Protein farts


  • Dec 01, 2011 5:06 PM GMT
    Since I've upped my Protein intake to gain muscle at the gym, I'm really gassy.
    Any dieting suggestions to fix that? (and NO, i'm not going to take GasX or something stupid like that)
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    Dec 01, 2011 7:42 PM GMT
    I get gassy from carbs not protein. Guess everyone is different.

    But boy u shoulda seen me after thanksgiving. My family quarantined me to my room because of my farts. But my room has my playstation, wii, guitar and my porn so......


    In terms of ur problem, the only thing I can suggest is that maybe u r eating too many protein shakes in a day and that u should at most suppliment only 1 or 2 meals w shakes a day. More than three could possibly be causing your gas.
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    Dec 01, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    I use to get protein farts but after a while my body adjusted to it. I take 100 grams a day and am stink free (at least from that).
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    Dec 01, 2011 7:50 PM GMT
    It's unlikely that protein is giving you gas. The likely culprit - your powder probably uses an artificial sweetner.

    Try switching to a powder that uses stevia, or to an unsweetened powder.

    And if you're on a good workout plan, don't be afraid of the few grams of carbs you might encounter by using a natural sugar or honey sweetened mix.
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    Dec 01, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    I was taking 300g a day (between food and supplement) when I was prepping for a show and had no issues. Try a Whey Isolate as well as papaya enzymes/digestive enzymes.
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    Dec 01, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    I doubt it's the protein giving you gas. I might make you sh*t more often though. How are you getting your protein? (Mind out of the gutter Chainers) If you're drinking shakes mixed with milk, I bet it's the milk. Or it could, like someone already said, be from sweeteners/additives in the powders. Try using less shakes and more real meat (Chainers...sigh) like chicken breasts, fish and lean beef.
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    Dec 01, 2011 8:16 PM GMT
    imasrxd saidI doubt it's the protein giving you gas. I might make you sh*t more often though. How are you getting your protein? (Mind out of the gutter Chainers) If you're drinking shakes mixed with milk, I bet it's the milk. Or it could, like someone already said, be from sweeteners/additives in the powders. Try using less shakes and more real meat (Chainers...sigh) like chicken breasts, fish and lean beef.


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    Dec 01, 2011 8:20 PM GMT
    MOST widely consumed protein comes from milk in one form or another, and milk is gassy! Lots of people can't put up with the lactose but just never think about it because milk is such a common substance in our daily routine. Try a different kind of protein, cutting out some of the lactose, and drinking less milk.

    Also, make sure you get a good amount of fibre. If you don't get enough fibre with protein you'll fart a lot because your stool isn't loose enough to pass through... Farting generally is a sign there's a lot of waste in there that's decomposing and needs to move!
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    Dec 01, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    Most likely from carbs, not protein. Maybe lactose. Not likely to involve 'artificial sweeteners' - the whole point of them is that they are 10's or 100's of times sweeter than sugar, so there's hardly any of it in there - nothing from which to make gas.
    Although any sudden dietary change can cause a temporary re-shuffling of the intestinal biota. It may all settle out in a week or two.

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    Dec 10, 2011 11:09 AM GMT
    I posted yesterday evening that I was at a Vitamin Shoppe looking for a recovery drink and saw so many milky single serving protein shakes but as soon as my eye fell on a clear bottle of 40 grams of protein beverage (Isopure), I bought it.

    My blood type is O. Following the naturopathic guideline for blood type O, I stay away from as much milk as possible. I have to take Calcium supplements (preferably from Algae).

    I remember one time I had developed gas and probiotics got rid of it.
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    Dec 10, 2011 12:19 PM GMT
    Most sugar free consumables use what are known as sugar alcohols to sweeten them. They provide the sweetness without the carbs. Check your ingredients for items such as maltitol, sorbitol, and erithritol. These are all sugar alcohols and they are notorious for causing a lot of gas and sometimes diarrhea when consumed in quantities used for more than just a piece of hard candy.
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    Dec 10, 2011 1:09 PM GMT
    protein farts are sexy ... wait, what??? icon_eek.gif

    i'm pretty gassy anyway, with or without protein.
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    Dec 10, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
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    mindgarden saidMost likely from carbs, not protein. Maybe lactose. Not likely to involve 'artificial sweeteners' - the whole point of them is that they are 10's or 100's of times sweeter than sugar, so there's hardly any of it in there - nothing from which to make gas.
    Although any sudden dietary change can cause a temporary re-shuffling of the intestinal biota. It may all settle out in a week or two.


    If the gas you're experiencing is the sewer gas schtank we all sometimes get when we eat beans, broccoli, etc, it's possible it's hydrogen sulfide.


    We don't all get sewer gas schtank when we eat beans and broccoli.

    On a regular basis, I eat refried black beans, mixed with shoestring beats, green beans, and either black eye peas or adzuki beans. It does not give me gas.

    And when my mom lightly boils broccoli, I don't let her put anything on it, like butter or seasonings. It doesn't give me gas either.
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    Dec 10, 2011 7:29 PM GMT
    mikebear saidMost sugar free consumables use what are known as sugar alcohols to sweeten them. They provide the sweetness without the carbs. Check your ingredients for items such as maltitol, sorbitol, and erithritol. These are all sugar alcohols and they are notorious for causing a lot of gas and sometimes diarrhea when consumed in quantities used for more than just a piece of hard candy.


    Ahhhhh, back to sugar-related cause of gas.
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    Dec 11, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    Too much protein in the long term leads to anal leakage... where your poo just starts to leak out of your ass uncontrollably due to lack of control of your anal sphincter - you should image google it icon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 11, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    Triver89 saidToo much protein in the long term leads to anal leakage... where your poo just starts to leak out of your ass uncontrollably due to lack of control of your anal sphincter - you should image google it icon_twisted.gif
    LOL! sorry man...i know that this is a serious problem...but i can't keep from laughing.............
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    Dec 11, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    Protein isn't gassy. What r u eating that u call protein?
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
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    Triver89 saidToo much protein in the long term leads to anal leakage... where your poo just starts to leak out of your ass uncontrollably due to lack of control of your anal sphincter - you should image google it icon_twisted.gif
    LOL! sorry man...i know that this is a serious problem...but i can't keep from laughing.............


    Sorry, I meant *"lack of protein in the long term..."

    Lol I laughed my ass off too when someone told me about it
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
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    imasrxd saidI doubt it's the protein giving you gas. I might make you sh*t more often though. How are you getting your protein? (Mind out of the gutter Chainers) If you're drinking shakes mixed with milk, I bet it's the milk. Or it could, like someone already said, be from sweeteners/additives in the powders. Try using less shakes and more real meat (Chainers...sigh) like chicken breasts, fish and lean beef.


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    Jan 11, 2012 5:13 AM GMT
    I find that if a use a protein powder that contains whey protein concentrate rather than (or in addition to) a whey protein isolate or hydrolyzed whey it makes me very flatulent. The protein molecules in whey protein concentrate are large compared to the more refined whey protein isolates and hydrolyzed whey protein powders.

    Which makes you fart!
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    Jan 11, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
    Hahaha. What SydneyDude said. Whey Isolate and Hydrolyzed shouldn't pose as big of a problem. Concentrate is just cheaply made protein, and it'll make you fart. Egg protein powder is supposed to be the worst though.
  • nick773

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    Nov 12, 2016 10:24 AM GMT
    I get this too lol.