I'm taking a new brand of shakes and they tend to give me the runs. From my understanding, diarrhea is a result of food passing through the intestines before all the water/nutrients are able to be extracted. I am not sure if it is possible to pass protein out in one's stool. Is consuming this stuff a waste? Can someone clarify? Thanks.
Last edited by ClubberLang; 07-04-2006 at 12:45 AM.
Try eating before taking the shake so it sits in your stomach longer
what brand is it?
You'd be surprised but you could be lactose interolerant
Last edited by Jordanbcool; 07-04-2006 at 09:27 AM.
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I have the same problem, and i was just gonna post asking if it was a waste to take it if u just crap it out 2 hours later? Or does your body obsorbe the calories and protein etc
i bought it at www.allthewhey.com their prices are insane. To be fair, their WP isolate has been good to my tummy. Their whey protein blend has been leass agreable. I usually can't drink whey protein concentrate at all but i decided to give their isolate/concentrate blend a try.
I was getting the runs until I switched brands. Apparently I don't do well with the shakes that use artificial sweeteners. Aspertame = bathroom nightmare for me. So I just stay away from it. I switched to a protein that doesn't use any artificial sweeteners and I've been just fine now.
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Sometimes you can actually be eating to much protein. I know its rare and studies exist showing most people can handle high protein diets, but from eating 1.5g of protein times my bodyweight (Im 175 lbs so roughly 250g protein everyday) and taking creatine, my kidneys and liver went biserk. They simply couldnt handle all of the toxins being created from breaking down the protein and so I had diahrea and bad gas from my body trying to get food out of my system in a hurry. I had a healthy and nutritious diet, but it wasnt very balanced as about 45% of my calories came from protein. As a result I have elevated amounts of creatinine and BUN in my blood which are toxins your kidneys are supposed to take care of. After finding out this was happening a couple days ago from my doctor, Ive backed way off of 250gs of protein daily and am noticing hardly any diahrea/gas now. I get my blood taken again tomorrow and hopefully the creatine and BUN levels have dropped back to safe levels.
Not trying to scare you but just letting you know its a small possibility judging from your symptoms.
Last edited by Quattro; 07-04-2006 at 09:39 PM.
I use to get the runs all the time when I used other protein supps... Soon as I switched to Nitrean I have no problems with the runs, I do get slight gas but nothing too intolerable.
Long signatures SUCK.
On an empty stomach I have to hit the head within an hour of taking a full serving of Opticen. Every time.
I do not have this problem with Nitrean or Met-Rx.
IDK why but I had mad blowouts when I started taking all my supplements but that all stopped after about a week and now Ive doubled and tripled the doses without any relapse or anything... id say my poop is almost too solid now... (maybe thats the raw quaker oats?)
Shouldn't protein drinks make you constipated if anything???? No toilet is safe when I'm bulking!!!
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So which brand of protein should I get?
I like optimum nutrition, double chocolate I believe is the flavor.Originally Posted by Billy E.
Sorry... I know this is an old thread.Originally Posted by ehscrewdude
I started my bulk on Monday, and I've started having horrible problems in the afternoon. Every day now, I run to the restroom (pun intended). One more minor attack in the evening, and it goes away and I'm good to go for the rest of the night.
This got me wondering if maybe I was lactose intolerant, or not handling eating all this food so well. Are you saying there's a chance this will just go away as my system adjusts? I'm willing to keep this up for another week or so as an experiment... but it's not fun.
Second question... if it turns out I'm lactose intolerant, and this problem is because I've added 2.5 - 3 pints of 2% milk to my diet... am I really getting those milk calories? Wouldn't this mean some of that sugar isn't being digested and therefore isn't getting into my bloodstream, and my daily caloric intake is less than I'm calculating?
If the enzyme lactase is not hydrolyzing lactose into galactose and glucose, then no, you aren't absorbing it.Originally Posted by mikej
Unfotunately there's not really a definite way for you to determine how much lactose you body is hydrolyzing.
OK... but is there a ceiling? In other words, let's say I'm taking in 600 calories in milk, but I'm only hydrolyzing X calories. If I take in 700 calories, does X increase, or is it a set amount based on the amount of lactase my body makes?Originally Posted by Slim Schaedle
Or... would spreading out my milk consumption help? I know we don't even know if this is my problem, but if it is... my current M.O. is to have a pint at 9:00 AM, a half-pint at 10:30, and a pint at 1:15 PM. Maybe spread that out into the evening?
:edit: I know I'm not totally intolerant, I always have had milk in my diet.
well i dont think its lactose intolerant with me cuz im using isopure zero carbs fruit drink.. and holy ****.. its tearing me up
Just switch to sweetened soy milk. I actually prefer the taste to milk, it's SOOOOO good.Originally Posted by mikej
I kept up the same-'ole routine with my milk consumption yesterday, and ended up being just fine in the afternoon. A little uneasy, but no major "issues". So... I'm thinking I must just be getting used to the big increase and it took awhile for my system to adjust.
It could be a host of things. Lactose intolerance would be my first guess, which has nothing to do with protein absorption.
The only test would be to eat the same amount of protein from a different source.
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