Protein Powder Contamination

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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 (no subscription required)

Levels of contamination