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Protein shakes and bowel problems

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    Most guys must have experienced or heard about protein shakes causing bowel problems lol. Mainly just horrific smelling farts etc. Is there any other supplements I can take to counter this problem?

    For those who haven't heard this don't let it put you off shakes it doesn't happen to all of us, i'm just an unfortunate one lol
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    Probiotics may help and you might just be taking too much protein in addition to your food. Excess protein = super farts.
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    Want big muscles? Gonna have to hold in some big farts. No two ways about it

    Actually you can try charcoal tablets but you may bloat
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    (Original post by kersme)
    Want big muscles? Gonna have to hold in some big farts. No two ways about it

    Actually you can try charcoal tablets but you may bloat
    I thought charcoal tablets helped prevent bloating?
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    They don't always have that effect. Depends on the person taking them...
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    Drink more water

    Protein is hydrolysed by water and gasses in your body dissolve in water as well. An increase in protein consumption means there is less water for gasses to dissolve therefore an increase in the aforementioned 'farts'. Farts so bad they could be weaponised.
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    Am i the only one who quite enjoys the farts?
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    (Original post by Alux)
    Am i the only one who quite enjoys the farts?
    I go out of my way to sniff them.
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    Thanks for the replies guys all appreciated, even the less serious ones made me laugh. I'll have a go at all of your suggestions anyway so fingers xd

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