Protein allergy? 3 tips to build muscle despite protein intolerance!

You have a protein allergy and wonder how you can build muscles under these circumstances? That’s a fair question, because protein is an essential nutrient for the body and an adequate protein intake is the basis for building muscle. But don’t worry, there are a few options here too. In this article, I’ll show you 3 tips you can use to build muscle despite protein intolerance!

#1 Consult a doctor

A doctor can use an allergy test to determine if it’s a protein allergy or an intolerance to certain protein sources. It often turns out that it is not a general protein allergy, but an intolerance to specific protein sources. An intolerance to all protein sources, on the other hand, is rare because protein is a vital nutrient for the body. The doctor can also tell you which protein sources your body cannot tolerate and which foods you should avoid in your case.

#2 Alternative protein sources

If the allergy test at the doctor has shown that it is an intolerance to certain protein sources, you can resort to alternatives. In most cases it is a milk protein allergy, where you should avoid products such as cow’s milk, cheese, cottage cheese, etc. (but again, the doctor can give you more specific information about which foods it applies to in your case). Instead, you can turn to meat and fish, as well as vegetable sources of protein, such as legumes. As long as your protein needs are met, there is no obstacle to building muscle without products containing milk protein, as numerous vegetarian and also vegan bodybuilders have already proven.

#3 Supplements

If you have an intolerance to certain protein sources, your food choices will be limited. For this reason, if you are having trouble meeting your daily protein needs, you can turn to supplements, such as vegan protein powder. There are many supplements that you don’t necessarily need, but here they can actually be useful as they supplement your lack of food. Supplements are not only useful for meeting your protein needs, but also for preparing certain dishes that often contain milk protein, such as pancakes.

Conclusion

A protein allergy is often not as bad as it seems at first glance: you can build muscle even with a protein intolerance. In many cases, a protein allergy means an intolerance to certain protein sources, which a doctor can accurately determine with the help of an allergy test. An intolerance to all protein sources, on the other hand, is rare because protein is a vital nutrient for the body. Most of the time, you can replace the protein sources you have to avoid with alternatives such as vegetable proteins, and supplements can also be helpful in this case.

Did these tips help you build muscle despite a protein allergy? Feel free to share your experiences in the comments, I’m happy to exchange with you. If you have more questions about protein intolerance, you can also ask me there, I’ll be happy to help you!

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