17 Jan Are All Protein Supplements Created Equal?
Protein powders and formulas have a huge and loyal following among fitness enthusiasts. And it would seem like a simple way to boost your health; protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle, bone strength, and numerous body functions. Adding protein is not just for working out, though. Protein intake can become an issue in older adults as well, often missing out on necessary protein because of reduced appetite.
So are protein powders that mix into tall glasses of smoothie/water/other liquids the way to go?
Be careful: a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder can harbor health risks. “I don’t recommend using protein powders except in a few instances, and only with supervision,” says registered dietitian Kathy McManus, director of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital.¹
Even the Top Rated protein powder on the Clean Label Project™ was only given a 3 out of a maximum 5 stars for ingredient quality. The Clean Label Project™ uses data and science to reveal the true contents of America’s best-selling consumer products. Products are tested in an accredited analytical chemistry laboratory for 130 harmful environmental and industrial contaminants and toxins.² Oftentimes, the taste of a product is so unpalatable that manufacturers will add Sugars, Carbohydrates, Fat, and even Cholesterol to disguise the taste. Learn more about types of protein here.
Not to mention that this top rated protein powder runs for $56.99 on Amazon. Even your wallet will be sore after that workout!
So what’s the alternative?
Nutritional Designs, Inc.’s Liquid Protein Supplement (LPS) requires a single 1 oz dose before a workout or as a protein enhancer, to provide 15g of collagen & whey protein. LPS is proud to say it has 0g Sugar, 0g Fat & 0g Cholesterol. It is Non-GMO and proudly made in the USA, bottled in BPA-free vessels. And you can grab a bottle for only $29 (before shipping) so you can focus on your personal, not financial, health. Check out the variety of flavors that are sure to make you say, why didn’t I try this before??
¹Harvard Health Medical, https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-hidden-dangers-of-protein-powders
²Clean Label Project™, https://www.cleanlabelproject.org