A mod edited “isolate” out of the thread title. I just wanted to point out I’m not drinking regular whey.
It’s hard to pinpoint or figure out what the cause of my overall digestive troubles are, but I notice that whey protein (even isolate) creates thick mucus/saliva and also seems to affect my sinuses/make me short of breath. Would there be any logic as to why this happens with the isolate but not actual lactose-free milk?
I’m about to invest in maybe a beef protein(would that be the best alternative)? If symptoms improve slightly I will also go dairy-free for a while to see if it helps. I’ve gone dairy-free before without success but I was not looking after myself in others ways back then.
Was actually talking about it in someone’s log the other day. Last night I stirred up 4 eggs and drank it from the dish. Just need to do some maths on how cost-effective it would be. I know people talk about beef protein tasting bad, but I’m a guy that’s used unflavoured shakes with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in. Shakes are for their function, not flavour.
Yesterday was my first day 100% dairy-free. Coincidently I also got hardly any sleep. Between the hours of 1am-7am I was just led in bed feeling sorry for myself. Coincidence, or was my body shocked from going from 2litres of milk + shakes to no dairy at all?
Ah dude, it sounds lovely but I can’t do it. Caffeine gives me heartburn and I’m still up in the air over nut butters (not to mention almond and cashew butter are well expensive!). I have to eliminate things to figure out what could be upsetting me. When I return to bulking, calories are gonna be a struggle for sure. Hopefully, in this month-long cut I can discover some stuff.
A possible reason for this could be that you have a moderate whey/dairy protein allergy and while there is whey in milk - it is a much lower concentration (20%) than that of which it is in the full-on whey protein powder.
In terms of a substitute - you’ll get the best bioavailability with an animal-based powder (beef or egg white powders) compared to a plant-based protein like pea, rice or, sweet Jesus help us all - soy powders.
I just tried my first vegan shake, its a blend of pea, brown rice and something else I forget so it’s more complete than just a single one. It wasn’t too bad actually. It’s also got digestive enzymes in it which is cool.
I will try beef protein at some point (probably once i’ve got through this vegan stuff). The whole bioavailability and “complete” protein though… I feel that if 80% of my protein is coming from meat sources anyway, missing out on a few amino acids in a vegan supplement is probably going to have a very minimal effect. It’s something I’d be more concerned about if it was making up a bigger amount of my daily protein, or if I wasn’t still eating meat products.
Many people need clarification about the difference between lactose-free milk and whey protein, as both products are claimed to be safe for those who have trouble digesting dairy. However, there is a significant difference in how these products are digested.
Whey Protein: Whey protein is high in essential proteins and amino acids that can help build muscle mass and promote athletic performance. It is a source of calcium, magnesium, zinc, B vitamins, phosphorus, selenium, and other minerals that support nerve growth and development. It has potent antioxidants that protect cells from damage caused by toxins or free radicals.
Lactose-Free Milk: While lactose-free milk does contain some essential nutrients (including calcium), it doesn’t offer the same level of benefits as whey protein when it comes to promoting physical fitness or overall health