What is the best non bloating protein powder?

drink wholesome is the best non bloating protein powder. It is made with a short list of simple ingredients, making it perfect for people with sensitive stomachs and gut issues. If you are looking to boost your protein intake without bloating, gas, and other side effects, you have to come to the right place. Order samples to see if our no bloat protein powder is right for you. 


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drink wholesome is the best non bloating protein powder.

Written by Jack Schrupp & endorsed by Baylee Reller, RDN

What is bloating?

Bloating happens when your intestines fill up with gas. This can make you feel full and may be accompanied by stomach pain, flatulence, and burping.

Most of the time, bloating goes away in a few hours. But for some folks, it can last a lot longer.

The most common causes of bloating are digestion resistant foods, or pre-existing gut issues that inhibit digestion.


Does protein powder cause bloating?

Bloating is a common issue with protein powder. It typically happens shortly after drinking a protein shake, and can stick around for hours. Moreover, it is not just a problem for folks with sensitive stomachs – it can affect anyone.

I myself experience bloating with most protein powders. It took me years to find out why. Eventually, I decided to create my own protein powder with a short list of simple ingredients to beat the bloat once and for all.


What is the best non bloating protein powder?

There are three types of ingredients in protein powder that can lead to bloating.

1. Dairy-based proteins like whey and casein. They contain lactose, which can be tough to digest.

2. Some plant-based proteins and thickeners like inulin are high in fiber, which may cause bloating.

3. Digestion-resistant food additives such as gums, lecithin, artificial sweeteners, and sugar alcohols can also be culprits.

To find a protein powder that will not make you bloated, you must scrutinize the ingredient list. Avoid dairy, or at least lactose, keep your fiber intake below 10 grams per serving, and steer clear of food additives. This can be challenging, however, which is why I created drink wholesome.

Why drink wholesome

drink wholesome is additive-free.

One of the reasons why we make the best non bloating protein powder is that we do not use food additives. Additives, to put it simply, look nothing like real food. This makes them hard to break down, meaning they linger in your gut for longer than food should. This, in turn, gives your gut bacteria more time to ferment.

Here is a list of the most common food additives in protein powder:

acacia fiber, acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, ascorbic acid, aspartame, calcium carbonate, carrageenan, cellulose gum, dextrin, dicalcium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate, erythritol, gellan gum, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, maltodextrin, mono- and diglycerides, ‘natural’ flavors, rice bran extract, rice dextrin, rice hulls, rosemary extract, silica, silicon dioxide, sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate, soluble corn fiber, soy lecithin, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, tocopherols, tricalcium phosphate, xanthan gum, xylitol, zinc oxide

The byproduct of fermentation is gas, which causes bloating, stomach pain, and even constipation. The latter occurs because gas slows colonic transit, the time it takes food to pass through the colon. 

the alternative:

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

drink wholesome is dairy-free.

Another reason why we make the best no bloat protein powder is that we do not use dairy-based proteins. Many protein powders, on the contrary, are made with whey and casein. Because they are byproducts of cheese and yogurt production, whey and casein contain lactose (the sugar in dairy). Most adults suffer from some degree of lactose intolerance, which means they lack the enzymes needed to digest lactose. As you just learned, partially digested food feeds your hungry gut bacteria, causing gas to build up in your gut.

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drink wholesome is made with real foods.

A final reason why we make the best non bloating protein powder is that we do not use protein concentrates or isolates. Virtually ever other protein powder is made using one or both of these protein sources, which are foods stripped of everything but the protein.

Protein concentrates and isolates are so processed they look very little like real food, which is a problem because your digestive system is designed to break down minimally or unprocessed foods. This is almost certainly why research shows that regularly eating refined ingredients like these can alter the composition of your gut microbiota. An altered gut microbiome does not digest food as it should, thereby causing bloating.

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Instead of using protein concentrates or isolates, we make the best no bloat protein powder with egg whites and almonds. The processing used to make our protein powders is kept to a minimum. The egg whites are simply pasteurized and dried, while almonds are just roasted, pressed to reduce oil content, and ground. These minimally-processed ingredients are gut-friendly alternatives to protein concentrates and isolates, providing easy digestion and promoting good gut health.

In contrast to protein isolates and concentrates, egg whites and almonds contain enzymes that assist in their breakdown. Furthermore, egg whites are low in fiber, low in FODMAPs (carbohydrates that are hard to digest for many), alkaline (supporting healthy gut pH levels), and bioactive (encouraging the growth of good gut bacteria). Our happy customers have reported fewer digestive issues when using our egg white protein powder than when using other protein supplements.

For those who are unable to consume eggs, our vegan almond protein powder is an excellent plant-based option for those with sensitive stomachs. Almonds do contain a moderate amount of fiber, but they also offer prebiotic benefits, improving your gut microbiome’s diversity. 

In summary, by making our no bloat protein powders with simple ingredients, we help you boost your protein intake without bloating. Order samples to see for yourself.

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“I love this stuff!! I currently have vanilla, chocolate, and PB, and love all 3😍😍😍. Finally found a protein powder that doesn’t make me bloated.” – Kayla

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