You know, we talk a lot about all of the benefits of our protein supplements. OhYeah! products deliver the protein you need when you’re working out so that you can gain the most amount of muscle possible. But when something is as efficient and easy as a protein powder, people start to question it: can it really be as good as they say?
Let’s tackle some of the tough questions people ask about protein supplements such as our OhYeah! protein powder, nutrition bars, and protein shakes.
People are often curious to find out if protein supplements are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The answer is no. Because protein powders are supplements, they fall into the food division of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). This means that they are under different regulations than drugs, in that they are considered safe until proven otherwise. (Drugs, on the other hand, are considered to be unsafe until proven otherwise). If our competitor's product safety was questioned, that’s when the FDA would step in and test it as a food (some competitor’s products have been found to have unhealthy amounts of lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, steroids, hormones, and narcotics.)
Lucky for you, we have our protein powders tested by a third party, NSF® Certified For Sport, to ensure that illegal substances aren’t in our products. We constantly endeavor to make sure our products would pass every safety test available. When your health is on the line, we won’t take chances.
Like everything in life, you’ve got to weigh the pros and the cons. Are protein supplements cheaper than your average steak? Yes. Are they cheaper than a can of beans? No. Do you want to drink a can of beans when you’re at the gym? Probably not.
Protein supplements like our low carb protein powder, protein shakes, and low sugar protein bars are incredibly convenient. Not only that, but it can also be hard to find sweet sources of protein, so they’re a great option when you’re not in the mood for something savory. (Yogurt is a sweet option, but it’s often filled with a ton of sugar and lactose. Still, we recommend it for the gut-healthy probiotics if you’re not lactose intolerant.) Sweet-tasting protein like you’ll find in OhYeah! products is also a great option when you’re looking for a treat. It certainly beats an ice cream shake for nutrition and rivals it in taste.
Water can kill you, and not just from drowning. There’s a condition called hyponatremia (aka water intoxication), and it happens when someone drinks too much water in too short amount of time. This drops the amount of electrolytes to an unsafe balance in the body.
We bring this up because too much of anything can hurt you, and it’s important to know how much is the right amount of protein for you. It changes depending on age, sex, and workout routine, so make sure you establish a healthy protein intake with your doctor and/or coach. Protein supplements used in a reasonable amount is perfectly healthy.
All that and we only answered three questions! Looks like you’d better come back next week to learn even more about the most commonly asked questions about protein. See you then.