Protein Powder Contamination
A July 2010 Consumer Report test revealed that a number of Protein powders are contaminated with Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury. I found this highly disturbing as I have been using one of the worst contaminated Protein powders recently, EAS Myoplex. The EAS Myoplex web site responded that two servings a day are below the maximum safe limits, but did not refute the Consumer Reports testing. I have discarded my supply of EAS Myoplex and now only use Optimum Nutrition’s 100% Whey Gold Standard and their Casein. I considered the purer proteins shown below, but they are cost prohibitive given my budget.
The full report is available at http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2010/july/food/Protein-drinks/overview/index.htm (no subscription required)