WHITE PLAINS, NY -- APRIL 27, 2005 --ConsumerLab.com has released its latest report on the quality of nutrition powders, shakes and drinks. These products are used for general nutrition, dieting, and meal-replacement and are frequently used by athletes and bodybuilders. All products in the report met their claims for protein, carbohydrates, and fats. However, five protein powders exceeded their labeled amounts of sodium or cholesterol. One product, for example, contained an extra 143 mg of sodium per serving, 51% more than claimed, delivering a total of 423 mg -- about 30% of the suggested daily intake of sodium for adults.
The new report is available at www.consumerlab.com/results/nutdrinks.asp and provides results and comparisons for thirty-seven products -- sixteen selected by ConsumerLab.com and twenty-one that passed ConsumerLab.com's Voluntary Certification Program. Included are products from Atkins Advantage, Body Fortress, Carb Watchers, Designer Whey Protein, EAS, GeniSoy, GNC, Herbalife, MET-Rx, Muscletech, Naturade, Nature's Plus, Nestle, Now, Nutrilite, ON (Optimum Nutrition), Puritan's Pride, Slim-Fast, Solgar, Trim Advantage, U.S. Nutrition, Vital Nutrients, Vitamin World, Worldwide Sports Nutrition, and Zone Perfect.
The report also provides information regarding nutritional requirements and the relative pros and cons of protein obtained from whey, casein, and soy.
Reviews of other popular types of supplements are also available at www.consumerlab.com. Reviews soon to be released include omega- 3 & 6 fatty acids (ALA and GLA from black current, borage, evening primrose, and flaxseed oils), supplements used for menopause (including isoflavones, progesterone cream, and black cohosh), chromium, weight loss supplements (including CLA and bitter orange), and magnesium.
ConsumerLab.com is a provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of products that affect health and nutrition. The company is privately held and based in Westchester, New York. It has no ownership from, or interest in, companies that manufacture, distribute, or sell consumer products. ConsumerLab.com is affiliated with PharmacyChecker.com (www.pharmacychecker.com), an evaluator of online pharmacies. Subscription to ConsumerLab.com is available online. For group subscriptions or product testing contact Lisa Sabin, Vice President for Business Development, at [email protected].