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Shady Ingredients Your Protein Should Never Have

Updated: Jun 26, 2019

A quality protein drink made from whole food ingredients can benefit your health in a number of ways. Protein powders can balance hormones, assist in weight loss, support detoxification and digestion, boost your immune system, and even support pregnancy.

Protein is also the key nutrient that helps you get ageless, glowing skin and lean, toned muscles. As you all know, we've been on this vegan journey for the past 4yrs and it's been such an eye opening experience.


It’s important you choose the right products that suits your needs and that supports your health in every way.



HERE ARE THE NASTIES YOU DON'T WANT IN YOUR PROTEIN


Maltodextrin

This is a highly processed food additive usually made from genetically modified (GMO) corn. Protein companies use it to make their products mix easier. In some cases Maltodextrin may also cause weight gain, skin irritation, asthma, cramping, or difficulty breathing.




SOY AND SUNFLOWER LECITHIN

These common food additives are used to thicken protein powders and other foods. Soy lecithin is particularly troubling. To make it, soybean oil (GMO unless it says “organic” or “non-GMO verified”) is extracted from raw soybeans using a chemical solvent (usually hexane), then dried and bleached.


XANTHAN GUM & OTHER GUMS

This is produced by bacterial fermentation of a sugar-containing medium — usually a potentially allergenic or GMO-containing substance such as corn, soy, dairy, or wheat. On top of that, xanthan gum has been shown to have a major laxative effect. Thickeners and gums, including xanthan gum, are manufactured from soy or corn and can cause bloating and gas.


SILICON DIOXIDE LINKED TO CANCER

According to a 2018 study, this ingredient is a proven carcinogen (Click here). A carcinogen is defined as a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.

An evaluation published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology determined that a higher concentration and longer exposure, silicon dioxide interferes with cell cycle and inhibits cell growth in the gastrointestinal tract.

Researchers concluded that even though silicon dioxide could be used as a safe food additive, more investigations, such as long-term in vivo exposure, are necessary in future studies.

Due to this uncertainty, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) doesn’t classify silicon dioxide as safe


CASEIN & WPC (WHEY)

These are also known as whey protein concentrate and caseinate. WPC’s and casein protein sources are high in lactose, which can often cause bloating, flatulence, and gastrointestinal distress in some people.


ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

Common artificial sweeteners used are sucralose, splenda (955), aspartamine, equal, NutraSweet (951), or saccharin (954). Several negative side effects can come from ingesting these unnatural ingredients, including headaches, migraines, gastric distress, depression, and weight gain.



Elxr Co BALANCE: THE CLEANEST PROTEIN IN THE WORLD


As you guys already know, we went on THE HUNT to find a protein powder that was clean and free of all the ingredients above and it led us to The ELXR Company! Elxr Co BALANCE is the cleanest and best tasting vegan protein in the world. It is like nothing you've ever tasted before. There is no grainy aftertaste, no additives.



BALANCE is Non GMO & 100% Plant-based with USDA Certified organic ingredients. No dairy, no soy, no gluten, no filler, no artificial flavours, no pesticides, no yeast, no synthetics, not chalky, not gritty, no nasties. Just simply SMOOTH and delicious wild vanilla flavor sure to please your palate. To read more about EXLR CO CLEAN Ingredients click here

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