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Is it Safe to Consume Multiple Protein Shakes in a Day?

Question: I have a question regarding the protein shakes. I would like to know how frequently they should be consumed, as the labels do not specifically state this information.

Protein shakes can be consumed as often as you like, while not exceeding the day's requirement of protein, but they should not be viewed as complete meal replacements. Many of the shakes contain about 20 grams of protein when mixed with water or juice, so three shakes per day provide around 60 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Therefore, a person who weighs 160 pounds should consume around 64 grams of protein, although a very active person may require more. Consumers do not want to exceed this intake of protein, however, especially if they are getting protein from other sources like meat, cheese, eggs, etc., as it's possible that excessive amounts of protein have an adverse effect on the kidneys.

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