By Barbara Hay ~
Whether for weight loss, muscle building, or simply as a convenient quick meal on the go, many Americans turn to protein powders and drinks.
But a new study (https://www.cleanlabelproject.org/protein-powder/) shows that many of the top-selling powders and drinks may contain concerning levels of heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead, and toxins like bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in some plastic containers and food can liners.
These substances have been linked to cancer, brain damage, and reproductive issues. When products were tested, many
contained detectable levels of at least one heavy metal and 55 percent tested positive for BPA. The problem is, these toxins
accumulate in your body and can stay there for years. Frequent consumption of foods that contain them can have
adverse effects on your health.
This article (https://www.consumerreports.org/dietary-supplements/heavy-metals-in-protein-supplements/) from Consumer Reports provides a review of popular protein powders and drink supplements available today, and whether they’re necessary for most people.
The company I work with manufactures protein supplements and happily each product is made from only the finest
ingredients to deliver the healthy, benefits. Every product in one line is also soy-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free, does
not contain artificial sweeteners, and is kosher. A few specific products are also dairy-free and vegan.
Whether your goal is to maintain healthy blood sugar, build muscle, achieve a healthy weight, or just snack smarter,
you need to be knowledgeable to protect your body every step of your journey. The article mentioned above is a good resource regarding flavors and formulas. You owe it to yourself to make an informed healthy choice.