Protein is not be the only thing that some muscle-building energy drinks contain.
In a newly released study by Consumer Reports
, potentially hazardous heavy metals were also found in the popular protein elixirs.
"All drinks in our tests had at least one sample containing one or more of the following contaminants: arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury," the report stated. "Those metals can have toxic effects on several organs in the body."
Specifically, Consumer Reports tested 15 different protein drinks, and came to the conclusion that there are "better and cheaper ways" for a person to supplement protein. Among the drinks
the advocacy group tested were BSN Lean Dessert Protein Shake, Muscle Milk, GNC Lean Shake Chocolate, and the Energy First Pro Energy Whey Protein Isolate.
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