PDA

View Full Version : Has anyone tried this with any success?



Altephor
12-30-2006, 11:31 PM
My body apparantly does not digest whey protein very well. It causes cramps and diarrhea. Anyways, the guy at vitamin world suggested taking some papaya enzyme pills about 20-30 min before my shake to aid in digestion. I haven't tried it yet because I have work and other social activities so if it doesn't work I don't want to get cramped up in the middle of work and such. Was wondering if anyone had similiar problems and tried this.

He also suggested switching to egg protein. I assume whey is better, but why?

stepto180
12-30-2006, 11:36 PM
whey is not better then egg protien just different
whey is quick digesting so should be taken before,during or after a workout

egg is slow digesting so should be taken as a meal or idealy as a last meal before bed so your body does not go in to a fast as quickly

I know nothing about papya or its enzyme other then tastes gross :)

BakedWafer
12-31-2006, 02:24 PM
Beano, Acidophilus, Peppermint. When I bulk many nutrients, protein and otherwise come from supplements. Sometimes the old digestive track gets a little sketchy from all the protein & carbohydrates. Try it out, the stuff is pretty cheap if you do not mind generics.

Regards

Altephor
12-31-2006, 02:44 PM
Well I'm trying the papaya right now so hopefully it works. Otherwise I will have to switch proteins most likely.

clawhammer_33
12-31-2006, 02:59 PM
how are you taking the whey?

Altephor
12-31-2006, 04:05 PM
In milk (and no, I am not lactose intolerant).

stallion
01-01-2007, 10:35 AM
I had similar reactions the first couple of times I drank a shake. My guess is your body isn't used to this kind of protein and needs a little bit of time to adjust. Are you drinking it RIGHT after working out? One time I did this when I just started drinking shakes and something went wrong in the ol' gut because my farts and burps smelled like rotten, festering chocloate (it was chocolate whey).

Solution: Give it some time, and maybe don't drink it real fast, especially if your heart rate is very high.

Altephor
01-01-2007, 01:28 PM
No it upsets my stomach no matter when I take it, and I use to drink them all the time. It's definitely something in the whey.

deeder
01-01-2007, 10:36 PM
Are you lactose intolerant?

Altephor
01-01-2007, 11:21 PM
Nope

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
01-01-2007, 11:39 PM
Have you checked with a doctor to confirm this?

Altephor
01-01-2007, 11:54 PM
Nope, but eat and drink dairy all the time with no problems whatsoever.

deeder
01-02-2007, 01:49 AM
I must have missed above where you said you weren't lactose intolerant.. :p

Could be how much you're taking.

Altephor
01-02-2007, 11:05 AM
I'm taking one scoop in milk.. it's 24g of protein. Only one shake a day.

The papaya seemed to help a little, but I don't know if it was the papaya itself or just a little luck. My stomach still got a little 'gurgily', so it didn't fix the problem entirely.

djreef
01-04-2007, 03:09 PM
You may have gotten a bad batch. If it's contaminated you could be having mini food poisoning episodes. I'd try something different, or a different brand.

DJ

Altephor
01-04-2007, 06:08 PM
I've tried three different brands, in water and milk, on both full and empty stomach, alone and with things mixed in it (peanut butter, bananas, etc). All of it upsets my stomach.

Now what I'm confused about is that I tried a proto-pure bar today, which has 32g whey, and it did not upset me at all.

TTT
01-04-2007, 06:23 PM
The only thing I can think of is that it's the sweetener in the whey. Is it artificially sweetened (as 99.9% of them are)? Google 'sugar alcohols' and see what turns up :)

Altephor
01-04-2007, 08:16 PM
I have no idea. What is the artificial sweetener in them, I'll go check the label.


Edit* The powder I have (Precision Engineered) is artificially flavored/sweetened, but it doesn't go into detail as to what it is. The bar is also, so unless they are different sweeteners, I don't see how that could be it.

Altephor
01-04-2007, 09:23 PM
Also says on the bar that it contains 11g of sugar alcohol.. and it didn't cause any problem..

Alex.V
01-04-2007, 09:50 PM
Sugar alcohols aren't artificial sweeteners.

Altephor
01-04-2007, 10:47 PM
Well either way, the bar says it contains them and that they may upset the stomach... but the bar is fine.

p0ng
01-04-2007, 11:37 PM
is that doesnt work, try chewing on some fresh ginger before u drink the shake. should settle any stomach ache.

Altephor
01-05-2007, 12:47 AM
Well the papaya did work.. I took 5 tablets before my protein shake and it settled my stomach.. it didn't completely negate the upset stomach but it wasn't bad at all.

But I tried the bar WITHOUT the papaya, and it didn't bother me at all. I can't figure out why other than one is liquid and the other solid.