Clean Label Project is committed to changing the definition of food and consumer safety through data, science, and transparency. We have recently tested the protein powder industry to see how clean protein powder is.
When it comes to protein powders, consumers are looking for clean protein to complement their already healthy lifestyle choices. We tested 134 of the top-selling protein powders for how clean they were. Clean Label Project has seen elevated levels of heavy metals including Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury as well as BPA leaching from packaging into the finished product.
You can look at the infographic of our study here and read the full white paper of our study here.
See Our List of the Best Protein Powder Products
In recent years, few protein powder brands have earned awards as a result of their commitment to doing better than the industry by going above and beyond minimum food safety requirements. The following are some of the BEST brands on the market. We believe these brands are the best based on our rigorous product testing.
View the Best Protein Powder Products
Stay tuned as more brands are currently going through the Certification Process.
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The Worst Protein Powder Products
Whether on social media or on the news, the issue of industrial and environmental contaminants in the news is a daily phenomenon. Check out these links to read up on other organizations’ look into both the good and bad when it comes to this category.
About Clean Label Project’s Awards & Certifications for Protein Powder Products
Clean Label Project Purity Award Winning brands have voluntarily and proactively implemented procedures to ensure ingredient quality and purity. They have enlisted the help of Clean Label Project to go into the marketplace and randomly purchase and test their products to ensure that they continue to live up to these high standards. You can read more about the Clean Label Project Purity Award Winning Protein Powder brands and how the Award program works here.
The Clean Label Project Certification evaluates products for industrial and environmental toxins and contaminants (like heavy metals, pesticide residues, and plasticizers) that have the long-term potential to adversely affect health and well-being. They have enlisted the help of Clean Label Project to go into the marketplace and randomly purchase and test their products to ensure that they continue to live up to these high standards. You can read more about the Clean Label Project Certified Protein Powder brands and how the certification program works here.