DANGER – Energy Products Could be Killing Your Liver

I’ve been taking pre-workout powders and energy shots for over 10 years – that is until two months ago when my doctor said I needed to see a liver specialist – so I stopped taking all energy products, which included those with Creatine and L-Arginine.  This week my liver function tested perfectly normal for the first time in forever.  Energy products have excessive amounts of Niacin, B-12 and Taurine – all of which are toxic to the liver in high doses.  Creatine in high doses is also toxic to the liver.  I thought my liver function was elevated all of these years because of hard living in my 20’s and 30’s.  Turns out it was energy products – all purchased at the local health food store.  Thank God I addressed the correct variable.  If your liver function is high and you don’t drink or drug – think about eliminating the energy products.  Not only has my liver function returned to normal, I feel much more relaxed and my cardio has improved.  Surprisingly, without the Creatine and L-Arginine my muscles did not shrink!  They actually seem harder and more vascular now, and I weigh exactly the same.  Go figure.            

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