Are you getting enough bang for your buck?
It’s a reality that many people can’t ingest the level of protein they require out of the day with what little time they have. Whether it’s work, school, or some other obligation, sometimes you just can’t get the level of proteins that fit your macronutrient percentage. No big deal because you have protein shakes to help with all that. Problem solved right? Well apparently it seems that the protein that you thought you were getting may actually be something else entirely.
Recent lawsuits have been filed against some of your favorite supplement companies. What are the charges being brought against the defendants? Many of the supplement companies implicated in the lawsuits are alleged to have knowingly added cheap fillers to their products in the hopes of passing said products, powders in particular, as legitimate protein.
It’s a real shock to those who have relied on protein powders to give them the protein they’ve been missing from their diet. The fillers added to the supplements ultimate mean that half of the protein listed on the labels of the product are some other substance entirely. The third party lab tests conducted on many whey protein products showed that the fillers, including creatine monohydrate, glycine, taurine, and other such amino acids, were added to the supplements in hopes of being passed off as protein grams.
Currently the case is still open at this time, but even the allegations are sure to hurt many of the accused supplement companies and if found guilty could potential do crippling damage to their sales. The accusations alone are damaging, but one can only guess how bad things could get if the allegations turn out to be true. Only time will tell what the outcome will be.
For more specific details, head over to Forbes.