I am currently bulking and consuming 8-10 meals a day...which includes 7 servings of protein...this causes me to have very severe loud and darn smelly farts...so bad can be smelt from another room...any suggestions on how to deal with it??Thanks...
wear thicker boxers and pants. That way, the sound is muffled and doesn't escape right away. This will give you some time to do a little walking to disperse the offending oder over a larger area, thus spareing those who whould become exposed to the the evil gas.
Just kinnding- For the most part- the gas just comes with the teritory. I beleive there are some supps out there that help. Mayby "gas-x" or something. I know there are a bunch of gas supps at the grocery store or something, although I dont know if they really work or not.
1. Consider the quality of the protein you consume. If you are buying lower-quality Concentrate, that can be a cause.
2. can help.
let me ask my girlfriend...haha - shes the one who has to deal with it ..
Def try some probiotics like acidopholous, bromerlain, and papaya enzymes. Also see if you can get some aminogen with your shakes. DO NOT take aminogen with fiborous carbs and protein, your stomach will be in knots. Also charcoal caps can help with gas too.
What APowerz and GuyinLA said. The enzymes made a huge difference for me.
It was already mentioned but I have found I don't have this problem with higher quality proteins and eating some carbs with the protein seems to help as well.
Digestive enzymes may be of some benefit. Betaine hcl can also help with the breakdown and digestion of protein and fat. For that bloated feeling in the gut I've found liquid chlorophyll helpful.
Also, just to add to the list try some Aloe Vera juice and Ginger caps. Mab what exactly is cholorphyll and where is it found?
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Chlorophyll is the green matter in plants. It performs metabolic functions in plants such as respiration and growth.Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns
In supplemental form it is usually made from the alfalfa plant. It can help cleanse the body and maintain the action of the circulatory, intestinal, and reproductive systems. Chlorophyll can help to strengthen cellular walls in animal tissue and promotes the elimination of toxins from the body.
I use Nature’s Sunshine brand. I get it from a local herb shop. But most health/whole foods stores should carry it. The first time I ever used liquid chlorophyll was for food poisoning and the results were impressive. I always keep some on hand now and take a swig whenever my stomach acts up from eating so much darn food.
Bromelain/Papain tabs help a lot but the bigger issue might be your sources of protein. As LA said, whey concentrate can be really bad..it tears me a new one and I can only stomach blends with AminoGen like ON's 100% whey. I'm finding that Casein mixes really digest well with little gas.
Fiber can also be a culprit with regards to gas, but I think a good fiber intake (increase gradually) helps alleviate gas b/c it promotes regularity.
I have heard anecdotal evidence that having another pull your finger - while in and of itself not a preventative measure - can be the source of endless amusement when dealing with this issue.
Try some OTC phazime or Gas-x. Beano could help too.
how would i know whether im using cheap low quality whey?...my protein is a blend of concentrate and isolate...Originally Posted by bioman
is aminogen for real??...tried before but din see how it was useful then besides their so called better absorption...
My gas used to be intolerable until I cut out all dairy.
Turns out that I'm Lactose Intolerant. I tried Lactaid and it did nothing for me. The only thing that works is dairy abstinence.
Maybe you should try that out for a couple weeks and see if it works?
Also, someone said higher quality protein helps. I agree, Whey Protein Concentrate gives me 10X the gas of Whey Protein Isolate.
The nutritional content label lists ingredients in order of prevalence. If the first ingredient listed is concentrate, that is the primary protein in the product. I personally try to avoid all protein concentrates, but, since concentrate is cheaper, I pay more in doing so.Originally Posted by ZoMbSta
Since I stopped using whey concentrate, my gas has not been nearly as bad. I now order custom protein formulas with higher grade protein. I still have gas, but just not as bad.
BTW, splitting your meals up, say 8 instead of 6, also helps. Smaller servings are easier to digest. I did this toward the end of Bobo's bulking program.