Whey Protein Isolate- Any UCers try it?

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zigzag
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   Posted 5/22/2013 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Like many of you with UC, I struggle to maintain a good weight, especially since I'm genetically on the skinnier side to begin with. I'm trying to get back into weight training to gain some body mass, but getting a decent amount of protein in a UC diet is difficult. When I eat meat or poultry, I have to cook it in a very specific way to avoid irritation so it's often difficult to have it ready to consume when I need it, and difficult to consume it in large quantities (overeating is a big no no with my UC). When I was initially diagnosed with UC a few years ago I had to give up regular whey protein powder. I am thinking about trying a whey protein isolate, specifically the unflavored version of Isopure. There is absolutely nothing in it except whey protein isolate (so no additives or sweeteners of any kind), which they market as completely lactose free.

Have any of you had any experience with whey isolate powders after your UC diagnosis? If so, how did it go? Has anyone tried the unflavored version of Isopure?

Just in case anyone doesn't know, whey protein isolate is different than regular whey protein powders. Whey isolate is a very concentrated protein powder that has been separated from most, if not all other ingredients that make up normal whey protein powder, including lactose.

I realize there have been similar discussions on here in the past, but most of them are from years ago. Thanks everyone!

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Currently taking:
6MP 100mg, Remicade/8 weeks, Lialda x2, prilosec 40mg, Canasa ~x5 weekly

Post Edited (zigzag) : 5/22/2013 8:18:12 AM (GMT-6)


princesa
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   Posted 5/22/2013 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
If you must do whey, then whey protein isolate is definitely the way to go. I haven't tried Isopure, but having no additives or sweeteners is ideal. However, I had better luck when I switched to egg white protein. I've used the powdered kind (Jay Robb's) and the liquid kind (Egg Whites Intl.).

Just this morning, I discovered a new Paleo friendly protein that uses eggs and beef:
paleoproproducts.com/paleo-protein-powder/
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips. Last two scopes showed no inflammation at all.

Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Currently using autoimmune Paleo diet.

zigzag
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   Posted 5/22/2013 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the info. When you say that you had better luck with egg protein, do you mean that you did try whey isolate and it didn't go well?

princesa
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   Posted 5/22/2013 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I did use whey protein isolate for a while, but I felt it wasn't the best choice for me. Dairy products became more and more of an issue to the point I needed to eliminate them completely. I had no problem tolerating eggs.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips. Last two scopes showed no inflammation at all.

Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Currently using autoimmune Paleo diet.

protocolteck
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   Posted 5/22/2013 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Zigzag,

I have done a lot of research on this topic as I work out 6 times a week and need a great deal of protein.

One of the protein mixture I use post workout is: "Biochem Sports 100% natural whey protein" (99% indentured), fat free & 99% lactose free" 20 grams protein per serving.

You can buy it on Amazon or Vitacost (Amazon slightly cheaper)

Absolutely no issues with this product (I have had issues with virtually all other products I tried).

Best...
Male, 45
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VSL#3 2/day
SF/Spinach Diet started 3/11/2013. Added Resistant Starch 4/14/2013.
Ulcerative Proctitis since 2/2012
Remission since early April, 2013
Gluten Free since 12/1/2012-went into remission for 1 month going GF then symptoms returned on 1/1/2013. I still remain GF for other reasons.
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bookworm21
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   Posted 5/22/2013 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
What happens with pure whey protein?
Female, Age 24
Remicade, Lialda, VSL #3, Calcium, Prozac, Zyrtec, Florastor, Singulair

Goldenlover
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   Posted 5/23/2013 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been working out and use many supplements.  I lost quite a bit of muscle during my last flare.
I use a flavoured whey protein isolate called Allmax Isoflex.  I've had no problems at all. 

ISOFLEX protein powder has an excellent macronutrient profile:

  • 27 grams of active whey protein isolate
  • High concentration of BCAAs and glutamine
  • Fast-absorbing with 4 advanced delivery systems
  • Advanced cold temperature process microfiltration
  • 6 delicious flavors
  • 0 grams of fat
  • Only 1 gram of carbohydrate
  • Only 1 gram of sugar
  • Over 98% lactose-free
  • 7 critical cofactors
  • Peanut-free (except Peanut Butter Chocolate)
  • Completely aspartame-free

 


InSoFla
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   Posted 5/23/2013 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
zigzag,
 
Welcome to the forum.
 
The only whey protein I use is:
Dr. Mercola's Pro-Optimal Whey protein - chocolate flavoured.
It's absolutely delicious, but more importantly I find it so soothing to my gut - and I think that may be because it's Paleo ( made from grassfed cows with no antibiotics or hormones), and it contains within it some digestive enzymes already.
 
If you want to put on weight I would suggest adding: avocado to your diet, as well as the nut butters - almond butter, macadamia butter, etc... I would caution to stay away from peanut butter.
 
 
Rx meds didn't help me. But 4.5 mg LDN +Paleo diet +supplements=REMISSION.Protein shakes w/almond milk,Maca powder,L-Glutamine,D-Ribose,chia seeds.VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3,slippery elm bark powder.For more info,my protocol is the 11th post at this link: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1666318
If you have any questions, you can find my email address at my profile.

zigzag
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   Posted 5/23/2013 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the input, everyone. I'm noticing most of the people (on this thread, as well as other threads) who say that use a whey protein powder don't list immosuppressants in their meds. Maybe people whose UC is not so bad as to warrant the need for these drugs are able to tolerate this stuff better- Any thoughts on this, anyone?

InSoFla, does that powder have any addictives in it, like artificial sweeteners, etc? I find those wreck havoc on me, even when they are added to something that I do not have any trouble with plain. I have never thought of avocado before- do people with UC tolerate it well overall?

I'm doing a trial run with the Isopure powder. I took half a serving two days ago to see how I reacted. I had a little bloating and minor cramping, but that was all. But I was already flaring from the day before because of something I ate, so it may have been residual from that. I'm going to try again today or tomorrow. I do know that it didn't make me any worse though. In fact, I had the best BM today in about six months. Totally made my day haha. It's the little things in life other people take for granted...

kirks22m
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   Posted 7/13/2015 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had UC now for about 12 13 years maybe a little longer. I take Remicade 500mg.
I have used Biox Isolate whey protein with pretty good results little bloating and mucus. But that could be from my Remicade wearing off before my next infusion time. I have tried ON gold standard whey but had many problems with it caused me a huge flare. So I would recommend staying away from that brand.

aguywithuc
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   Posted 7/13/2015 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I lift every day and consume whey isolate during the day and if I wake up in the middle of the night.

I tried every kind of natural plant based protein even beef based and they all were corrosive and I think they were because they use too much STEVIA.

I went back to Optimum Nutrition All Natural vanilla or chocolate whey isolate before I flared.

MMike
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   Posted 12/16/2016 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosted UC 5 years ago and then after trying differnt methods I opened paleo diet! Buy now I take paleo protein powder and my muscle weight is ok. I found a lot of usefull information about paleo here:

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