If you are considering protein supplements, please consult your health care provider if you have any history of liver or kidney problems since the high nitrogen content of a high protein intake could potentially stress the liver or kidney. We do not make any recommendations for maximum protein intake since we are not fitness professionals or dietitians; a consultation with a fitness professional with credentials in nutrition would be helpful in setting up a beneficial regimen which was personally tailored for you. As a general rule, the protein requirement for basic maintenance is 0.8 grams protein / kg of ideal body weight; in a stressed state, the need may increase to 1.2 – 2 grams protein/ kg of ideal body weight. Bear in mind that excess protein beyond the body’s need for nitrogen is essentially just burned for energy, excess nitrogen is eliminated in the urine, and you end up with an expensive calorie source….
As for prostate concerns, we would again suggest that you have your health care provider monitor your testosterone levels and review the supplements you’re taking. Nutrition is probably more of a concern in development of prostate concerns than supplements: an excessive intake of dietary saturated fat or linoleic acid contributes to the formation of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins which can negatively impact prostate health. Antioxidants which help to protect from free radicals are found naturally in fruits and veggies, especially, and an ample intake supports the health of the whole body as well as the prostate. Some would also suggest that choosing organic foods might eliminate xenobiotics (estrogen-like environmental contaminants) which can contribute to hormone imbalance.
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