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Protein Drink Dangers: Investigation Finds Several Protein Powders and Protein Drinks Toxic E-mail
Written by Administrator/Editor Lynn Glenn   

protein_drinksA new Consumer Reports Investigation on protein powders and protein finds that some ready-to-drink protein powders and protein liquids are contaminated with dangerous metals that pose serious health risks and can have toxic effects on the body's organs.

The Consumer Reports investigation appearing in Consumer Report's July issue, included the testing of 15 protein drinks, as well as a review of government documents and interviews with health and fitness experts, and consumers.

The report found that most people already get enough protein and that even people who do not can find "far better and cheaper ways to add more protein to their diet if it's needed."

All 15 of the protein drinks tested by Consumer Reports had one or more the following contaminants: arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.

Specifically, "Consumer Reports" found that Muscle Milk Chocolate, Muscle Milk Vanilla Crème and EAS Myoplex Original Rich Dark Chocolate can expose users to elevated levels of heavy metals when they consume three servings a day.

If consumed in excess, arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury can have toxic effects on the body and its organs. Chronic, low-level exposure to heavy metals can build up in the body and cause serious health conditions, including but not limited to central nervous system damage, reproductive damage, organ failure and even death.

 
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