Investigation finds dangerous chemicals in protein drinks - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Consumer reports investigation finds dangerous chemicals in protein drinks

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A consumer reports investigation finds too many protein drinks could cause health problems over time if you drink a lot of them.  Often used by body builders, protein drinks are made by mixing a powder with milk or water or juice. 

The investigation of 15 protein drinks was done at an outside lab and they found either arsenic, cadmium, lead or mercury in each sample.  Most of the tested products had low to moderate levels of contaminants, but three had levels high enough that if consumed three times a day, would exceed the maximum limits proposed by the government.  The investigation also found some of these drinks could have excess protein and most drinks didn't specify a maximum intake.

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