💪 WARNING: Protein Powders Can Cause Cancer

💪 WARNING: Protein Powders Can Cause Cancer


Hi, it’s Dr Sam Robbins This past year, I’ve done a few videos about
protein powders, a few of the more popular ones being Everything You Want & Need To Know About Protein
Powders How to make your own customized protein powder
How To Use Whey Protein For Maximum Muscle and Fat Loss And I’ve gotten a ton of views, shares,
likes and of course, questions… Which brings up today’s topic asked by a
viewer: Do protein powders cause cancer? Well, the surprising answer is “yes”,
they can and I’ll tell you about this in a minute. However, let’s first qualify what is considered
a protein powder? Protein powders are powdered forms of protein
that come from plants (soybeans, peas, rice, potatoes, or hemp), eggs, or milk (casein
or whey protein). The powders may include other ingredients
such as added sugars, artificial flavoring, thickeners, vitamins, and minerals. These days, collagen and bone-broth protein
is also very popular. There’s even red meat protein powder as
well. I mention this, because most people think
it’s just “whey or milk” protein, but there are lots of other forms. So, let’s continue with the cancer causing
protein powders… Yes – Protein Powders Linked To Cancer
Earlier this year, a nonprofit group called the Clean Label Project released a report
about toxins in protein powders. Researchers screened 134 products for 130
types of toxins and found that many protein powders contained heavy metals (lead, arsenic,
cadmium, and mercury), bisphenol-A (BPA, which is used to make plastic), pesticides, or other
contaminants with links to cancer and other health conditions. Some toxins were present in significant quantities. For example, one protein powder contained
25 times the allowed limit of BPA. How could protein powder contain so many contaminants? The Clean Label Project points to manufacturing
processes or the existence of toxins in the soil (absorbed by plants that are made into
protein powders). Not all of the protein powders that were tested
contained elevated levels of toxins. You can see the results at the Clean Label
Project’s website. But I’m Still Eating My Protein Powder
So at this point, you may be thinking what you should do? Or, maybe, what do I personally do since in
my previous videos you’ve heard me mention I have protein powders. First, I’m not too concerned with this study. It’s just one. If it was replicated many times by other companies,
it would be something else. Besides, there’s always two sides to a story. As with any kind of food – protein, fat or
carbs – the TYPE and SOURCE of the food is important. Vegetables are healthy – but not if they’ve
been genetically modified and have been sprayed with pesticides and other cancer-causing agents,
correct? Fish is healthy – if it’s wild caught salmon
for example. NOT farm-raised, soy-fed, fake tilapia. Fat is very good for every cell in your body
and it’s essential – but not if it’s fake, processed and hydrogenated vegetable and seed
oils such as soybean, canola, corn and similar oils. Is this making sense? It’s All About The Source Same with protein powders… What TYPE is it? Where is it sourced? What you eat is important. But what IT ate is even MORE important. The cheap, “weight gain” powders, that
contain artificial sweeteners, sugars and other junk are NOT good for you. They cause stomach problems… Are bad for your gut health…. Cause gas, bloating, acne, hair loss and other
forms of accelerated aging. Here’s What I Eat
Unfortunately, when I was younger – these junky protein powders is what I used, we didn’t
have good stuff. Then I started to use better quality powders
– such as MetRx and EAS. Later, I formulated my own because I wanted
the best. I wanted easy digestion. I didn’t want anything artificial or additives. And same with these days, I still consume
protein powders, but they’re custom made for ME and I’ll show you how you can do
the same, for yourself. And don’t worry, it’ll actually be cheaper. So, you’ll save money AND be healthier. However, before I start – Most of your meals
should consist of REAL, solid protein sources – animal or vegetable. If you have 5-6 meals daily, maybe 1 or 2
of them would be a powdered source. Solid meals with real, healthy foods is always
best. My List Of Protein Powders So with that said, here’s what I eat and
I’ll give you links to everything at the end of this video. New Zealand, Grass-Fed Whey Protein – all
grass fed, pesticide-free, cold filtration, no antibiotics. New Zealand has better quality control there,
than they do in the US. I use this form of whey ONLY with my workouts. Rice Protein; non-GMO, organic, Soy-Free
Pea Protein; non-GMO, organic, Soy-Free I combine these two proteins together, when
I make my ultra healthy and yummy protein cookies. Hemp Protein; non-GMO, organic, Soy-Free
I have this usually once daily or every other day, when I don’t feel like eating another
animal source protein. Collagen – grass-fed beef & wild caught fish
Honestly, I don’t have this much. I’m just not really convinced how well it
works or not, but I just take it for improved skin and joints. Summary
As you can see, it’s all healthy sources of protein. Three are vegetarian sources (rice, pea and
hemp) and one is animal – whey. Unfortunately, almost all the whey, milk and
even the vegetarian powders you buy, are not of high quality. They also consist of artificial sweeteners,
added sugars (cane, syrups, etc.), additives and so forth. All of these things may lead to cancer eventually,
but they for SURE are NOT good for your health. So, make sure you read the labels. If you eat from healthy sources of food, you
won’t have to worry about heavy metals, hormones, toxins and so forth. And yes, I know good protein costs more – but
you’ll pay the price later in life, when you eat cheap, junky foods. Go for quality, not quantity. Make sure you also take a look at my previous
protein videos below, in the description area.