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A 17-year-old male asked:

I'm 17 years old and i'm going to the gym are protein shakes harmful to me?

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Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 33 years experience
Normal kidneys?: It is important to make sure that your kidneys are working properly and that you are consuming a protein combination that is safe for you. Generally most people can consume 1-1.5 grams/kg of protein and higher levels can be consumed by the level of activity. Please consult your doctor to understand what is safe for you. Too much protein and other additives in body building formulas can be harmf
Last updated May 10, 2015
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