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Many bodybuilding supplements and protein powders are loaded with chemical sweeteners

Mike Adams 

If you take a look at the ingredients in bodybuilding supplements and protein powders at most health food stores, you'll find that they contain an array of questionable ingredients, such as aspartame, saccharin, fructose, and artificial colors. I've always found it interesting to note how unhealthy many of these bodybuilding products really are. Rather than being made with natural ingredients, and sweetened with items like stevia, they are sweetened with chemicals and made with ingredients that are certainly less than healthful. And why? Because bodybuilders continue to purchase these supplements. In other words, the supplement manufacturers are simply meeting the demands of bodybuilding consumers.

But one question remains: why are so many bodybuilders so unconcerned with their health? It's something that's been frequently observed in the bodybuilding community: people consuming any products, no matter how dangerous to their health, in order to build more lean body mass and look better for competitions and photo opportunities. This is the case, of course, with the use of illegal steroids for enhancing muscle mass. It's a dangerous trend -- not only in terms of steroids, but also with protein supplements that contain toxic ingredients such as aspartame.

Let's take a closer look at the problem with aspartame , and see how it affects the human body . In my opinion, aspartame should have been banned a long time ago due to its toxicity and potential for nerve damage. When aspartame is consumed, it breaks down into two chemical compounds in the human body: formic acid and formaldehyde . Formic acid is an irritant -- the same chemical produced by fire ants-- and doesn't belong in the bloodstream. But the bigger problem here is formaldehyde. Formaldehyde, as you may remember from high school biology class, is a preservative. Now, this doesn't mean that by consuming aspartame you are going to stop aging. Rather, it means that you are going to suffer the side effects from ingesting this preservative chemical.

Formaldehyde is listed as an environmental toxin by the EPA, and when ingested in the human body, it causes widespread nerve damage: damage to the optic nerve, brain cells, and the nerve cells that control body movement. That's why aspartame has been so strongly linked to migraine headaches, muscle tremors, vision problems, and mental confusion. These are characteristics that most bodybuilders should hope to avoid. After all, how can you appear healthy if your nervous system is being destroyed by a toxic ingredient you are consuming on a regular basis?

The only sweetening ingredient that I recommend in a bodybuilding supplement is stevia . Stevia is derived from an herb -- the sweetleaf herb -- that's native to Central and South America. Stevia does not affect blood sugar levels, it has virtually no calories, and there are absolutely no toxicities associated with its use. It has been used safely around the world for literally thousands of years, and is, in fact the alternative sweetener of choice in diet soft drinks in countries such as Japan. However, in the United States, stevia has been oppressed by the FDA , which has denied its use in food and beverage products, most likely to protect the profits of aspartame manufacturers. Because, after all, if stevia were legalized, aspartame sales would plummet, and as we know, the FDA is far more interested in protecting the profits of private industry rather than public health.

About the author

Mike Adams is a natural health researcher and author with a passion for teaching people how to improve their health. He has authored and published thousands of articles, interviews, consumer guides, and books on topics like health and the environment,impacting the lives of millions of readers around the world who are experiencing phenomenal health benefits from reading his articles. Adams is an honest, independent journalist and accepts no money or commissions on the third-party products he writes about or the companies he promotes. In 2007, Adams launched EcoLEDs, a manufacturer of mercury-free, energy-efficient LED lighting products that save electricity and help prevent global warming. He also launched an online retailer of environmentally-friendly products ( and uses a portion of its profits to help fund non-profit endeavors. He's also the CEO of a highly successful email newsletter software company that develops software used to send permission email campaigns to subscribers. Adams is currently the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center , a 501(c)3 non-profit, and regularly pursues cycling, nature photography, Capoeira and Pilates. He's also author of numerous health books published by Truth Publishing and is the creator of several consumer-oriented grassroots campaigns, including the Spam. Don't Buy It! campaign, and the free downloadable Honest Food Guide . He also created the free reference sites and . Adams believes in free speech, free access to nutritional supplements and the ending of corporate control over medicines, genes and seeds.


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Introducing Sun Warrior Protein!

