As consumers, we trust our labels. In this journey trying to be more conscious about what i’m putting in and on my body, I trust the ingredients the brands list, be it on the label or online. I do my research diligently, and ultimately trust that what’s being disclosed by the brands. The Clean Label Project goes above and beyond and tests certain items to ensure that the products have no toxins.
Recently, they did an in depth study on protein powders and discovered that many loved brands have tons of toxins. They screened 134 protein powder products from 52 brands for over 130 toxins including heavy metals, BPA, pesticides, and other contaminants with links to cancer and other health conditions. They found that about 75% of the protein powders tested had measurable levels of lead, 55 percent had measurable levels of BPA, and that 28 of the 134 contained twice the regulatory limit (three micrograms) of BPA. The contaminants get in the product during sourcing, transportation or production.
For more info and to check how your protein powder ranks, visit the Clean Label Project site.
When a friend shared the article, I was shocked to find that the worst rated protein powders were plant based and will definitely be changing mine to one of the plant based proteins rated 5/5 stars: