I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a 27 year old male that lives in Chicago.
I was diagnosed with IBS since the age of 13 and have been battling it for ever, but it was much worse when I was in high school. I am also lactose intolerant and certain combinations of foods are just completely volatile to me.
Even something like bbq sauce or coffee creamer will just send me the bathroom constantly.
There are certain things that I have supplemented in my diet over the years that I believe have worked for me. I know this sounds horrible, but ephedra was one of the best things that used to control my stomach. It would make me go regularly and loosen up my stomach.
Now I drink redbull before my workouts and sometimes when I'm exhausted and I find that it soothes my stomach. Could be the caffeine or it could be the additives inside of it. The product that really keeps me feeling very light and doesn't weigh my stomach down or send me to the bathroom is soy milk.
My ex-gf used to work for an all natural supplement-doctor who would prescribe supplements to his patients over standard medicine. I used to get these isagenix isalean protein shakes and mix them with ice/water. They tasted really good and kept my stomach feeling very light.
I have tried other proteins, but something in most whey proteins just give me the worst gas and makes me bloated all night long.
It's the only protein I have ever had thats sensitive to my stomach.
So what I do is take Silk Soy Chocolate Milk and mix it in with 2 spoons of Isagenix Chocolate Protein. I will have one for breakfast with a banana before I workout and One in the evening. They fill me up, give me added protein, and it keeps me lean. I have not tried any of their other products, but because this one works for me, I wanted to sell it. One can should last 6 weeks. I have not tried the vanilla with soy milk, but with ice/water it tastes delicious. I crave both of them, but the fact that I can mix the chocolate in addition to silk soy is just a plus.
I really feel like this is something I can use the rest of my life. The only problem is cvs and dominicks constantly run out of chocolate silk soy milk :(