Whey protein causing acne. Need an alternative.

  1. Whey protein causing acne. Need an alternative.


    I am 43 years old and finally figured out what has been causing the slight acne on my forehead for the last few years....whey protein. I know it is that because when I am not taking any supplements of any kind I get better. I then add my protein shakes and it breaks out. I thought it was just my skin. I didn't know whey protein can cause acne. I use almond milk a lot, so my milk intake is minimal. I've been using USP OxyElite most recently. Are there any other alternatives, other than eating a pound of red meat after my workouts? With three kids in three sports, my wife and a job, I don't have a lot of flexibility to get this protein via food during the day.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by VolleyballNut View Post
    I am 43 years old and finally figured out what has been causing the slight acne on my forehead for the last few years....whey protein. I know it is that because when I am not taking any supplements of any kind I get better. I then add my protein shakes and it breaks out. I thought it was just my skin. I didn't know whey protein can cause acne. I use almond milk a lot, so my milk intake is minimal. I've been using USP OxyElite most recently. Are there any other alternatives, other than eating a pound of red meat after my workouts? With three kids in three sports, my wife and a job, I don't have a lot of flexibility to get this protein via food during the day.
    Well almond milk isn't milk per say. I'm guessing you have a milk allergy so in that case you should try and watch your dairy consumption.

    Try a plant based protein powder such as rawfusion by SAN.
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  3. what have you been mixing the whey with?
    Never heard if this in 30 years of training....

  4. Quote Originally Posted by xhrr View Post
    Well almond milk isn't milk per say. I'm guessing you have a milk allergy so in that case you should try and watch your dairy consumption.

    Try a plant based protein powder such as rawfusion by SAN.
    Or a Isolate
    "I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts." - Henry Rollins
    Team En Vitro

  5. Could the quality of whey affect this?
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