A recent report that is slated to be released in the July 2010 Consumer Reports magazine has revealed that an independent, 3rd party testing facility found copius amounts of heavy metals in many of the top selling protein powder.
15 leading protein powders were tested for arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury. They found that 3 daily servings (which is equal to what most people consume daily) of EAS Myoplex Original Chocolate averaged 16.9 micrograms of arsenic and 5.1 grams of cadmium which are both higher than the FDA recommended intake.
Muscle Milk, which everyone has tried, contained all 4 of the above mentioned heavy metals as well as having high amounts of three of the metals, specifically cadmium which builds up in the kidneys. The body can not eliminate cadimum very easy and takes almost 20 years to secrete half of whatever amount that you have in your body!
So that begs the question, what protein is safe? Well according to the study, Optimum Nutrition’s 100% Whey was the safest. It’s the protein that I have used for years and I highly recommend it. Click the image below to get the protein of the year (for the last 5 years) for a great discount.