Protein Drinks: The Arsenic Flavor Is My Favorite

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    Jun 04, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    Consumer Reports purchased 15 protein powders and drinks mainly in the New York metro area or online and tested multiple samples of each for arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. The levels discussed here are based on three servings per day, an amount that experts say is common. The results showed a considerable range, but levels in three products were of particular concern:

    Three daily servings of the ready-to-drink liquid EAS Myoplex Original Rich Dark Chocolate 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 levels of three metals in the product were among the highest of all products tested by Consumer Reports. 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.

    Muscle Milk Vanilla Crème contained 12.2 µg of lead in three daily servings, exceeding the lead limits, and 11.2 µg of arsenic.


    http://blogs.consumerreports.org/safety/2010/06/consumer-reports-protein-drink-investigation-.html

    http://pressroom.consumerreports.org/pressroom/2010/06/investigation-tests-reveal-contaminants-in-many-protein-drinks.html
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    Jun 04, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
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    Jun 05, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
    mmmm cadmium..

    isnt that the place where they make dairy milk choclate?



    haha im just fucking around..
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    Jun 05, 2010 12:16 AM GMT
    So if you want the quality stuff, don't buy the ones that get sold at convenience stores.
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    Jun 05, 2010 12:17 AM GMT
    MenschPress saidSo if you want the quality stuff, don't buy the ones that get sold at convenience stores.


    Exactly.

    That and understand just what the hell you are putting into your body before you consume it. icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 05, 2010 12:51 AM GMT
    yawn, Ill take my chances with the yummy Muscle Milk
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    Jun 05, 2010 4:45 AM GMT
    Rujock saidyawn, Ill take my chances with the yummy Muscle Milk


    Yes, the arsenic is what gives it its smooth creamy texture.

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    Jun 05, 2010 8:37 PM GMT
    I like what ON did and pointed out the level of Arsenic in common food stuffs

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    Arsenic is an element, naturally present in the environment.... and there for everything that drinks, breaths and eats icon_rolleyes.gif