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Steven Sellars 11-01-2006 01:10 PM

A few times now, during some of my more strenuous sessions, I have had a scent of ammonia while taking deep breaths, usually through the nose. I have never been able to isolate where the scent is coming from. I don't believe it is from my sweat, since the smell does not linger. Any advice / comments would be helpful.

Franklin Shogie 11-01-2006 02:50 PM

it's from your sweat due to the by-products of proteins breakdown being excreted through the sweat glands.

Mike ODonnell 11-01-2006 03:14 PM

Bet your pee smells the same too. It's the protein breakdown like Franklin said. Drink plenty of water as high protein intake will dehydrate you.


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