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Old 06-01-2010, 11:59 AM #1
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Tests Show Some Protein Shakes Contain Toxic Chemicals

My friend found this and sent it to me, figured i'd share. It could be bull**** or it might not be, who knows.

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http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/stor...01979&catid=37


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WASHINGTON DC (WUSA) -- You won't believe the dangerous chemicals that could be in your favorite protein shake.

A new investigation by Consumer Reports finds that all of the protein drinks tested had at least one sample containing one or more of the following; arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury.

They are sold as ready-to-drink liquids or powders that are mixed with milk, juice or water to make shakes. Testing also shows that the protein drinks may pose health problems over time, especially if a consumer drinks more than one a day. What makes these finding particularly worrisome is that some of the groups that tend to drink protein shakes are vulnerable, pregnant women, nursing mothers, baby boomers and teens, in addition to athletes.

Here are some examples of the findings:
# The ready-to-drink liquid EAS Myoplex Original Rich Dark Chocolate Shake contained high levels of two potentially dangerous chemicals; arsenic and cadmium. The shake provide an average of 16.9 micrograms (µg) of arsenic, exceeding the proposed USP limit of 15 µg per day and an average of 5.1 µg of cadmium, which is just above the USP limit of 5 µg per day.
# The samples of Muscle Milk Chocolate powder contained all four heavy metals and high levels in three; cadmium, lead and arsenic. Average cadmium levels of 5.6 µg in three daily servings exceeded the USP limit of 5 µg per day, and the average lead level of 13.5 µg also topped the USP limit of 10 µg per day. The average arsenic level of 12.2 µg was approaching the USP limit of 15 µg per day.

The drinks tested were purchased mainly in the New York metro area and online. For most of the protein products tested, Consumer Reports found levels of contaminants in the low to moderate range. However, three products if served three times a day, could expose consumers to levels of arsenic, cadmium or lead that exceed the maximum limits recommended for dietary supplements proposed by the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP).

Standards for health products are voluntary and recommended by the USP. Federal regulations do not generally require that protein drinks face safety testing, as is the rule for prescription drugs.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:07 PM #2
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i guess i'll stick to my milk and dbol like i've been doing all along. I told you that protein was bad for you!
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:42 PM #3
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glad I drink protein powder instead of ****ty bottled crap.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:53 PM #4
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glad I drink protein powder instead of ****ty bottled crap.
Read the whole thing dumb****

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Old 06-01-2010, 03:16 PM #5
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:18 PM #6
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Might as well be swole when I die, so why not go out like a mother****ing champ?
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:40 PM #7
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Might as well be swole when I die, so why not go out like a mother****ing champ?
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:54 PM #8
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Yea i was so dumb for saying that some supplements have harmful chemicals
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Of course they find this ****. Give me a study over 10 years of various kinds then maybe I'll take it into consideration. This study was probably done by some whiny tool who writes for Mens Health or some ****.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:13 PM #10
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Of course they find this ****. Give me a study over 10 years of various kinds then maybe I'll take it into consideration. This study was probably done by some whiny tool who writes for Mens Health or some ****.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:06 AM #15
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They don't mention the fluoride in your water and the carcinogens in the plastic cup you consume it out of...
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:11 AM #16
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i personally try to get as much arsenic as i can every day
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i personally try to get as much arsenic as i can every day
That way you build an immunity, then gobble it in front of friends for fun.
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They don't mention the fluoride in your water and the carcinogens in the plastic cup you consume it out of...
And don't forget that the aluminum you make your hat out of causes alzheimers.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:46 AM #19
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Or the cancer causing agents that form when you grill meat.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:56 AM #20
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or the _________________ in our __________________.
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:17 PM #21
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Things I don't eat anymore:

Canned foods (BPA)
anything cooked or microwaved in plastic, or stored in plastic that isn't code 1,2,4 or 5)
microwave popcorn (perfluorooctanoic acid)
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Haven't done anything about fluoride yet. You need to condense water yourself for that I think....or drink spring water exclusively.



The point is, Cytosport responded tot he article that their products are tested for these metals, and pass....so there's that.
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