Whey and fear of kidney problems … Help!
I would like to have your objective and informed opinions on what I am doing with whey protein.
Sporty by nature, I wanted to maximize my mass gain and better recover between workouts. Strength training at a good level for 5 years, I started with normal whey in May of last year and gradually progressed from 73 kgs to 80 or 81 kgs in September 2008. I was taking a shake before training (1 hour) and immediately after training, and did not take anything the day I was inactive. I did three workouts a week.
I then intensified my sports activities by resuming judo in addition to weight training, and switched to whey isolate with a protein content of 93%. I kept my three strength training sessions per week and interspersed two judo training sessions, which makes:
Monday Wednesday and Friday: Muscu (2 hours each time, and work of each muscle group)
Tuesday and Thursday: Judo is good level (being a brown belt and currently in a very good level club in Quebec, with which I plan to resume competition) as
much to tell you that it is tiring! My whey doses have increased:
I always keep my whey intake 1 hour before weight training and immediately after. For judo I only take a shake afterwards and basta.
Food side I have three good meals a day:
– One or two bowls of cereal in the morning.
– At noon and in the evening: a vegetable (often salad, with raw vegetables), a slow sugar (rice or pasta depending on, about 200gr) and finally around 200g of meat (either beef or fish or chicken)
In addition, I space my whey intakes of about two hours between the last meal or the next meal so as not to overload the kidneys with protein, and drink about 2L of water per day. At the same time, I take nothing on my days off, two days a week (weekends). As a note, my shakes have 30 grams of protein, and I’ve been on whey for 9 months now. At the same time, I do not take anything else (no creatine, etc.)
Here are the descriptions of my use in whey. I am worried because I have the impression that I sometimes have a gene if not badly depending on the posture along the left column under the toracic cage. My urine is yellow in the morning but I think it is due to the catabolism of the night and the fact that we do not drink at night. otherwise, the rest of the day, they are white.
Do you think that with such a history of using whey over 9 months, I could have a serious kidney problem? Should I do a medical exam?
Is my current use of whey correct?
Thank you in advance for your answers which will greatly destress me.
“My urine is yellow in the morning but I think it’s due to the catabolism of the night”
-It’s good because of the fasting at night, but it’s because of the hydration. Your urine should only be yellow in the morning, otherwise it indicates insufficient hydration.
“Do you think that with such a history of using whey over 9 months, I could have a serious kidney problem? Should I get a medical exam?”
-Kidney problems only occur with excessive protein consumption, and insufficient hydration.
“Is my current use of whey correct?”
– Also eat it for breakfast.
1 green tea or coffee, a whey shake, several buttered rusks, 1 orange and you’re ready for the day.
Thank you for your answer Arsher, full of advice!
Regarding my urine they are not actually yellow in the morning, the rest of the day they are transparent or slightly yellow after a large amount of urine evacuated (I drink a lot a lot)
I do not find on the other hand a real answer when you answer me “Kidney problems only occur with excessive protein intake, and insufficient hydration.”
Is a kidney problem in me clearly possible with the use I have made of whey or not?
Once again thank you, and if others want to contribute their opinion, they are welcome
“Is a kidney problem in me clearly possible with the use I have made of whey so far or not?”
-Taking whey alone has only benefits.