Is Whey Protein Powder easy to digest?
Most whey protein powders are very easy to digest, especially powders made with “whey isolate” or “whey hydrolysate”. In fact whey protein digests more rapidly that other protein powders. However you may experience some digestive problems when consuming whey protein powders made with “whey concentrate” as the protein source. Whey concentrate is the least refined and cheapest form of whey protein and still contains a relatively high level of lactose.
If you experience digestive issues such as cramps, bloating, gas or headaches after consuming whey protein concentrate it would not be unusual as over 60% of the population have some form of lactose intolerance. If you experience such symptoms you should consider switching to a whey protein made from whey protein isolate, or selecting an alternative protein source such as egg protein.