"No doubt, you have noticed how some companies sell cheap protein and it's made you wonder how they do it, because the few long established, reputable protein supplements are never sold at those prices..."
Cheap Protein; The dirty little secret they don't want told.
54,000 children ill from powdered protein... Dairy recalls of 22 suppliers... Thousands of U.S. dogs and cats sickened and killed... Exports of medicine, candy, snack and food ingredients linked to sickness and death in humans and animals in North and South America... Contaminated U.S. name brand infant formulas...
What if you were to learn that a specific ingredient in the products indicted above was deliberately spiked to make them register a higher, false protein score and that it was the sole source of the contamination? Well, that is precisely the truth of the matter. Here's "the rest of the story" (with a tip of the hat to the memory of Paul Harvey).
A little INSIGHT:
The "Keidel Method" is a standard, straightforward protein analysis testing procedure. Basically, nitrogen is measured and you then mathematically calculate a protein score based on the nitrogen level.
The tragic news headlines have arose from corrupt Chinese food suppliers who exploit an unethical method of fooling the Keidel Method to make ingredients appear "protein packed" by soaking them in Melamine resin. See, Melamine contains six nitrogen molecules and is 66% nitrogen by weight. Thus, it's a "cheap protein" spike for pulling off adulteration scams by the criminal minded.
So, what is MELAMINE good for?
Melamine is a versatile compound with positive uses, but none involve foods, period. It's a component in artificial colorants in inks and plastics. It is used to make fertilizer. It's a scrap chemical byproduct, a metabolite of the pesticide cyromazine. It is used to manufacture floor tiles, kitchenware and fire retardant fabrics.
Obviously, it goes without saying you don't want to be ingesting this stuff or feeding it to your family, friends and cherished pets!
Protein Supplements SPIKED:
According to industry watchdogs, in addition to a number of short cuts, some cheap protein supplements on the market contain melamine and/or other non-nutritional alkaloids with a high nitrogen content to "trick" conventional protein testing. (see sidebar story)
Are YOU using a MELAMINE FREE Protein Supplement?
No doubt, you have noticed how some companies sell "cheap protein" at cut-rate prices that seem just too good to be true... It's made you wonder how they do it, surely, because the few long established and reputable protein supplements are never sold at those prices.
So, what's the scoop? More directly, what's IN the scoop? If you've wondered how those cheap protein supplements can be sold for such a low price and maintain any degree of real quality then you are thinking right - right on the money.
Coach wrote it on the chalkboard; "junk in = junk out", and like most everything else, it's something that Coach was right about.
Here's the dirty little secret they don't want told; Did you know many of the most highly advertised protein supplements are made in China, or contain repackaged Chinese ingredients? Wonder no more. Cat's outta the bag, cheap protein guys.
That's why you'll never see MASS PRO offered at wally world or listed in the cheap protein supplement sale at "mega-protein-supplements-r-us.net".
Since 1993, we have offered only the most pure protein supplements. The MASS PRO tradition is firmly established - and unyielding. We know you want top-shelf quality you can trust and the REAL RESULTS you deserve. Now, while it's true our direct-to-you pricing in and of itself makes MASS PRO a premium value, the fact of the matter is- We don't sell "cheap protein". Never have. Never will.
For starters, Papa didn't raise US that way, and secondly, what would Coach say?
In a world where "everything is outsourced to China", MASS PRO is MADE IN THE U.S.A. with great pride and craftsmanship to stringent GMP Pharmaceutical Grade purity and potency standards, not the common, essentially untested "food grade".
Coach would be proud, and Papa... Well, Papa is going strong. Fit, active and stout as an Ox.
MASS PRO has always been certified free of microbiological bacteria contaminates like Yeast, Mold, Coliform, E. Coli and Salmonella. Did you also know MASS PRO is certified 100% free of heavy metals, aspartame, steroids, derivatives and precursors like andro?
Today, even though the risk is all but non-existent with MASS PRO, you can add Melamine to the list.
We have Bioceutical R&D screen MASS PRO for Melamine using the inventive BOM cluster analysis. It's your iron-clad assurance that every container is Certified 100% Melamine Free Protein.
See, we use MASS PRO ourselves. So do our friends and family - our very own kids at home. When we speak of quality you can trust and REAL RESULTS, it isn't lip service. It's a matter of genuine care and concern.
We can't speak for the cheap protein supplement guys, however... for once, it seems their lips are sealed shut.
"I've tried them all (Designer Whey, Isopure, Sportpharma, VP2) and MASS PRO is by far the best. It assimilates better than all the others and doesn't leave you feeling bloated. I recommend it to every one of my clients."
-Anthony S. DiCostanzo, C.P.T.
"Throughout high-school and college I used MASS PRO Whey Protein and loved it! A couple years ago I moved to California and wasn't working out for a while. I recently joined a gym with my wife and started working out again. I've been using Muscle Milk protein powder. I just want to tell you that I will be switching back to MASS PRO for my next order. It always worked great for me and I can't wait for this stuff I have now to run out!"
-Dustin Pezall, Sacramento, CA