People who have sensitive stomachs or IBS need to be a little bit more cautious with what they eat, drink and supplement. Digestive sensitivities cause discomfort and problems like:
- Intestinal bacterial overgrowth or imbalance;
- Difficulty absorbing fructose, lactose and sugar alcohols;
- Poor gastric mobility;
- Production of H2S and methane gases.
Individuals with such issues must follow a low FODMAP diet, which excludes some fruits and vegetables, beans, lentils, wheat, rye, dairy products that contain lactose, nuts, sweeteners and artificial sweeteners. Taking those foods out of your menu might make it difficult for you to meet your protein daily demand, especially if you do not consume meat, fish and/or eggs. Athletes sometimes need quick replenishment and supplementing with protein powder is essential for them, and highly recommended for those, who are not that active, but still want to consume enough protein on a daily basis.
Why is protein so important?
We need dietary protein to survive and thrive. We are always breaking down and building up new proteins. While we cannot store protein the same way, we store carbohydrate and fat. We are always losing little bits of amino acids along the way, so we need to get enough protein from our diet to keep the process of protein turnover going.
Can you consume protein powder when you have a sensitive stomach or IBS?
Supplementing with protein powder is very important but unfortunately, most protein powders contain ingredients that are not low FODMAP approved. For some people they might cause digestive issues like bloating and flatulence, but this is not a reason not to enjoy the benefits from protein powder. Luckily, our protein powder by Casa de Sante is low FODMAP approved and gut friendly. We have whey and vegan products and both of them are made only of natural ingredients. They are free from soy, lactose, gluten, GMO and sugar. The whey protein is very quickly absorbed and the vegan powder contains rice protein, which is the best option if you need plant-based protein that is also quickly absorbed. Furthermore, our products are fortified with the digestive enzyme formulation prohydrolase, which:
- Helps pre-digest protein;
- Increase protein absorption by up to 3 times;
- Reduces digestive discomfort;
- Helps lower inflammation in the body by ensuring that smaller, non-immunogenic protein peptides are formed.
The low FODMAP protein powders by Casa de Sante deliver all of the benefits from supplementing protein without causing any digestive discomfort. These products support muscle building, improve recovery time and help you maintain a healthy diet with enough protein in it.
Other great supplements for individuals following the low FODMAP lifestyle are probiotic and prebiotic.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that help to restore beneficial bacteria in the GI tract. Prebiotics are compounds that are not digested, but rather fermented by microflora, and stimulate growth of healthy bacteria in the GI tract. The role of bacteria is very important and the large intestine contains many diverse species of bacteria, making the organ the most metabolically active in the body. Intestinal bacteria ferment dietary carbohydrates such as fiber, oligosaccharides and sugars that the small intestine cannot digest and absorb on their own. This fermentation process turns these carbohydrates into beneficial short-chain fatty acids. Bacteria can also ferment other things, such as enzymes, dead cells, bacterial cells, and the collagen and elastin found in foods. It is now clear that the GI microbes have lots of important jobs, so a healthy bacterial balance is essential for a proper working organism, but…
Which probiotic to choose when you have digestive problems and/or IBS?
There are tons of benefits from supplementing with probiotics, but when you have a sensitive stomach, you should choose a gut friendly product, which is low FODMAP approved. A vegan formula that is free from GMO, gluten, dairy and soy is the safest choice and our advanced probiotic by Casa de Sante is exactly this! It has a gentle herbal formula with a few key ingredients:
- PreforPro compound - acts as a prebiotic and increases the activity of beneficial bacteria; it is not fiber or starch-based, which makes it fit perfectly with your low FODMAP diet.
- Bacillus Subtilis DE111, Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis – blend of spore-forming “good” bacteria that does not require refrigeration to remain active and is able to withstand heat and other adverse conditions much better than non-spore-forming strains. It stimulates the body’s immune response, enhances the cellular immunity, regulates inflammation, hormonal response and nervous system function, and prevents harmful bacteria from colonizing the gut.
In case you also need to get rid of toxins and still support your gut health, consider supplementing with colon cleanse product that also contains probiotic.
The colon cleanse & probiotic dietary supplement by Casa de Sante is low FODMAP certified and suitable for people with digestive issues and IBS. There are no harsh ingredients in the formula and no matter what your stomach is sensitive to, this product would not cause you any discomfort. Those detox capsules contain only natural ingredients such as senna leaf extract and flaxseed powder. Blended with other herbal extracts, this health supplement helps you cleanse your GI tract and flush out the toxins. It is also fortified with 1 gram (5 billion) of Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is a bacteria naturally found in the intestinal tract that helps aid in maintaining the intestinal flora.
Protein powder, probiotic & prebiotic, or probiotic & colon cleanse product? All of them are ideal for sensitive stomachs, when they are low FODMAP approved, and deliver different benefits. Maybe you need extra protein in your diet, maybe you need digestive support and/or detox supplement. No matter which one is you, the low FODMAP products by Casa de Sante are here to help you and your GI tract. Experience the benefits of fast muscle recovery with our protein powder and enjoy a healthy digestive system with our gut friendly dietary supplements! Take care of your health and your body will thank you! Have you tried some of our products already? Which one is your favorite? Let us know what you think in the comments below!