RE: Gaining muscle without damage
The thing with protein is that amino acids can't be stored in the body. The body is in constant need of aminos but at times there can be an excess and that is when the body has to get rid of it. The excess can be converted to glucose and then used as fuel, it's treated as a carbohydrate basically..and if the body does not need that of course then it is mostly converted to triglycerides and stored as bodyfat.
During protein digestion there is a byproduct called ammonia that is converted to urea in the liver and excreted by the kidneys.
Studies show that a heavy loaded protein diet affects people that have already existing kidney problems..it causes complications.
This is where the news of liver and kidney damage comes from in regards to heavy protein consumption.
How much do you plan on consuming per day in relation to your bodyweight?