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Whey and Body Odor


#1

Since I started using Whey protein, my body stink big time mix of ammonia like smell (I use to never stink even if I try to) especially after the workout, my clothes would be too stinky.

I only use 1 scoop pre-workout to hit 108 grams of protein (0.8 g/lb). Since I had to up my protein I use a shake before bed (every other day or two days only) to hit 120 grams of protein at least every other day or two days.

I heard that it means protein is being broken for energy, isn’t that like a waste of my isolated protein that I would like to be gone to my muscles? Isolated protein is expensive, one shake cost $1 or so, that’s $30 (when I drink pre-workout, I don’t drink before bed, to keep cost minimal).

I plan to increase my breakfast meal to 400 calories then an hour later have the shake of 90 calories pre-workout.


#2

Blessed by your spirit animal with a keen sense of smell?
Sufficient water intake?
Enough carbohydrate/appropriate timing?
Underlying medical issue e.g. kidney or liver disease?

Most places in the world you can get whey protein isolate cheaper if you look


#3

No medical issue, I’ll drink more water, but am I wasting my protein?

How cheaper is Isolated Whey?


#4

Up your green/colourful veg and take a ‘greens’ supplement broscience-ish balances out the acidity of the powder and makes sweat smell nicer

Also could consider trying different/better quality brand of protein or egg powder or vegetable product like humapro


#5

I also had ammonia sweats for awhile. I cut my protein back from 1.5g/lb (300g/day)to 1-1.2g/lb (200-240/day), and it has gone away completely. I’m an active male, fwiw.


#6

Thanks for the recommendations. Anyway I just wonder if my protein is wasted if it show up in the smell? I don’t want my protein used up for energy only muscle fuel.


#7

108/120g/couple scoops is really not that much if training hard even for small girl.

Wont be wasted per se but might be a indication of very low level leaky gut/inefficient digestive health.
TC has written a bunch of stuff and tips about this lately…


#8

Got it thanks