You will often read (and I think it has actually been proven) that animal protein can leech calcium and/or other minerals out of bones, causing bone weakness. Whether or not it causes bone weakness in bodybuilders who are performing weight-bearing exercise in addition to eating probably several times over the recommended daily intake of calcium, I don’t know. So I don’t know if us lot who do this, but also eat a lot of animal protein should be worried…?
Also, I’m not sure if it’s just animal protein that causes the bone loss, or too much of ANY protein, including vegetable protein. If it is the first case, does anyone know what’s so special about animal protein that only it and not veggie protein causes the bone loss?
Has anyone actually experienced bone loss from eating too much protein whilst exercising and having a good diet, taking in a lot of calcium?
Is anyone here on a vegetarian bodybuilding diet eating lots of pea + brown rice combo protein (which is apparently a complete protein, but would probably be the worst tasting thing on earth) because they’re worried about it?
Is anyone here on a low-protein bodybuilding diet because of this? Could a low-protein bodybuilding diet even work?
Thanks in advance for your responses people.