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    Default Is Your Protein Powder Toxic?

    When Consumer Reports found dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals in protein shakes, they raised some important questions:
    1. Is my protein powder toxic?
    2. Is protein powder healthy?
    3. Is protein powder necessary?
    In 2010, 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.
    They found that at least one item from each product line contained detectable levels of cadmium, arsenic, lead or mercury. The three most toxic brands contained levels of heavy metal toxicity above the safe allowable limits proposed by U.S. Pharmacopeia. Many others contained levels in the low to moderate range

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