Why drink wholesome?
Our protein powder is additive-free.
One of the reasons why we make the best protein powder for sensitive stomachs is that we do not use any food additives whatsoever. Even in small amounts, added ingredients like these can cause painful side effects, especially if you have a sensitive stomach.
Basically, food additives look nothing like real food, making them hard to digest. In some cases, this can cause your colon to absorb extra water and/or prevent your colon from absorbing water. The result is osmotic diarrhea.
Partially digested food additives also spend extra time in your gut, feeding your hungry gut bacteria. Gut bacteria produce gas as they eat, so more time to eat means more gas. Excess gas can cause bloating, flatulence, and stomach pain. It can also slow colonic transit – the amount of time it takes food to travel through the colon – leading to constipation.
Here is a list of the most common food additives in protein powder:
acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, aspartame, carrageenan, cellulose gum, dextrin, dextrose, erythritol, gellan gum, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, “natural” flavors, maltodextrin, rice syrup solids, soy lecithin, silica, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, xylitol
What is more, regularly eating food additives can disturb regulatory pathways in your intestines, triggering the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other systemic inflammatory disorders. Food additives, especially artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols, can also disrupt your gut microbiome – the collection of microorganisms living in your gut. An unhealthy gut microbiome is a leading cause of inflammation, and linked to the onset and progression of several chronic diseases.
Protein Matrix Comprised of (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate, Egg Albumen, Glutamine Peptides), Polydextrose, Sunflower Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Tocopherols), Natural and Artificial Flavor, MCT Powder (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Nonfat Dry Milk, Disodium Phosphate, Silicon Dioxide), Lecithin, Cellulose Gum, Salt, Yellow 5, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Papain, Bromelain
Our protein powder is dairy-free.
Another reason why we make the best protein powder for sensitive stomachs is that we do not use dairy-based proteins. Whey and casein, which are byproducts of cheese and yogurt production, and known to cause digestive issues. This is especially true for people with lactose intolerance, which affects over 1 in 3 adults. Lactose intolerant individuals are unable to fully digest lactose, the sugar in dairy. As you now know, foods that resist digestion can lead to a number of painful side effects.
Our protein powder is made with real foods.
A final reason why we make the best protein powder for sensitive stomachs is that we do not use protein concentrates or isolates. Nearly all other protein powders are made from one or both of these protein sources.
Protein concentrates and isolates are foods stripped of everything but the protein. They undergo heavy mechanical and chemical processing, sometimes with solvents like hexane. As a result, what you put into your body looks nothing like real food.
Your gut is designed to digest minimally or unprocessed foods, not protein concentrates or isolates. More and more research, it follows, is finding that regularly eating refined ingredients like these can alter the composition of your gut microbiome. This is the last thing you want if you have a sensitive stomach.
Instead of using protein concentrates or isolates, we make the best protein powder for sensitive stomachs with egg whites. Egg whites are simply pasteurized and dried, making them a gut-healthy alternative to protein concentrates and isolates.
Unlike protein isolates and concentrates, real foods like egg whites contain enzymes and digestive aids that help you break them down. Egg whites are also low in fiber, low FODMAP, alkaline (maintain healthy pH levels in your gut), and bioactive (promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria). Our happy customers have reported fewer digestive issues with our egg white protein powder than with any other type of protein supplement.
+ Why order a protein powder starter kit? A protein powder starter kit comes with a 1 or 2 month supply of protein powder (depending on which version you choose), a shaker bottle, and a 10% discount! There is no better way to jumpstart your wellness journey. A protein powder starter kit also makes a great gift. Give your friends and family a gift that keeps on giving by sharing drink wholesome with them.
+ Why order a protein powder starter kit?
A protein powder starter kit comes with a 1 or 2 month supply of protein powder (depending on which version you choose), a shaker bottle, and a 10% discount! There is no better way to jumpstart your wellness journey. A protein powder starter kit also makes a great gift. Give your friends and family a gift that keeps on giving by sharing drink wholesome with them.
+ How to use your protein powder starter kit? To make a protein shake, simply mix 1 serving with 1-2 cups cold milk or water in your shaker bottle. If shakes are not your thing, you can also add your protein powder to oatmeal, yogurt, and baked goods.
+ How to use your protein powder starter kit?
To make a protein shake, simply mix 1 serving with 1-2 cups cold milk or water in your shaker bottle. If shakes are not your thing, you can also add your protein powder to oatmeal, yogurt, and baked goods.
REFUNDS/RETURNS – Starter kids are non-refundable and non-returnable, but if your order does not arrive, or arrives damaged, we will send you a free replacement. If you have a sensitive stomach, we recommend that you order samples before buying a full-size item.
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. drink wholesome is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.