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Old Mon, February 19th, 2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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Default Stomach pain from whey protein powder?

Last week I started using whey protein powder for the first time. The brand I'm using until my Nitrean arrives is Maximuscle's Promax.

Ever since I started drinking the shakes in accordance with my SGX protocol, I've been suffering from mild to moderate stomach cramps. Y'know, as if I need to "go" - the thing is, I don't always need to.

I was wondering if it was the flax oil that I was taking in the shakes but I haven't had any of that yesterday or today and it hasn't really helped. Today the ache was most pronounced after having my meal 4 shake, which makes me think that's the problem.

Has anyone else encountered this issue? I know I'm not lactose intolerant or anything. Is it just my body getting used to the huge increase in protein intake? I've gone from barely 50-60g a day to getting on for 250 after all!
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Old Mon, February 19th, 2007, 11:29 AM   #2
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50-60g a day to 250g may be causing the stomach problems. I really don't know. Maybe it's your brand of protein powder that's causing it?
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50-60g a day to 250g may be causing the stomach problems. I really don't know. Maybe it's your brand of protein powder that's causing it?
I really need my Nitrean to show up so I can check if it's the brand. Goddamn
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I think its your increased protein + fat combinations. I have the same feeling after my protein meals or protein+fat meals.
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Old Tue, February 20th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #5
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I think it could be dew to the sweetners used in the Protine powder.
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Old Tue, February 20th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #6
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I may be totally incorrect, but I think you will find that you don't experience that problem with Nitrean.
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Old Tue, February 20th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #7
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Drink more water when you take the powder. A large portion of digestion problems tend to stem from dehydration.
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Hey Gaz, I didn't realize you were doing SGX. That's great. You're going to love the results.

I remember having a similar problem with whey and I'm not sure if it was while I was on SGX or not. I think I decided it was the brand of whey I was using. Haven't had the problem since and I have at least two shakes a day. But when I had the cramps, it was bad. I even had to leave work one day.
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I may be totally incorrect, but I think you will find that you don't experience that problem with Nitrean.


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I'm not sure of the composition of Promax, but I find that certain protein powders have bad effects on my gutst too!

Do a search on Swole's forum as this was discussed at some point there. The conclusion was that switching to a whey isolate should end your problems.

My personal experience is that too much concentrate and i'm farting out of my left ear!! I had a bad time with some cheap bulk powder I bought.

I recommend you change powders. For SGX I find that USN 100% Whey (isolate + concentrate blend) is good, or go for the NZ Whey isolate from www.myprotein.co.uk which is also pretty good. The Nitrean will probably be fine too.
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I'm going to second (or third?) the opinion that it's your brand of protein powder and not a more general problem with whey or upping protein intake. I've had the exact same thing happen to me (many times) when, during periods of time where I'd be eating certain foods at certain times like clockwork, I'd run out of my Nitrean or Dymatize and have to use a temporary protein replacement while I waited on the shipment. Designer Whey is particularly bad for causing cramps...virtually seconds after eating/drinking anything with Designer Whey in it. Not sure what makes some powders do this and some not. But as Chris said, you should be money with Nitrean.
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Stomach pains are almost completely gone with Nitrean. Still get them occasionally but not as strong or as long-lasting.

Nitrean - is there anything it can't do?
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OK.... that's it.... I am dumping my stash of ATW protein powder. I NEVER have the feeling of discomfort with Nitrean that I now do with my old batches of ATW powder. Amd I actually feel better when I am drinking Nitrean....
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Stomach pains are almost completely gone with Nitrean. Still get them occasionally but not as strong or as long-lasting.

Nitrean - is there anything it can't do?
Gaz, out of interest how are you getting Nitrean in the UK? I wanted to try some, but their website says they don't accept international orders.
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Gaz, out of interest how are you getting Nitrean in the UK? I wanted to try some, but their website says they don't accept international orders.



No, it states that we provide custom quotes for international orders. Just email us and we will give you a quote. Most of our UK customers find the price to be quite competitive including the cost of shipping.

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Thanks to everyone with their kind comments about Nitrean!
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Just PM Chris for a quote - I recommend getting several tubs at once. Fo example, one tub on its own is $80 but if you order 6 tubs it's $55 per tub.
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All The Whey gave me the worst gas. Seriously, it was uncomfortable, and my roommate hated me.

My first protein was from ProSource, which was damn good and I still haven't found something so tasty. I like Nitrean and it does nothing but good things to my GI tract. Go with a quality product and you will be happier.


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HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! i agree. but sometimes....even when your blanket isn't above your head....the smell kinda drifts up towards the opening anyways .

i like my nitrean. i haven't been serious enough to note any significant changes performance but i DO know the vanilla nitrean's pretty darn tasty .

i do sometimes get an upset stomach from opticen though. i think my diet habits are to messed up right now is all. i think if i had a solid diet i'd have no problems.
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