Protein Shakes / Food intolerances

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    May 09, 2010 8:45 AM GMT
    Can anyone recommend a good protein powder/shake etc that I can use which fits with my food intolerances?

    I suffer from fructose malabsorption so wheat products, sweeteners are definitely out as are a number of fruits.

    New to this so help in the right direction is appreciated

    Rob
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    May 09, 2010 1:11 PM GMT
    Using Google, I searched for "whey protein without fructose" and came up with several products that were sucrose and fructose free.

    Whey protein is a milk product and can cause problems in individuals with lactose intolerance.

    Whey protein, when used in large quantities, results in symptoms similar to fructose malabsorption. The small intestine can only absorb a limited amount of protein. The excess is dumped into the large colon. Gas producing bacteria in the large colon metabolizes the protein. Abdominal bloating and foul smelling gas, the bane of high protein diets, results.
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    May 09, 2010 1:23 PM GMT
    Buy the pure protein powder of your choice in bulk from sites like the ones below and sweeten/flavor to your own particular needs.

    http://www.trueprotein.com/

    http://proteinfactory.com/

    If you are lactose intolerant and want to use whey protein, make sure to only use whey protein isolate, which is virtually lactose-free.
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    May 09, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    Who says that you have to use a protein shake, anyhow? I have been lifting steadily & consistantly for 3+ years & have never once consumed a protein shake or any other supplement for that matter. I have relied on a sensible, higher protein diet. I only eat when my body tells me it is hungry & I stop when my body tells me to. Despite never taking any supplements, I have seen steady muscle gains. While I am sure that this is unpopular thinking with the supplement community, it is my experience.

    I have long ago learned to not believe everything that everyone tells me & also that different things work for different people. Hard work, consistancy & common sense work well for me.
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    May 09, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    NOC_guy saidWho says that you have to use a protein shake, anyhow? I have been lifting steadily & consistantly for 3+ years & have never once consumed a protein shake or any other supplement for that matter. I have relied on a sensible, higher protein diet. I only eat when my body tells me it is hungry & I stop when my body tells me to. Despite never taking any supplements, I have seen steady muscle gains. While I am sure that this is unpopular thinking with the supplement community, it is my experience.

    I have long ago learned to not believe everything that everyone tells me & also that different things work for different people. Hard work, consistancy & common sense work well for me.
    ^^that^^
    I use whey protein, but only because my budget isn't sufficient for the diet I need. It replaces one high protein meal per day that otherwise could not be afforded (in other words, a true 'supplement' - not an addition).

    Other than that, my liquid diet consists of coffee and lots of water...and sometimes an espresso martini or two.