A message from David Wolfe on a new source of Raw, Vegan, Super Protein:




"Sunfood Nutrition™ has always worked to bring the most nutrient-dense raw foods and superfoods to our customers. When our goal is to have the Best Health Ever, we should strive to have everything we eat be the Best Food Ever. Whether it's the easiest to digest or whether it assists with the absorption of nutrients from other foods, Sunfood Nutrition™ will always offer foods that contribute 100% to our customers' health goals.

That's why I'm proud to bring you Sun Warrior Protein, a breakthrough advancement of a nutrient-dense, traditional food. Brown rice is used by billions of people the world over to build strength, maintain abundant energy levels, and achieve their higher life goals. Sun Warrior Protein focuses the nutrient profile of brown rice, turning a nutrient-dense food into a highly bio-available, almost pure protein superfood.

We know that many types of protein powder such as whey or soy can become less effective over time, and may even prove harmful when taken continuously. Many people have asked me about a simple product that they can take every day, which will also help them build muscle mass and feel great. That is when we discovered raw brown rice protein. Sun Warrior Protein combines the hypoallergenic reputation of rice with highly available, concentrated nutrition. Sun Warrior Protein is composed of 85% pure protein, and has been shown to have the highest conversion rate of amino acids to protein among all protein powders currently available. Sun Warrior Protein has been designed specifically for athletes, body builders, and all those looking for a raw vegan protein which is easy to digest and tastes great."

Aloha! – David Wolfe


Gain Muscle and Lose Weight with the best-tasting protein powder ever! Sun Warrior Protein is over 85% pure protein, totally Raw, and entirely Vegan. As budding Sun Warriors we now have the opportunity to fulfill our health goals and higher life purpose with strength and wisdom. Sun Warrior Protein has an extremely high digestion efficiency rating, allowing a wealth of nutritional benefits to saturate every cell in our bodies quickly and completely. The more super-powered nutrition our bodies can absorb, the easier it is for our inner grace and wisdom to manifest as vibrant beauty. Sun Warrior Protein is assimilated by the body so cleanly that it can actually help us absorb additional vitamins and minerals from the foods and superfoods in our diet. Current studies indicate significant benefits for reducing cholesterol and promoting a slow release of sugars into the bloodstream, both of which help to establish Sun Warrior Protein as one of the most potent anti-aging foods available today. Step into the Sun, and experience the deep-rooted power of a true Sun Warrior!

Creation of Sun Warrior Protein

Sun Warrior Protein begins as raw, whole-grain brown rice, germinated to maximize the levels of bio-activity. Natural plant enzymes are introduced which digest almost all of the carbohydrates, leaving only easy-to-digest protein. Carefully monitored bio-fermentation of the organically-grown brown rice progresses steadily until the protein concentration reaches 85%. This leaves only pure amino acids in a form which the body can easily recognize and absorb. The result: an incredible 16 grams of protein in each 1 ½ Tablespoon serving of Sun Warrior Protein! A side result of this process is an incredible, silky smooth texture and phenomenal taste, a marked improvement over soy protein, pea protein, Brazil nut protein, or whey. At no time in the creation of Sun Warrior Protein does the processing temperature ever exceed 90° F. This is a completely raw product, the first of its kind.

Nutrient Availability in Sun Warrior Protein

The unique bio-fermentation technique used to create Sun Warrior Protein has astounding implications for nutrient availability. Most vegetable and rice proteins on the market use chemical processes which produce hard-to-digest, unbalanced protein. Sun Warrior Protein represents a huge advancement in taste and bio-availability, offering a massive increase in the amino acid Lysine and a tremendous boost in usable protein. This holistic bio-fermentation process leads to a concentrated protein source which is completely hypoallergenic and contains all 9 essential amino acids as well as many non-essential amino acids in a completely balanced amino acid profile .

Sun Warrior Protein has been found to have a 98.2% digestion efficiency rating, ranking far above any comparable protein source. Sun Warrior Protein actually helps the body absorb many vitamins and minerals much more readily, making it perfect for infants, children, and the elderly. In the future, the World Health Organization may decide to use Sun Warrior Protein to feed malnourished individuals precisely because it is so easy to digest and due to the negligible risk of allergic reaction. At the present time, Sun Warrior Protein is being studied for its ability to improve the absorption of vitamins and minerals by individuals challenged by degenerative diseases. Superior nutrient content and enhanced bio-availability are hallmarks of all superfoods, a title which Sun Warrior Protein rightly deserves.

