6 Facts The Supplement Companies Don’t Want You To Know About Protein Shakes & Bars


If you think you have an advantage at building muscle by buying protein powder or bars, you may be sadly mistaken. So many of us have become victims of the persuasive and misleading marketing that these companies plaster all over the web and across magazines.

Of course they seem like a great option to enhance your over-all fitness, with their bright and alluring packaging, gorgeous models promoting them, and the enticing claims they make.  Sound familiar?

A protein bar is really nothing more than a candy bar with some additives that claim to get you ripped and lean in no time. Take a look at the ingredients in these protein bars; you’ll likely find high fructose corn syrup, sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners, etc.

These are all terrible for your body and may actually cause adverse effects.

If you consume three or more protein shakes a day, you could be causing health problems due to contaminants in these products.

In an investigation published by “Consumer Reports” back in 2010, heavy metal contaminants were found in at least one sample of each of the 15 protein drinks examined!

These contaminants were arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Do these sound like ingredients you should be putting into your body?

Aside from the dangerous ingredients in protein bars and powders, experts have said that too much protein can, in fact, lead to dehydration, digestive problems, increase your risk for osteoporosis, and can even cause kidney problems. So the question is, why are we still throwing away our money on these products?

Not only are they outlandishly expensive and dangerous, but you can get sufficient protein from inexpensive whole foods.

Did You Know?

A half of a chicken breast contains 27 grams of protein, three scrambled eggs will give you 20 grams; all for under a dollar per serving!

It all comes down to is this simple fact: There are NO shortcuts! Mother Nature has given us the resources to live happy, healthy and productive lives.