Supplements that could alter kidney values

  1. Supplements that could alter kidney values

    Just got blood work done last week. Overall everything looked good except for my kidney values. They were:

    BUN -32H (Ref Range 5-26)
    Creatinine, Serum - 1.43H (Ref Range 0.76 - 1.27)

    I immediately threw it off because I know Creatine supplementation can alter these values. But the weird thing is after looking at my supplement stack I realized I wasn't taking anything with Creatine in it. My stack includes the following

    Controlled Labs - White Flood
    USP Labs - OEP
    PES - AT2
    DS - Lean Xtreme
    Protein Powder - NutraPro
    Multi Vitamin (One a Day)

    Other than that, I'm on a Carb Cycling diet so my protein consumption is a little higher than normal which I know can stress kidney function. Do any of you guys have an idea if the supplements I'm taking could put stress on the kidneys.

    Thanks for any input you can provide. I've got another appt. in 2 weeks to recheck values.

  2. Creatinine can be non-pathologically elevated in highly muscular athletic males. I know mine runs around 130 normally. High protein diets can elevate BUN. Nothing to worry about there really bud.

  3. i agree with steve. most not all drs will dismiss those readings if they see you are a serious weight lifter which means you eat like one also

  4. k, thanks for the input guys. My Dr. knows that I lift and eat a lot of protein but he got me a little worried yesterday as my levels havne't been this high before. He suggested lowering my protein powder intake, which I have an issue with as I've been consuming protein pwdr's for breakfast, (morning shake with oatmeal and pb) post w/o, and at night (with cottage cheese and pb) for years now. So I don't see why my values would jump up now for something I've been doing for years. He just kept stressing that you don't want to mess your kidneys up and he's concerned with the values (which I am too and agree with him) but I doubt it's the protien powders.

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