Yea I am into bodybuilding, so I take in quite a bit. But I have taken whey for years. Over 10
But recently (2 months ago) I have been having very strange "heartbeats",exaclty the same as many years ago when I was having maltodextrin that was included in a protein shake I used to drink. I called a cardiologist and when I explained him my sympthoms, he told me that I must be eating something that was causing that,that it was not a problem of my heart. Anyway,he asked me about if I was abusing on any starch and when I told him about maltodextrin, he told me that that was the problem. I quit on that and bingo! the problem dissapeared imediately.
Now, when I started having the problem again,I checked the ingredients on my actual protein shakes and also I went to forums and a lot o people blame certain whey proteins. I'm testing on switching to Casein and another brand of whey and I think I'm doing better.
I'll let you know but you can try changing your brand or checking if the one you are using has
maltodextrin in it.
Wow! Your post hit me like a ton of bricks. This is not from maltodextrin more than likely imo. Basically, commercial wheys are packed with free glutamine, because they put the whey under high heat. Essentially, the are creating "MSG" in very high quantities. This can spike your glutamate levels.
Now the brain is largely protected by the blood brain barrier except for a part of the hypothalamus. However, guess what is NOT protected from these high glutamate levels? That's right - the nodes in your heart!
Sure enough, I looked it up and excitoxin exposure is reported widely to cause arrhythmias. Now it could be from the maltodextrin, as they sometimes boil this, but its' much more likely from the commercial whey itself.
I talk about this extensively here:
Finally, I'll bet if you consumed CFM (undenatured) whey, you would not have had this issue:
One thing I haven't researched:
Whey can spike insulin a little bit I believe. Could this cause arrhymias? I don't know....
One last thing:
Some men can get arrhythmias from the high keytone levels in low carb. I know you're not low carb, Factor5a, and are a carb backloader. But this is an issue that has shown up in the research and an animal study shows that it may be somewhat hard on the heart:
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I need some explanation. What do you mean by "This is not from maltodextrin more than likely imo" ?
I need to clarify that at that moment, when I had the problem, I was getting my carbs mostly from Maltodextrin because I was doing an experiment and when the cardiologist told me about it and I quit, the problem dissapered.
We are talking about 15 years ago,since then I didn't have the problem again, and I rely on protein shakes a lot. There is where 75 percent of my protein intake comes from.
The protein powder I consumed for a long time never caused me this problem until 3 months ago and it
These companies even that they are leaders in the field I bet they don't have a very strong supervision from the health authorities son maybe they vary their formulas when they dont have certain ingredient available.
Bottom line, I recently changed brands and backed off a lot on whey and started with casein and think I'm doing better.
But believe me . In the past as a soon I stoped with the maltodextrin, the problem disspeared the next day.And I kept with the same protein in the same quantities as always.
About carbs, you are a little bit wrong,amigo
I'm sort of low carb. Not very low,but low during weekdays and then I load heavy on friday and SAturday but I have been always like this,so you can eliminate this posssibility.
Thanks for the links,I'll read them. I never saw them in the website.