3 Fake Facts You've Heard About Protein

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There are many misconceptions out there when it comes to using protein powder. From when to take it to who should take it, for women especially it can be a difficult-to-navigate industry where we can easily feel out of place. At Free Soul, we're here to change that. 

With the help of Free Soul ambassador, Dr Monika Sharma we're debunking all the myths and setting all the facts straight. Here are 3 things you've probably heard about protein that just aren't true - and why!



Protein is harmful to the kidneys ❌

For the healthy general population, consuming a high protein diet has not shown be harmful to the kidneys. Those with underlying medical conditions such as liver and kidney disease should seek professional advice.


Protein makes you gain weight ❌

No. Not true. You need to look at your overall calorie consumption coupled with your activity level if weight loss is your goal. Protein alone will not cause weight gain.


There is a maximum amount of protein the body can absorb per hour ❌

There is no maximum hourly rate on how much protein your body will absorb. Protein has a plethora of benefits such as skin maintenance, improving enzyme function and many more.


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