You'll have a difficult time finding a protein mix without some sort of sweetener..."zero" calories is all the rage and society will pay bigtime for that I suspect.
Knowing all the names that they go by is a good thing for one to do.
Yes, it could cause you more discomfort. I don't know if it would cause your UC to become worse, however...but I think you'd be best to avoid it.
I don't do protein drinks, but I have a major hate-on for the gum companies who have deleted sugar and replaced it with at least 5 artificial sweeteners instead.
I've chosen to chew Spry which has xylitol....but I still limit my pieces per day. Ugh..
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!