Thread: constipation and whey protein
05-17-2005, 11:59 PM #1
constipation and whey protein
I read somewhere that whey protein tends to cause constipation. Anybody find this to be true? If so, are other forms of protein preferable in this regard?
05-18-2005, 01:39 AM #2New Member
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It does bind you up. Once a day, I drink a glass of generic Metamucil that I bought for $3.50 at Wal-Mart everyday. It contains Psyllium Husk. If your a purest, you can buy pure Psyllium Husk at any health food store.
It's not a laxative, so no leakage or cramping. Everything comes out smoothly without having to strain. I've only tried limited amounts of soy protein (not enough to know how it effected my system), so I really don't know if other protein powders bind you up or not.
Last edited by itza2mer; 05-18-2005 at 01:46 AM.
05-18-2005, 11:07 AM #3
recommend buying refined protein... and most importantly don't ignore fiber content... the common 1-2 grams on most protein supps will not aid in your digestion. some suggestions are tri-o plex bars and all whole grain/organic/natural (less processed) sources...
05-18-2005, 01:46 PM #4
Many people often have digestive problems when taking whey concentrate or whey blend protein. Isolate protein does not cause as many digestive problems, but is twice as expensive...
05-18-2005, 01:48 PM #5
As for the constipation, if you eat enough green veggies and take in enough insoluble fiber, your digestive tract should function normlly...
05-18-2005, 02:09 PM #6Originally Posted by dwaynewade
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