the past few years. They are used to meet the body's protein requirements, often by those looking to gain muscle.
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However, protein supplements are an artificial product thus having drawbacks, especially if overconsumed.
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Here are 5 health risks of excessive protein supplement intake:
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Hair Loss

Protein supplements are known to increase testosterone which increases DHT levels in the bloodstream. This chemical often causes hair loss.
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Acne

Protein supplements also promote the production of the IGF-1 hormone and sebum, thus increasing acne.
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Weight Gain

When protein supplements are consumed in excess, the body converts the extra calories into fat.
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Upset Stomach

The most popular protein supplements are milk-based and contain high levels of lactose. As a result, excess consumption can lead to an upset stomach.
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Damage Kidneys

Ammonia is a byproduct of protein which the kidneys are tasked to convert to urea. Too much protein can result in a large pressure on the kidneys.
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