Ammonia smell after cardio

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  1. crsaum

    crsaum New Member

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    I just finished up an hour of cardio and my sweat has an ammonia smell to it. Is this bad or an indicator of unbalanced nutrition? :dunno:
     
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    eat more carbs








    i mean yeah... aids
     
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    ....:slap:
     
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    doesn't this mean your body is burning muscle?
     
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    i believe it does
     
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    golfnut019 i love them little white balls

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    Is there any troof to this?
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I get this occasionaly and I eat a shitload of carbs. It started after I got AIDS
     
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    more carbs + more water will solve your problem
     
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    You're supposed to drink that, actually.
     
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    happens to me after a workout.. since i dont do cardio.
     
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    thanks
     
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    LBFilmGuy LOL why u mad tho?

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    What is ammonia and where does it come from?
    Ammonia (chemical term is NH3) is a nitrogen breakdown product of amino acids in the body. Amino acids are the building blocks to make proteins in the body. If your body turn to breaking down amino acids for energy (instead of using carbohydrate and/or fat), the nitrogen atom is chemically stripped of the amino acid molecule (which is then converted to glucose fuel) and processes the nitrogen in the kidneys and forms urea for excretion. If your kidneys cannot handle the load of urea, the nitrogen is excreted in your sweat as ammonia.
     
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    usually happens on a high fat diet
     
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    car ramrod I'm all highway

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    SirBoss7 Life is a tragedy to those who feel and a comedy t

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    Hmm, are you taking a lot of painkillers right now?

    After the marathon, I had pulled a tendon and a ligament in each knee cap and I was in really bad pain. So I was taking naproxen for a while, but a little too much and too often--basically, my urine smelled extremely basic..

    IF you're taking painkillers, particularly anything besides ibuprofen (naproxen is harder on the stomach), then lay off it.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I dont consider a NSAID pain killers :hs:
     
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