Arsenic, Lead Found In Popular Protein Supplements

For the second time now, a major test as revealed elevated levels of heavy metals in protein powders. Reports like these make me thankful I got my start in the supplement industry to understand the inner workings.

Just like last time, many of the companies named were known as class acts in forums and stores. Unfortunately they are good in reputation-only.

Often times these companies are legit when they start out but get bought out buy larger companies if they gain traction. The other thing that happens is the business meets its inflection point and has a chance to grow and does so by selling out on the quality of sourcing. The underground rap model 

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The biggest reason some studies show supplements work and some don't are as follows: a lot of supplements straight up don't do anything. Sometimes the ones that do are applied in the wrong situations or perhaps before a person's body is healthy enough biochemically to actually use the nutrients. The last one is that because many supplements don't contain what they claim on the label, many studies conducted are simply testing pixie dust and not the actual nutrients themselves.

When taking supplements, it's key to know that your health drives your performance so before taking anything unnecessary like pre-workout it's best to baseline and then optimize your health before shifting gears into anything that's an accessory. Both your health AND performance/fitness will take off.

If I recommend a supplement to someone, I use my partner nutrition dispensary where everything is third-party tested, lab validated and inspected for quality of sourcing by independent authorities.

Want me to review what you're taking and let you know if it's bunk or not?  E-mail coop@12amlabs.com.

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