Protein Promises

The latest scoop on protein powders may leave you feeling a little suspicious of your supplements.

Protein powders and drinks are a hot trend in fitness, with research supporting their health and weight loss benefits. Unfortunately, you may not be getting what you’d expect.

ConsumberLab tested sixteen protein products and found problems with five of them—that’s thirty percent. The products simply didn’t contain what was on the label.

Some had too little protein, while others had more carbohydrates than listed, more cholesterol or even lead.  And these products included some that cost up to five dollars a serving.

I’ve talked a lot about how easy it for consumers to be misled by supplement labels and unscrupulous companies. If protein products are a big part of your diet or health goals, I strongly advise researching the brand you buy. Your powder may not keep its promise.

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