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Is Whey Protein OK to Eat with IgA Nephropathy

Is Whey Protein OK to Eat with IgA NephropathyIgA Nephropathy is one common kidney disorder. To reduce the burden on kidneys, patients should limit their protein intake. Besides, patients with IgA Nephropathy are suggested to take high-quality protein. Whey protein, extracting from milk, is the King of protein.Is whey protein OK to eat for these patients?

Whey protein

As introduced by dietitians, whey protein has high nutrient value. This is because it extracts from milk and it belongs to high-quality protein. High-quality protein can provide more essential amino acids and produce less waste product. Amino acids are essential to strengthen the body and improve the health condition. In view of this, whey protein is one good choice for IgA Nephropathy patients.

In addition to providing rich essential amino acids, this protein source also has the following advantages.

On one hand, it can provide nutrition and supplement energy for the body soon, because it can be absorbed easily.

On the other hand, whey protein contains alpha lactalbumin, immunoglobulin, beta milk globulin, etc, and it is low in fat. Therefore, patients can consume it.

How much whey protein can IgA Nephropathy patients eat?

Since IgA Nephropathy will affect kidneys’ filtration rate, excessive amount of waste products and toxins will build up in the blood. If patients’ urea level is normal, patients are suggested to take in 0.8g/kg body weight of protein every day. If their urea level is higher than the normal, their protein intake should decline to 0.6g/kg body weight every day. Besides, patients should make sure at least half of patients’ protein intake should come from high-quality protein.

From the above analysis, we can know whey protein is one good choice for patients with IgA Nephropathy. If you want to know how much you can take in one time, you can leave a message below or email to

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