Whey protein and the Gut

Training hard in the gym but feeling bloated and full of gas. The problem is your gut……
Whey is the liquid that remains after milk has been curdled and strained. It is a byproduct of the cheese making process. The whey is then filtered, refined and spray-dried into whey protein powder. This is what you are using on a daily basis to gain muscle, increase strength and lose fat.

Could whey protein be destabilizing your gut bacteria?

The problem is that whey causes problems in the adult gut microflora causing gastrointestinal issues and stomach upsets.

Most of the side effects from whey protein are related to digestion.

Some people have problems digesting whey protein and experience symptoms such as bloating,  gas, stomach cramps and diarrhoea.

Because whey protein comes from cow’s milk, people with a cow’s milk allergy may also be allergic to it.

Gut flora is involved in weight stability and whey protein can disrupt the gut flora by facilitating weight gain or loss.

Imbalance in the Gut…

The human gut is colonized by about 500 different types of bacteria, of which approximately 70% are healthy bacteria and 30% are bad bacteria.

An imbalance in the gut microbia can lead to a whole host of gut issues and health ailments stemming from a compromised immune system as well as dramatic affects to metabolism, muscle mass, body composition and endurance.

Due to the stress of high-intensity training, athletes have very high nutrient requirements. They require a large intake of both protein and carbohydrates which can negatively affect the gut microbiota. 

The Solution

If the gut is not functioning properly and cannot absorb enough vital minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium, your muscles will seize, causing fatigue and muscle failure.

This is the reason we say, “Always start with your gut”.

MiBiotix Active AC

MiBiotix  Active ACimproves healthy bacteria population within your intestinal tractby maximising absorption of nutrients and maintaining healthy gastrointestinal tract function resulting in improved athletic performance, recovery and overall health, especially when on a protein rich diet that includes whey.

MiBiotix Active AC, taken once a day, is made up of 5 Billion CFU’s of L. acidophilus NFCM and B. lactis Bi-07.

Taken in conjunction with your whey supplement, MiBiotix Active AC will keep you at peak performance, building that muscle and going from strength to strength on a daily basis.

Remember to “Always start with your gut”.