EAS Myoplex, GNC, Muscle Milk, and Jillian Michaels Loading you with Heavy Metals and Poison?  Now that is Heavy...

Designer Whey, Jillian Michaels, Muscle Milk, EAS Myoplex, Muscletech, GNC?   These are big names and just about anyone taking Sports Supplements has probably used one of these brands.  And sadly, probably continuously- over, and over....   Well a sampling by Consumer Reports showed an extensive smattering of these lovelys in your favorite protein supplements:

  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Mercury (18.)
Credit:  http://www.consumerreports.org/

Credit:  http://www.consumerreports.org/

Any one of these would be shocking but some had significant levels of ALL of them (see photo.)  Most notable was Muscle Milk who had the highest levels and ironically claims their product is based on "mother's milk".   Oh wow momma...  A couple servings of these could easily put you at USP daily limits.  So you are out there doing the best for your body and you just realize you were sabotaged.  Yes, it is sad.  And even more frightening is that these can act together worse than alone.  And they can also be cumulative and take many years to remove from your system.  

Remember, most of us take these several times daily.  This can have catastrophic consequences.  This is one reason I would stay with protein from a known source with Organic being an absolute must.