Protein Powder Ingredients

Protein Powder Ingredients

Often, people assume that their protein powders contain… well, protein. And little else. In reality, there are lots of other things that companies throw into the mix for myriad reasons. These additives might be there for flavor, texture, shelf-live, appearance or a host of other uses. Either way, they probably shouldn’t be in your protein powder. But what fillers should you look for in particular? Carrageenan… Why? Both in protein powders […]

Between allergens and additives, there are lots of things that the health-conscious consumer needs to consider. Unfortunately, lots of potentially harmful vitamin supplements tend to slip through unchecked – largely thanks to their “natural” banners. One of the most surprising, and problematic, aspects of vitamin supplements has to do with their inclusion of Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs. But, how could a GMO get into your vitamins? Why does it matter? […]

It’s easy to assume that protein powders are fairly simple, straightforward supplements. After all, all you really need to look at is the protein content, right? No. Not really. In addition to examining the entire list of ingredients for potentially harmful additives, there is one more element you should be concerned with: amino acids. What Are Amino Acids? As you might remember from high school biology class, amino acids are the […]

A brief look at the ingredients of the standard protein powder often yields some surprising results. After all, you would expect just one thing to be in that tub: your chosen variety of protein, right? Unfortunately, this is seldom the case. Among the many additives that get tossed in with most protein powders, soy lecithin is one of the most common. There’s a very good chance, then, that you’ve encountered this […]

When you decide on a protein powder, you probably make a few assumptions. Specifically, you likely assume that that powder is going to give you everything you need nutritionally to support your workouts. You naturally will also think that your protein powder is going to be good for you and free from anything that might do you harm. Unfortunately, this is not always true. Not only are most protein powders loaded […]

You should be able to assume that your protein powder is healthy and good for you. After all, that’s why you take it, right? Unfortunately, unscrupulous manufacturers often add things into the mix that are… less than beneficial. In fact, these additives can often have surprisingly negative effects on your overall health and well-being. One common, and particularly concerning, additive is Acesulfame Potassium – sometimes called Acesulfame K or simply Ace-K. […]

It’s probably pretty safe to assume that you take whey protein powder because you know that it’s good for you. You likely do not even consider the idea that whey could be hurting you in some way. The sad – and dangerous – truth, though, is that many whey proteins are doing exactly that. How? What’s the potential danger of taking whey? What can you do to keep yourself safe? Hidden […]

Within the past few years, powdered peanut butter has become a pretty dominant force in the dietary landscape. After all, it tastes like standard peanut butter, but is nutritionally superior and far more adaptable. But still, a common concern connected with peanut butter might worry some potential powdered peanut butter users – aflatoxin. What exactly is aflatoxin? Does it mean that powdered peanut butter is dangerous? Aflatoxin – What It Is […]

Reading the ingredients list on any food is usually a pretty enlightening and frightening exercise. Let’s consider whey protein, for example. One would think that whey protein has just one ingredient – whey protein. Unfortunately, this is seldom the case. Most of the time, whey supplements are loaded with things that are, at best, useless. Occasionally, however, some of these whey protein ingredients pack some pretty startling potential dangers. Here are […]

If you’ve ever taken the time to glance over the ingredients label of your foods, you know it can be a pretty surprising experience. Seemingly straightforward foods – things that should have one or two ingredients – are generally stuffed with tons of different substances, many of which have long, complex and confusing names. Whey protein, for example, really should just have one ingredient: Whey. After all, the popular protein source […]