Fatty liver and protein powder

  • Fatty liver and protein powder

     PeterCA updated 4 days, 11 hours ago 4 Members · 6 Posts
  • Summerchild_1990

    September 13, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Hi guys,

    Does anybody knows if protein powder usage causes cholesterol and fatty liver issues. I have been using whey protein for almost 4 years now and my blood test results says my SGOT and SGPT levels are high.

    I read things online but it Doesn’t say anything about protein powder. Is there a specific type of brand or product someone can suggest please??

  • Lifter67

    September 14, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    It isn’t the protein or whey powder that is the problem it is the artificial sweetener they are putting into these products. go here to learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7257251/

  • Summerchild_1990

    September 16, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Thanks for your help. Really appreciate it. 😘

    • Curvdkblktop

      September 18, 2021 at 12:32 pm

      FYI, most protein powders will contain a “serving’s worth” of cholesterol equivalent of most lean red meat…could be problematic for someone that is touching the upper-limit of the daily tolerance (based on medical history, family genetics, etc.); it’s the reason I moved away from protein supplements 8 years ago.

      Setting aside advances in supplement technology, I have found that incorporating quinoa and wild-caught fish to meet increased protein requirements has helped me decrease my cholesterol levels. I hope this helps!

  • Summerchild_1990

    September 20, 2021 at 4:38 am

    Thanks mate 🤗

  • PeterCA

    September 22, 2021 at 7:02 am

    I dont think its the protein powder. May be some other kind of food or any past history of liver trauma/ailments ? And generally SGOT/PT can be marginally high. If they are really high, there are medicine available. Just 1 advise that works well – Drink a lot (of water :P) and exercise daily. Water helps!

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