Protein is a hot topic on the internet and in the gym. It is a topic that is discussed and discussed a lot among bodybuilders, nutritionists and doctors. There are people who say that you cannot get enough protein, while others say that you can actually get too much protein. But can you really have too much protein supplement?
You can actually have too much protein. Unfortunately, the body does not store protein. Instead, it converts the protein to fat and then stores the fat. When fat is stored, you become overweight, and the physique you shot at flies out of the window. However, this is the least of your problems if you regularly consume too much protein.
An overdose of protein can lead to ketosis. Ketosis means that there are too many ketones in the blood. This in turn can damage the kidneys. Dehydration is also a result of too much protein. As you can see, consuming too much protein or too much protein can cause very serious health problems. The weight gain you will experience is the least of your problems.
How much protein do you need? How can you be sure that you are not done with it? As an athlete, you need 0.6 to 0.8 grams of protein per pound of body weight. However, many bodybuilders ingest approximately one gram of protein per pound of body weight, and most have no problem with it. This is very often the case with strength coaches.
The absorbed protein can come directly from food or from protein additives. However, a combination of solid foods and liquid protein additives is recommended. If you replace foods with protein supplements, you can also consume too much protein supplements, regardless of how much or how little protein you actually consume.
You see, your body needs solids and liquids. It is true that liquid protein is easier for the body to absorb, which is why a liquid protein supplement is recommended immediately after training. However, your body has to go through the digestion of food and it works harder to digest protein, which in turn burns more calories. Again, you need a combination of solid foods and liquid protein supplements.
Again, bodybuilders need more protein than sedentary people and even more than some other types of athletes. However, keep in mind the “all things in moderation” rule and understand that taking more protein supplements than you actually need to achieve your goals will not bring you near your goals. Instead, you become overweight and in poor health.
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