Posted by Jackelope
Cons- There's a lot of things in protein shakes that some people want to stay away from. Mainly high carbs, high sodium, and often times high calories.
If you drink a lot of them, you will be taking a lot of shits.
Feeling bloated after drinking one
Generally the last two points are because they have a lot of lactose in them. Whey protein comes from milk.
Some powders have less lactose than others and if lactose bothers you then you should get one with a low lactose content. Trust me, I am mildly lactose intolerant and can only have a few select whey brands on the market without feeling like I am going to explode (or fart all day).
I liked Ultra Whey More - though it doesn't come in banana berry any more
Now I use New Zealand Iso Whey - It doesn't taste as 'good' as the former brand, but it is high quality and pretty low in lactose.
I take mine in two ways
1) 1.5 scoops in a coffee cup filled with water
2) in shake form: 2 scoops protein, 1 cup of oatmeal, 1 banana and few tbsp of flax oil. With lots of water
Take you shake with water and not milk or juice. Water doesn't have sugar in it and helps you absorb the protein faster/better.
It does help. When I take it my recovery time is less and my hair grows faster.