Why Arnie Says No to Protein Supplements

Why Arnie Says No to Protein Supplements

In his celebrated book “Arnold’s Body Building for Men”, the prolific superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote that people go overboard on protein when they go on a body building spree. Arnold further writes that that he believes to get enough protein eat about 1 gram of protein for every 2 pounds of body weight. Actor Tushar Kapoor from Bollywood collapsed due to an overdose of protein energizer powder. If you think protein powder can give you an enviable body, without side effects, think again.

Protein powder brands are advertised to having more muscle powder, resistance power, and quick recovery. Protein powders have creatin which gives side effects like frequent flatulence, bloating, water retention, muscular cramps, nausea etc. Certain protein powders claim that they have whey isolates, which can actually cause problems like cramping, diarrhea and flatulence. Whey protein can be problematic for people to digest fully and an overdose can lead to kidney problems and weight gain. Soya protein can be allergic and an overdose can lead to increasing estrogen levels and even breast cancer. In fact, any kind of protein powder taken in excess can cause gout, hair loss, constipation, nausea, bad breath, dry skin and dizziness. So it is important to understand the amount of protein intake in your body to know if you are on the right side of good health.

So how much amount of protein supplements is actually recommended? One should intake a minimum of 2.5 percent of your daily calories in protein. In any case, excess protein is stored as fat.

Source by Arunraj V.S.

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