5 Protein Powders To Stay Away From Right Now

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Natreve Vegan Protein Powder: French Vanilla Wafer

Natreve's "moo-less" protein powder is non-GMO, gluten-free, and created without artificial flavours, colours, or sweeteners.

If you buy Natreve because it's vegan, you should know that it's been recalled because it contains undeclared milk. Two batches of containers have milk-based components that aren't listed.

Bulletproof Collagen Protein

Collagen protein has been touted to be good for hair, skin, and joint health, but there is no valid evidence to support these claims.

Through the process of digestion and absorption, collagen is broken down into amino acids before being absorbed into the bloodstream.

BSN Syntha-6 Protein Powder

Skipping this protein powder because it contains a one-two punch of corn syrup and sucralose, an artificial sweetener.

Sucralose and other artificial sweeteners are bad for your gut, and corn syrup can lead to diabetes and obesity.

Arbonne FeelFit Pea Protein Shake

The first ingredient in this product is the "Arbonne Protein Matrix Blend," which contains 56% pea protein.

The Clean Label Project found that plant-based protein powders, including pea protein, tend to have higher levels of heavy metals than their dairy-containing counterparts.

Not only that, but nearly all cocoa powders—another ingredient found in this powder—have been found to contain cadmium.

Adaptogen Science Tasty Whey Protein Powder

There are lots of reasons to stay away from this protein powder—including pesky thickeners and artificial flavors.

For one, it contains partially hydrogenated coconut oil, which produces a high amount of trans fats during the hydrogenation process.

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