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Best protein powder for people with IBS?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 11, 2012 at 2:42 AM

HI

I'm considering adding a protein powder to my diet. I have trouble eating enough for my activity level because of my IBS so I'm a bit underweight.

I don't have the patience/energy to do bone broth every day and the Great Lakes gelatin I use sometimes doesn't sit well with me. I seem to do ok with oysters and liver, but couldn't eat those for breakfast.

I'd like to find something that I could incorporate into a morning smoothie.

Jini Patel Thompson's Absorb Plus shakes (http://www.absorbplus.com/) would be tempting to try if they weren't insanely expensive.

Any recommendations?

Thanks!

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 12, 2012
at 03:01 PM

Great Kelly! I hope its a good product for you.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on June 12, 2012
at 11:44 AM

@Crowlover, I just purchased some, based on your recommendation before, I'm waiting for someone to bring it to me (from another country), so I should be trying it soon to see if that works....I'm very curious to do the test and see if I have too little or too much acid once and for all (ie: no heartburn, acid reflux ever)..

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 12, 2012
at 02:03 AM

Kyev I might be way off base here in terms or what could upset your GI system however I wonder if you have tried any HCL/Betaine with your protein (meat or eggs or whatever protein it is). Many adults do not have adequate stomach acid to digest the protein... just a thought.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on June 11, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Actually, I was under the impression that the egg whites are harder to digest than the yolk.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 11, 2012
at 10:20 PM

Well its hard to say what improved what exactly as I made so many changes at once. Also, I need to say that I do not have IBS, rather was recommending a good powder in general. I use it as a snack or as part of one of 4 high protein meals. I personally mix it with water and berries and ground flax.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 11, 2012
at 10:17 PM

Thanks Kyev. Honestly I was thinking that same thing. They should give some samples or sell a small trial size. You might contact DFH and ask them.I sure understand not wanting to waste 70$!

D460f31ffa93f2b244ee66ba966574b9

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on June 11, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Yea I was thinking about doing a rice protein, that looks like a good brand! Have you tried Sunwarrior?

D460f31ffa93f2b244ee66ba966574b9

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on June 11, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Thanks for your input, yea I would prefer to meet all my needs with unprocessed sources of protein, but I have a hard time eating meat more than once/twice a day. Whey seems to work for some people with IBS, so I may give it a try and discontinue if it causes issues.

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on June 11, 2012
at 08:42 PM

Hmmm will look into it. My family actually has free-range chickens, but I don't eat eggs often b/c unfortunately they give me digestive issues...but maybe eating just egg whites is different.

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on June 11, 2012
at 08:40 PM

@Crowlover - I don't mind spending that much, but I'm a bit hesitant b/c I've been disappointed by too many products. What improvements have you noticed with it? And btw, what do you mix it with? Water, milk, fruit?

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 11, 2012
at 03:59 PM

lol. I do use a lot of DFH products but I am no in sales, I assure you. Maybe I should be?

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on June 11, 2012
at 01:10 PM

Nice try, Whey Cool salesman.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 11, 2012
at 06:11 AM

yes its pricey however if you think of it as a meal (which it pretty much is) then its reasonable, right?

D460f31ffa93f2b244ee66ba966574b9

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on June 11, 2012
at 04:14 AM

Thanks! Looks like a quality whey protein. It's 30 servings per container which would make it roughly $2.25 per serving so a bit pricey. Here is another one I am considering: http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SWU688/ItemDetail

5c94900002a867dfa2a8fcd91a576c5e

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on June 11, 2012
at 03:19 AM

My crossfit coach recommended I get Whey Cool. Haven't tried it yet because of the price, but if he's recommending it; it must be quality.

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on June 11, 2012
at 12:34 PM

I understand your need to want to get more protein, but whey may potentially irritate your gut, you'd be better off eating high quality real proteins.

