Even vegan protein powder causes bloating and gas for you?
A lot of people assume that it's lactose that causes these problems, until they discover that vegan protein powder has the same effects.
So what is the actual cause of bloating and gas from protein powders? It's that our bodies can't handle the large amount of protein. In the stomach, the protein chains are broken down into peptides that the body can use. This process is normal for regular amounts of protein in food, but causes stress for the body when a large amount of protein needs to broken down at once. Fermentation and hydrolysis cause this process to happen before the protein enters the body. Bacterial cultures break down the proteins, or, in case of hydrolysate, enzymes work on breaking down the protein chains. Protein Hydrolysat and fermented whey protein take some work from your body so you can digest it easier.