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Thread: Canned tuna versus Mercury, is this something you are concerned about?

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    Canned tuna versus Mercury, is this something you are concerned about?

    What do you all think? Is this an issue you are concerned about? If so, how much tuna do you eat per day? TY...Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by High Desert Bill View Post
    What do you all think? Is this an issue you are concerned about? If so, how much tuna do you eat per day? TY...Bill
    It's controversial. CDC says one thing, other sources say another. Below is a link specific to bodybuilding nutrition. Use it as a guide and if concerned get mercury levels checked at some point.

    https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/mroussell5.htm
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    Canned tuna versus Mercury, is this something you are concerned about?

    It was never (and still isn't) intended to be a warning to the general population. It was aimed at pregnant women and small children. Somehow, this got extrapolated by "experts" to encompass everyone.

    For one thing, Selenium binds to methyl mercury, rendering it non-bioavailable. Take a wild guess at what tuna has a shedload of. I can think of one person that I've ever spoken to, who had issues with the mercury in tuna, and she was eating something like 12-14 cans per week in contest prep, and weighed a whopping 104 lbs.

    Personally, I've eaten more than double that before (using it as my sole protein source during an RFL cut), and had precisely zero issues.
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    My girlfriend always complains about this

    If it was the case being that I eat about 7 cans a day I'd be dead I think

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    Lol, thank you. I won't sweat it, then.

    I'm lucky if I can get down a can a day. 7 cans??? You're a monster!

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