- Nov 12, 2022
Hard to know what to believe on protein intake and its effect on the liver and kidneys. When I first started having liver and kidney numbers which were admittedly pretty high, I was using a meal service which mostly focused on protein with very few veggies.....and there was WAY too much salt in there to boot. I was also using protein powder, but not excessively. As soon as the blood test came back, before my re-eval appt, the doc messaged me and told me in capital letters to stop using protein powder and cut back on other protein as well. I did, and a retest two weeks later showed the numbers were significantly reduced. I don't know what to believe. I don't use protein powder anymore and switched to a meal service with meals designed by a dietician which is much healthier with a better macro balance and not so much salt. I don't eat out much and mostly rely on the meals. My liver and kidney numbers are all good now. Just throwing it out there from personal experience, could be different people react differently, perhaps the numbers were caused by something else, but the most significant thing for me is the numbers came right down after the diet change (and drinking way more water).