Could my protein powder be poisoning me?
June 17, 2011 7:57 AM Subscribe
Should I be worried about my protein supplement? Should I give it up? What are some good alternatives?
posted by entropicamericana to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm getting back into working out and taking care of myself after a few years and I stumbled across this article
from a July 2010 Consumer Reports
. I somehow missed this when it was news and any fallout that might have resulted.
I bought some protein powder from Costco in 2010 that I'm pretty sure is EAS (I discarded the original packaging). Their liquid drink is listed as one of the worst offenders
, but the powder is not on the chart. I don't know if it was tested.
What is the consensus on protein powder in light of this article? I'm sure regulations haven't changed. I've seen some people questioning their methods. Judging from the amount of AskMe questions about protein powder since then, it is either isn't a concern for most people or they haven't read the article.
My fitness routine involves weightlifting and plenty of protein; I'm spoiled by the convenience of protein powder in smoothies and shakes. Should I just resign myself to whole foods (pricier, slower) or what?