Is constipation possible from protein shakes?
Shantih Coro (Hallandale Beach, FL) on Jul 11, 2011
Protein shakes are one of the worst supplements one can take. The side effects of its intake include constipation, gas, bloating, diarrhea, bad breath, flatulence, skin problems and fatigue. The supplement industry has spend billion of dollars in marketing campaign to make people believe that they need protein shake, when nothing can be farther from the truth. Protein shakes are extracted from whey, which is a derivative of dairy and an extremely fragile protein. The whey protein usually comes from the lowest quality dairy (which also includes hormones). It contains maltodextrin and artificial sweeteners, which are both refined sugars and cause gas, flatulence and bloating. They also contain synthetic vitamins which are unrecognized by the body, and thus have to be expelled (this may cause of the fatigue that some people experience). Protein shakes are high in protein and do not contain any fats; yet the more protein one consume, the more vitamin A is needed. They contain soy, which inhibits the absorption of protein, cause constipation and suppresses the thyroid. These are some of the reasons why protein shakes are pure garbage. If you want to have a post-workout meal, just eat real food.