So I'm trying to bulk for the last 3 years, with very minimal success.

I'm having trouble consuming food without sh^tting, I can't consume meal replacement drinks, and I have low T levels.

Are the any digestion pills I could use to increase boost digestion and protein synthesis for my case? What can I do?

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    While the title is a reasonable enough question, I can't disregard what you actually end up writing. Excessive shits and suicidal inclinations are things to take up with a doctor, not faceless strangers on the internet.
    – Alec
    Apr 14, 2022 at 21:19

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Copying a response to one of your previous questions, because it's equally relevant here:

Let's look at your numbers. You've previously stated that you're 60-63kg, can do 12 pull-ups, a 1RM squat of 100kg, deadlift 120kg for 5 reps, and have a max bench of 65kg. So you can squat over 1.5 times bodyweight, probably deadlift in the order of 2.4 times bodyweight, and can bench just over your bodyweight. Those are not bad numbers, at all. Far better than most people will ever achieve in their entire lives.

Since then you've increased your bodyweight to 69kg, and now describe yourself as having "a full flab". So is the extra weight you've gained all fat, or have you been getting stronger as well?

Either way, if you're gaining significant fat, it's because you're eating too much, so the solution definitely isn't to try to increase the amount of food you're eating or the energy you're absorbing from that food.

And if you aren't gaining muscle or strength, then that indicates any one or more of:

  • Your training is inadequate to promote additional muscle growth.
  • You're not getting enough sleep.
  • You're not consuming enough protein. (This is unlikely to be the case.)
  • You've just gotten so close to the maximum amount of muscle that you could possibly gain that any further gains are happening too slowly to be noticeable.

Given that your lifts are quite strong relative to your bodyweight, and you have a reasonably high BMI, you are definitely at least getting close to reaching your maximum muscle potential. What you should be asking yourself, probably with the assistance of a therapist, is why aren't you happy with the gains you've made? (And if you're having suicidal ideation, as you're implying, definitely see a therapist.)

  • can't even bench 70kgs and I'm close to reaching my maximum muscle potential. What a beautiful life.
    – user33409
    Apr 13, 2022 at 17:11
  • >why aren't you happy with the gains you've made? If you had a salary of $20 and you got it up to $40, would you be "happy with gains you've made"? After almost 3 years of bulking and training with PTs, I can't bench what most people can do without training/minimal training. Either something is clearly wrong with my nutritional intake, or I have very low potential. I am clinging on to the hope that it's the former, which is why I posted the question.
    – user33409
    Apr 13, 2022 at 17:43
  • @nz_21 you shouldn't compare yourself to others, you should compare yourself to your previous self. Are you more happy with your current shape than how you started out 3 years ago? If so, it was worth it.
    – MJB
    Apr 16, 2022 at 7:22