Skip to content

You are here:Home arrow Nutrition arrow General Nutrition Articles arrow Protein Drink Dangers: Investigation Finds Several Protein Powders and Protein Drinks Toxic
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.

< Prev   Next >

 Contact Our News Editors

  • For any corrections of factual information, or to contact the editors please use our feedback form.
  • Please send any medical, health, fitness or anti-aging news press releases to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  
  Back to Front Page
 List of all Health and Medical Sections






A to Z Health:
Allergies | Alzheimers | Anxiety | Arthritis | Asthma | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) | Autism | Auto-Immune Disorders | Bird Flu | Bladder Cancer | Bone Disease | Brain Tumor Breast Cancer | Cardiovascular Disease | Cervical Cancer | Cholesterol (HDL, LDL) | Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | Cold and Flu | Colitis | Colon Cancer | Colorectal Cancer | Crohn's Disease Cystic Fibrosis | Dementia | Depression | Diabetes | Eczema | Endometrial Cancer | Erectile Dysfunction | Esophageal Cancer | Eye Disease | Fibromyalgia | Gastrointestinal Problems | Hair Loss Headaches (e.g., migraines, sinus, etc.) | Head and Neck | Hearing Loss | Heartburn | Heart Disease | Hormone Disorders | Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) | Infectious Diseases | Joint Pain Kidney Cancer | Kidney Disease | Leukemia | Liver Cancer | Liver Disease | Lung Cancer | Lung Disease | Lymphoma | Melanoma | Mesothelioma | Migraines | Multiple Sclerosis | Obesity Obessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) | Osteoporosis | Ovarian Cancer | Pancreatic Cancer | Parkinson’s Disease | Pediatric Cancer | Prostate Cancer | Prostate Health | Psoriasis | Respiratory Ailments | Sarcoma | Skin Cancer | Skin Diseases & Conditions | Sleep Disorders | Stomach Cancer | Stress | Stroke | Testicular Cancer | Thyroid Cancer | Thyroid Disease | Urology/Renal

Visitors: 23870655
Copyright © 2007 - 2017 Muscle Mag Fitness | Muscle, Fitness and Health Resource All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of Muscle Mag Fitness terms of service.
Designed by: