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Is high intake of protein powder helpful or harmful to the health?

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Answered by

Dr. Divakara. P

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Published At October 15, 2014
Reviewed AtJanuary 21, 2022

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Is high intake of protein powder helpful or harmful to the health? And what is considered as too much protein?

Answered by Dr. Divakara. P

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The recommended dietary intake of protein is 30% of your total calorie or food intake, which means 30% of what you eat should be proteins. If it exceeds 45 or 50%, then it can cause problems, especially to your kidneys. High protein powders can be used if you have protein deficiency or if your normal diet does not supply adequate protein. If you are asking this for bodybuilding purpose, then taking a very limited quantity over a short period is considered to be fine.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Divakara. P
Dr. Divakara. P

Internal Medicine

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