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Protein and Breakouts?


#1

A friend told me that you 'know' your protein is working when you start breaking out. I knew it was working when my muscles were healing faster(pain-wise). I did notice the same day he told me that i was having some odd breakouts.

Is it true that protein can cause you to breakout?


#2

Um....no. Not unless it's doped with androgens. It will make your gas stink worse than before, however.


#3

And chocolate doesn't either.
And your lack of pain is simply a byproduct of body assimilation to the given stressload, not to your protein intake.


#4

Your friend is way off.

I'd be curious if eggs make him breakout too. Lots of people (non-lifters) eat foods high in protein (eggs, fish, meat). Are all they walking around with acne?

Nick


#5

Don't think so. I've never noticed breakouts from protein intake.