Looking for an unflavored protein powder that will not upset your stomach?
We make unflavored protein powder with 1 stomach-friendly food. You can feel the difference.
3 reasons why drink wholesome is easy to digest
1. drink wholesome is additive-free. Most protein powders are full of food additives. Although they are not necessarily bad for you in small quantities, food additives can add up quickly, especially if you drink a protein shake every day. At higher quantities, food additives can cause GI side effects.
Many food additives are hard to digest. As a result, they sit in your gut for longer than they should. This gives the bacteria that live there time to eat the partially digested food. As they eat, these gut bacteria produce gas, which can cause bloating, cramps, and nausea.
Gas also slows colonic transit (the amount of time it takes food to travel through the colon). This can lead to constipation. In the long term, food additives can disrupt regulatory pathways in the intestine, which can result in the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and systemic inflammatory disorders.
Keep an eye out for artificial sweeteners too. Artificial sweeteners can alter the composition of your gut microbiota (the collection of microorganisms that help you digest food). This can lead to serious GI problems and widespread inflammation.
Artificial sweeteners, especially sugar alcohols like xylitol, can also cause diarrhea because they draw water into your gut. Now you have something to blame for those post-protein shake trips to the bathroom. Finally, artificial sweeteners are poorly absorbed by the gut. This means that they feed your hungry gut bacteria.
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
When it comes to identifying food additives, go with your gut. As a rule of thumb, they are the ingredients that you cannot pronounce.
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
*This is the actual ingredient list of one of the best-selling protein powders in the United States.
2. drink wholesome is dairy-free. Dairy-based proteins like whey and casein are byproducts of cheese and yogurt production. They are known to cause digestive issues, especially for people with lactose intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Over one in three Americans are lactose intolerant, and the prevalence of IBS is somewhere between 10 and 15 percent in the United States. It follows that you may be lactose intolerant or have IBS and not even know it.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a poorly understood condition, and it is unclear why dairy triggers symptoms. Lactose intolerance, on the other hand, is clearly understood. People with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest lactose, the sugar in dairy. As you just learned, partially digested food feeds the bacteria in your gut, which produce gas.
3. drink wholesome is minimally processed. Most protein powders, on the contrary, are made with protein concentrates and isolates, foods chemically or mechanically stripped of everything but the protein. They are listed on the ingredient list as “pea protein,” for example, as opposed to “peas.” Although there is no evidence that protein isolates and concentrates are bad for your gut, it is safe to say that real foods are better. Your gut always prefers the real thing, not some heavily-processed imitation.
Instead of protein concentrates or isolates, we use egg whites. Egg whites are simply broken, pasteurized, and dried before becoming protein powder. Unless you have a sensitivity or allergy to eggs, egg white protein is the best protein for people with sensitive stomachs. Egg whites are low in fiber, low-FODMAP, and have the highest protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) of any whole food.
Switch to drink wholesome.
Sick of protein powders that upset your stomach? Switch to drink wholesome. Our happy customers include people with Candidiasis, Crohn’s, diverticulitis, gastritis, gastroparesis, GERD, lactose intolerance, leaky gut, IBS, IBD, SIBO, and ulcerative colitis. Order samples to see if our unflavored protein powder is right for you.
Product Information – 21 servings, 20 grams of protein per serving. Handmade in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Refund/Return Policy – We do not issue refunds or accept returns. That said, if a product arrives damaged or spoiled, we will send a replacement at no cost to you.
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