View Full Version : Worries of the use of Protein
Mon, February 2nd, 2004, 08:24 PM
Although this will sound most idiotic to many of you, I'm still contemplating the use of Whey protein as I hear many people talk about how it creates lots of... "gas" problems.
How do you folks cope with this situation?
Mon, February 2nd, 2004, 08:32 PM
I constantly hear and read things on bodybuilding forums about gas problems protein can create.
Nothing happens to you, huh? Hm.
Mon, February 2nd, 2004, 08:37 PM
I haven't had any gas problems, either.
Tue, February 3rd, 2004, 12:28 PM
I have never had gas problems with protein. But I do have a friend who does have a gas problem with protein. If I were you I would buy one of those little 1-2 pound containers of Whey are do a test yourself. Everyone is different. Even in my friends case.... he most likly has had gas problems all his life. Protein just must make it a bit worse.
Tue, February 3rd, 2004, 12:51 PM
My workout had a problem with gas. But we used it to our advantage. He used to drag it around the equipment that we wanted to use. FOr some reason we never had to wait for anything.
Seriously, not had any problems.
Tue, February 3rd, 2004, 12:57 PM
I have a problem with gas but I cant work out whether its the protein, creatine or fibre tablets! They dont seem to smell too much (honestly).
"it wasnt me"
Tue, February 3rd, 2004, 01:29 PM
No problems here!
Tue, February 3rd, 2004, 02:42 PM
I had gas problems when I first started taking protein. After a few weeks it seemed to taper off. Now I feel back to "normal".
I'd say give it a try and see what happens, what can it hurt?
Tue, February 3rd, 2004, 03:22 PM
I don't think you have gas problems unless you some degree of lactose intolerance. I could be wrong though.
Tue, February 3rd, 2004, 05:11 PM
I had the gas for the first couple of weeks. It was something awful but has gradually declined. Now, it's a few noxious air biscuits a day instead of every 20 mins. Good thing I live and work alone. :D
It's definitely the protein. Dairy doesn't effect me at all.
Tue, February 3rd, 2004, 05:19 PM
The most likely explanation for extra trouser bubbles is changes in your gut bacteria. As your diet changes (typically lower saturated fat/ carbohydrate and higher protein) the balance of bacterial types in your digestive system will alter to suit the new diet. That changeover period will have a few bumps in the road for most people for a while, then like everything we do to our bodies, adaptation will happen, and things will settle down again.
Tue, February 3rd, 2004, 05:41 PM
I've had quite a bit of wind lately, not too offensive though, just a large volume. I haven't been able to narrow it between the protein or the larger intake of salad greens. Probably both.
Wed, February 4th, 2004, 08:32 AM
I tried out some vegetarian chili and man...noxious. It has soy protein it though, not whey. Whey doesn't effect me. And chili with beef in it doesn't effect me. Gotta be that soy protein.