Can Protein Powder cause bloating?
Protein powder can cause bloating in some people. This is often the case with cheaper whey concentrates which contain lactose which can make it harder to digest. This can be the case even with those who are not lactose intolerant.
Plant based proteins have also caused some bloating in some people as they can contain more fiber and sodium. If you suffer bloating with whey protein powder it would be worth trying a more refined whey protein isolate or switching to a plant based protein powder.
It’s also worth checking the sodium content of your protein powder. Some protein powders contain a lot of sodium which can also cause bloating.