Any protein "causes" ammonia in the blood. It's a normal product of digestive metabolism. It's then converted to urea in normal people and excreted by the kidneys.
If you mean an *abnormal buildup* of ammonia in the blood, that's a thing you can only know by having your blood tested and those results interpreted by your healthcare provider. There's no way - and wouldn't be safe to try - to "guesstimate" those values without proper testing.
However, on a brief search, I happened across these resources: www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/ammonia-
“Most ammonia in the body forms when protein is broken down by bacteria in the intestines. The liver normally converts ammonia into urea, which is then eliminated in urine. Ammonia levels in the blood rise when the liver is not able to convert ammonia to urea.” connectedhealthcaresystems.com/lit/elevate
“In humans, the colon is a major site of ammonia production. Ammonia is a by-product of intestinal bacterial metabolism of protein and other nitrogenous compounds. Intestinal enterocytes also contribute to ammonia production through the utilization of glutamine. In healthy individuals, ammonia is converted to urea in the liver, which is then excreted by the kidneys.”
Another good (blog) discussion on high protein diets... healthyeating.sfgate.com/three-problems-as
Questions of this nature are always best posed to professionals trained to know the "right" answers. Please bring it to your doctor!
Edited by: EXOTEC at: 6/22/2014 (12:21)
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