| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:48 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Does your protein powder make you stanky?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:47 pm 
Offline
Writes Vegan Haiku
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:01 am
Posts: 28
Location: Amsterdam
I've been working out this summer and to soothe the impact on my muscles and help them rebuild, I have been taking protein powder after the heavy weight-lifting sessions. Just mixed with water or almond milk, and sometimes having it in my yogurt in the mornings. So maybe 4 times a week in total.

After a few weeks, I started to notice that I'm more smelly when I sweat now. I smell like a weed smoker.

It is a hemp protein powder, so I guess that makes sense.

Has anyone else experienced anything similar?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Does your protein powder make you stanky?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:51 pm 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:29 pm
Posts: 254
Location: San Francisco
Ha ha! I wish. I drink 2 shakes a day of hemp-based protein powder and haven't smelled anything worse than my normal bad smell. Would be fun to smell like the good stuff.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Does your protein powder make you stanky?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:34 am 
Offline
Writes Vegan Haiku
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:01 am
Posts: 28
Location: Amsterdam
haha, I guess that's one way of looking at it!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Does your protein powder make you stanky?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:34 pm 
Offline
Remembers When Veganism Was Cool
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:34 am
Posts: 2432
Amsterdamaged wrote:
I've been working out this summer and to soothe the impact on my muscles and help them rebuild, I have been taking protein powder after the heavy weight-lifting sessions.

Has anyone else experienced anything similar?


Yes. I've been working out too and even though I don't use protein powder, I do notice that my sweat started to smell differently.

So I think it's the exercise that changes something (hormones?) and not the protein powder.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Does your protein powder make you stanky?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:33 pm 
Offline
Writes Vegan Haiku
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:01 am
Posts: 28
Location: Amsterdam
Aaaahh sooo.

Guess it's worth it, right?
No pain, no gain.
No smell, no hell. (Does that even make sense? I don't think so.)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Does your protein powder make you stanky?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:10 am 
Offline
The Real Hamburger Helper
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:43 pm
Posts: 2238
Location: Wet and Windy Wiltshire
Amsterdamaged wrote:
After a few weeks, I started to notice that I'm more smelly when I sweat now. I smell like a weed smoker.
Not that I'm pretending I don't know what weed smells like, but different people smell things differently. Would you describe your sweat as smelling like ammonia? That can be a sign that you are working yourself into hypoglycaemia and you're body is processing protein for energy.

_________________
dropscone - "Ack, I'm no help, I just like to imagine as many people as possible eating roast potatoes."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Does your protein powder make you stanky?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:39 am 
Offline
Impressive boner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:57 pm
Posts: 3998
Location: Nottingham.
When I used to eat a lot a protein my sweat did start to smell of weed, but I was using soy protein rather than hemp. Sometimes now my sweat smells of ammonia.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Does your protein powder make you stanky?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:19 am 
Offline
Writes Vegan Haiku
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:01 am
Posts: 28
Location: Amsterdam
Gulliver wrote:
Amsterdamaged wrote:
After a few weeks, I started to notice that I'm more smelly when I sweat now. I smell like a weed smoker.
Not that I'm pretending I don't know what weed smells like, but different people smell things differently. Would you describe your sweat as smelling like ammonia? That can be a sign that you are working yourself into hypoglycaemia and you're body is processing protein for energy.


Whoa, what?! Hold on, back up. Really?
I don't *think* that it smelled like ammonia, but I'll certainly be paying closer attention from now on! Thanks for the heads up!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Does your protein powder make you stanky?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:08 pm 
Offline
Tofu Pup

Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:55 am
Posts: 1
Well the answer to this is absolutely YES ... hemp protein powder makes you smell like a serious stoner. I just realized this as I was
confronted by a few office mates, (luckily in a joking way). They said the smell was so strong, that they followed it down the hallway and they wanted to see which client of ours was the pot head ... it led to my office. They said the smell was obviously and unmistakably weed.

I guess I'm going to try to use about half of what I have been using, because I love the stuff. Then, maybe incorporate mint? I really can't smell it on myself ... most of us have olfactory fatigue when it comes to our own smell.

For some people this is a problem ... the smell at a work place gives rise to suspicion, and it only takes one brown-noser to make it a political issue. Obviously, its not getting you high, but once the spotlight is upon you, and that smell ... well you get office politics. Guilty until proven innocent. Some workplaces ... it won't matter.

If anybody has any ideas, how to mask the smell with another or anything, I would love to hear them.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer