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Protein->Sulfur+Ammonia. How long does that take?

Answered on December 21, 2014
Created December 20, 2014 at 3:32 PM

I'm about to experiment with 10% protein (down from 35%) to see if it has any effect on brain fog and joint pain. 

How long does it take for the body to break down protein into sulfur and ammonia?

How long does it take for the body to clear it?

I arrived at this hypothesis to test based on my CBS gene mutation (form 23andme genetic testing) and a vague anecdotal impression that perhaps I don't do well when I'm eating too much protein.  


Thanks,

Mike

 

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on December 21, 2014
at 04:40 PM

I've no idea, but I'm curious.

 

I do suspect it's a dose dependent and need dependent process.  If you no longer need the aminos to make/repair tissues, it gets broken down by gluconeogenesis, which then releases sulfur and ammonia.  I suspect if you're very low on carbs it would speed up this process by raising cortisol.

 

Apparently you can use L-Arginine to help dispose of excess ammonia, this is helpful if your detox pathway genes are a bit screwy like mine.

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