Yeah. Not fun. Lately, I've been getting awful bloating and gas from my whey protein. I can not understand it.
I tried whey isolate, and it did not help. If anything, it was worse. Moreover, the whey isolate was unsweetened, so it couldn't even be an artificial sweetener.
I tried sipping my whey shake. It might have helped, but it did not eliminate the problem.
I tried taking lactase with my whey. I don't understand why it would work, but I decided it wouldn't hurt to try. It might have helped, but I'm not sure. It was not eliminated.
I've been considering purchasing enzymes (e.g. protease, bromelain, papain) to aid in the digestion, or in purchasing hydrolyzed whey. Otherwise, I've read I might benefit from a temporary abstention from whey. In contrast, I've heard adding whey in smaller doses at other times of the day might make my body become comfortable with it again.
I don't want to start purchasing other protein powders. First of all, I have a lot of whey left. Secondly, they aren't going to be as high quality. The best think I've heard of is rice combined with pea protein, and that really doesn't sound like the best bet for me.
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