Why We Don't Add These Ingredients In Our Protein Powders
To be sure you're putting clean ingredients in your body, we will tell you why we don't add the following ingredients in our protein powders.
Most come from GMO sources with high pesticides use. Phyto-estrogens may cause hormonal disturbances and suppressed thyroid function in some people.
Food sensitivities to gluten can elevate inflammation in some people and cause a range of health problems from hormonal imbalances, skin conditions and fatigue to mood swings and headaches.
DEXTRINS / GLUCOSE / FRUCTOSE
Can raise glycemic load which may contribute to fat storage as well as cause gastrointestinal distress in some people.
Common sweetener used in Health Supplements is SUCROLOSE (955) also sold as Splenda - it’s chemically altered so can’t be digested. Other five common sweeteners (the figures in brackets are the additive numbers) in New Zealand: Aspartame (951) also sold as Equal; Acesulfame-K (950); Cyclamate (952) and Saccharin (954) also sold as Sucaryl and Sugromax (saccharin and cyclamate mixed).
SKIM MILK POWDER / MILK SOLIDS
Often used as a cheap bulking agent. They are high in lactose sugars, that can cause bloating, gastrointestinal distress, constipation and loose stools.
WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE AND CASEINATE
Whey and casein protein sources are high in lactose that can often cause bloating, flatulence and gastrointestinal distress in some people. It's quite ironic that these powders actually started off as a weight gainer in medical institutions!
VEGETABLE OILS / FATS
These ingredients are often added to many weight loss and protein supplements to increase richness and moth feel of the powder. These fats are often derived from hydrogenated sources that contain trans fats, which are thought to be more harmful than saturated fats. Trans fats raise level of bad cholesterol. Additionally, trans fats may worsen insulin resistance, weight gain and diabetes and may have detrimental effects on brain health.
THICKENERS AND GUMS
Including xanthan gum which is a food additive manufactured from soy or corn, the common side effects are gas and bloating.
Basically, the only thing that’s really ‘natural’ about natural flavour is that the chemicals that make it up originated from a plant or animal. Artificial flavours on the other hand may be made with the same chemicals, however, the chemicals in artificial flavours come from a synthetic source (making them less expensive). Both are created in a laboratory environment by a scientist known as a flavourist who blends chemicals together to form flavourings.
As a food manufacturing company we actually use spices (e.g. cinnamon) and other pure ingredients to flavour our foods/supplements - we are proud to let you know how great our ingredients are. In contrast to other companies using the term ‘natural flavour’, it’s because they are using a flavour boosting science project to create a taste that they have determined you will like and will have you coming back for more. Very sneaky!
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