January 7, 2010 at 1:04 pm #3153modoggParticipant
So should I refrain from my use of Solgar Whey Protein because of gout? Does it contribute to increase in uric acid? Any advice would be helpful!
MoJanuary 7, 2010 at 5:15 pm #7205zip2playParticipant
The online anecdotal evidence seems to be that whey protein is good for gout BUT keep in mind that huge supplements of extremely high protein foods provides lots of excess nitrogen and the principal way that we humans get rid of nitrogen is through excretion of uric acid and urea.
Remember too that lots of “it's good for you's” are published by somebody selling something.
Okay, I found something that says with some authority the same thing I did:
Are you a bodybuilder?January 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm #7208Keith Taylor (GoutPal Admin)Participant
I would add to Zip's useful information that no single food can be judged in isolation. A protein balanced diet is important. Diet promotors will disagree on the percentage with heated debates as to 30% or 40%. The real issue is that it should probably not be more than 40%.
If you are taking whey protein as part of a balanced diet to replace some animal protein, or as a vegetarian, then you are OK. If you take it as a supplement to boost muscle mass, then there are lots of indications that increased muscle mass increases uric acid.January 8, 2010 at 10:51 am #7211modoggParticipant
Thanks. I am not a body builder. However, I do regularly exercise and do some weight training. I take a scoop of whey protein sometimes after my workout. That is all. Thoughts?January 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm #7221zip2playParticipant
I think you'll be okay. I make protein shakes to replace a couple breakfasts each week and I've used gobs of both 90%whey and soy protein powders without any problems. (1 egg, 10 ounces whole milk, 1 ounce 90% protein, vanilla, cocoa (3 Tbsp…I like chocolate) and 5 ice cubes.. thickened with 1/8 tsp guar or or a pinch of xanthan gum. Sheer deliciousness and about 20 ounces volume.
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