Orgain Protein Powders - FODMAP Ingredients

Goals

To determine whether Orgain protein powders are low-FODMAP products by providing an overview of Orgain protein powder products and evaluating their ingredients to determine those containing high or low-FODMAP ingredients. The analyses would assess what products are safe for a low-FODMAP diet.

Early Findings

Products Overview

Orgain has four protein powder product categories listed below:
  • Orgain Organic Protein Plant-Based Protein Powder.
  • Orgain Clean Whey Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder.
  • Orgain Grass Fed Pasture Raised Collagen Protein Powder.
  • Orgain Organic Protein & Superfoods Plant-Based Protein Powder.

Orgain Organic Protein Plant-Based Protein Powder

  • The Orgain Organic Protein Plant-Based Protein Powder is 100% vegan and contains 21 grams of organic plant-based protein. It comes in five flavors, including chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter, unsweetened, and chocolate peanut powder.
  • The product mostly contains low-FODMAP ingredients such as organic chia seed, xanthan gum, and guar gum.
  • It also contains erythritol, which is also considered low-FODMAP. However, erythritol poses a challenge for people on a low-FODMAP diet, as it leads to fructose malabsorption, which could trigger Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms.
  • People on a low-FODMAP diet might need to limit their intake of erythritol. Click here to see recommended intakes.

Orgain Clean Whey Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder

  • The Orgain Clean Whey Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder contains 21 grams of grass-fed whey protein and only comes in the chocolate creamy fudge flavor.
  • The product contains both low-FODMAP ingredients such as xanthan gum and high-FODMAP ingredients such as inulin.
  • Inulins belong to a group of dietary fibers called fructans. They are known to cause serious digestive problems for people diagnosed with IBS.
  • People in the first phase of their low-FODMAP diet should reduce their fructans' intake, including inulin. After the first phase, they can check their product's tolerance to see if they are ready to add it back into their diet. Products with "high levels of naturally-occurring inulin and added inulin" should be avoided.

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