I had the same thought initially and tried it and my IBS got worse, and I got a clean product of high quality (added 1 shake per day). If you are eating 3 meals a day you should be ok to get your proteins in.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 12, 2012
at 02:03 AM

Kyev I might be way off base here in terms or what could upset your GI system however I wonder if you have tried any HCL/Betaine with your protein (meat or eggs or whatever protein it is). Many adults do not have adequate stomach acid to digest the protein... just a thought.

D460f31ffa93f2b244ee66ba966574b9

(153)

on June 11, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Thanks for your input, yea I would prefer to meet all my needs with unprocessed sources of protein, but I have a hard time eating meat more than once/twice a day. Whey seems to work for some people with IBS, so I may give it a try and discontinue if it causes issues.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 12, 2012
at 03:01 PM

Great Kelly! I hope its a good product for you.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on June 12, 2012
at 11:44 AM

@Crowlover, I just purchased some, based on your recommendation before, I'm waiting for someone to bring it to me (from another country), so I should be trying it soon to see if that works....I'm very curious to do the test and see if I have too little or too much acid once and for all (ie: no heartburn, acid reflux ever)..

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4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

on June 11, 2012
at 02:57 AM

I really like Whey Cool by Designs for Health. Great product.

Whey Cool Plain 900 gm powder - Catalog - Designs for Health patient.designsforhealth.com/Whey-Cool-Powder-PlainWhey Cool???, the proprietary non-denatured whey protein concentrate used in PaleoMeal???, is produced to maintain the full range of the fragile immune ...

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on June 11, 2012
at 01:10 PM

Nice try, Whey Cool salesman.

D460f31ffa93f2b244ee66ba966574b9

(153)

on June 11, 2012
at 04:14 AM

Thanks! Looks like a quality whey protein. It's 30 servings per container which would make it roughly $2.25 per serving so a bit pricey. Here is another one I am considering: http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SWU688/ItemDetail

5c94900002a867dfa2a8fcd91a576c5e

(456)

on June 11, 2012
at 03:19 AM

My crossfit coach recommended I get Whey Cool. Haven't tried it yet because of the price, but if he's recommending it; it must be quality.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 11, 2012
at 03:59 PM

lol. I do use a lot of DFH products but I am no in sales, I assure you. Maybe I should be?

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 11, 2012
at 06:11 AM

yes its pricey however if you think of it as a meal (which it pretty much is) then its reasonable, right?

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 11, 2012
at 10:17 PM

Thanks Kyev. Honestly I was thinking that same thing. They should give some samples or sell a small trial size. You might contact DFH and ask them.I sure understand not wanting to waste 70$!

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 11, 2012
at 10:20 PM

Well its hard to say what improved what exactly as I made so many changes at once. Also, I need to say that I do not have IBS, rather was recommending a good powder in general. I use it as a snack or as part of one of 4 high protein meals. I personally mix it with water and berries and ground flax.

D460f31ffa93f2b244ee66ba966574b9

(153)

on June 11, 2012
at 08:40 PM

@Crowlover - I don't mind spending that much, but I'm a bit hesitant b/c I've been disappointed by too many products. What improvements have you noticed with it? And btw, what do you mix it with? Water, milk, fruit?

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on June 17, 2013
at 05:54 PM

Fish Protein Powder / Peptides for help with gut issues.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_protein_powder

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on June 11, 2012
at 03:08 PM

I use Nutribiotics Vegan Rice protein, vanilla. Good stuff; best tasting of protein powders also.

D460f31ffa93f2b244ee66ba966574b9

(153)

on June 11, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Yea I was thinking about doing a rice protein, that looks like a good brand! Have you tried Sunwarrior?

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on June 11, 2012
at 11:00 AM

I recommend powdered egg whites. Rose Acre farms sells them. It's just pure egg white protein, with no other ingredients.

D460f31ffa93f2b244ee66ba966574b9

(153)

on June 11, 2012
at 08:42 PM

Hmmm will look into it. My family actually has free-range chickens, but I don't eat eggs often b/c unfortunately they give me digestive issues...but maybe eating just egg whites is different.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on June 11, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Actually, I was under the impression that the egg whites are harder to digest than the yolk.

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