Food and Nutrition

Heavy Metals Found in Powdered Protein Drinks

| by Fit Bottomed Girls

And I’m not talking about music to wake you up in the morning. I’m talking mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead—in your protein powder. Yikes.

The fine folks over at Consumer Reports investigated 15 protein drinks and found that all of the drinks in the test contained at least one sample with one or more of the above-mentioned heavy metals. Eight of the protein supplements tested had enough lead in a single serving to require a warning label in California. Yikes again.

If you regularly use protein drinks and powders, you should read this report—especially if you’re using more than one serving a day.

Maybe have an omelet instead.