Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) Questions Protein shakes

Do protein powders affect the kidneys?

I am 28 years old and I have just started going to the gym. My instructor has advised me to take protein supplements to enhance the weight loss process. I want to know if these can affect my kidneys or any other part of my body in a negative way?

2 Answers

High protein intake causes metabolic stress and one needs to also be followed by a physician.
Yes, this may increase the work load of your kidneys. If you’re doing that, you should drink a lot of water.
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