Additional Nutrient Characteristics of Sun Warrior Protein

Sun Warrior Protein is high in Tocopherols and Tocotrienols, powerful antioxidants known collectively as Super Vitamin E. This is due to the unique bio-fermentation processing method which preserves the bran of the whole grain brown rice with the sprouted endosperm.

Whole grain brown rice is naturally high in many of the B Vitamins, including B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), and B3 (niacin). Both Vitamins B1 and B2 help the body create energy from the food we eat, while Vitamin B3 works synergistically with B1 and B2 to provide clean burning fuel for our cells. What happens when the best vitamins for energy production are preserved alongside one of the world's most bio-available sources of protein? This is Sun Warrior Protein: the amino acids the body needs to enhance strength and rejuvenate the cells, combined with vitamins essential for transforming what we eat into vibrant, abundant energy.

Sun Warrior Protein is high in the minerals Iron, Potassium, and Phosphorous. These three minerals work together in the body to oxygenate tissues, support muscular health, and maintain cellular energy supplies. Sun Warrior Protein helps shuttle essential amino acids to the cells as quickly as possible, along with the minerals the body needs to focus energy and apply it effectively.

Potential Health Benefits of Sun Warrior Protein

Current ongoing clinical studies have linked the balanced nutritional profile of rice to a slower release of sugars into the blood stream. This characteristic assumes even greater importance with Sun Warrior Protein, which preserves more of the nutrient value of organically-grown brown rice while assisting the digestive process. Sun Warrior Protein has the potential to benefit those challenged by diabetes and other blood sugar irregularities in a wide variety of superfood applications.

Cholesterol is naturally produced by the body to protect cells during replication, but once it oxidizes it becomes toxic. Clinical studies have shown that Sun Warrior Protein may help lower these levels of cholesterol over time. The United States Department of Agriculture is also studying Sun Warrior Protein for ways in which it may benefit those challenged by high blood pressure. These aspects of Sun Warrior Protein are exactly aligned with the best features of all nutrient-dense superfoods: they help to remove any obstacles to achieving optimal health, all while making nutrient absorption more efficient and direct.

The superior nutrient availability of Sun Warrior Protein makes it an excellent choice for anyone seeking to attain their optimal weight. Clinical studies carried out in Japan have shown that rice protein may be used to effectively control weight loss. Sun Warrior Protein preserves the nutrient density of whole grain brown rice and enhances the availability of its amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. When the body has absorbed all the nutrients it can handle, the brain receives a clear signal to stop eating; we feel full because we are full…. full of the best food ever. We are then free to use our energy to achieve our life goals and create joy and abundance. With Sun Warrior Protein, full nutrient absorption goes hand in hand with great taste, and our weight loss goals come one step closer to reality.

All of these factors combine to make Sun Warrior Protein one of the most effective anti-aging foods ever created. Consider this: aging is largely a matter of slowly losing the ability to reclaim the full nutritional value of the foods we eat. What if we were able to absorb virtually all of the nutritional value found in certain foods, and what if these foods could help us absorb many of the vitamins and minerals in every other food? Sun Warrior Protein brings an answer into the light! Discover what is possible when great taste combines with full nutrient availability. Discover the benefits of a food that works to enhance our beauty, reverse the aging process, and build muscle mass, all while easing the absorption of nutrients from all other foods. Discover Sun Warrior Protein.

Sun Warrior Rice Protein

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It is not often that I get excited about protein powder. Most protein powders taste terrible and are loaded with unhealthy chemical ingredients. Sure I have used a few protein powders that are decent but none that actually motivated me to want to sell them on my website until recently. Not too long ago the guys at Sunwarrior were nice enough to send me a few bottles of their rice protein to test drive. Honestly I was expecting another bland terrible tasting rice protein like all of the other options that are on the marketplace. To my pleasant surprise I was actually shocked with how delicious the vanilla and chocolate flavors are. Unlike most protein powders both the vanilla and chocolate flavors taste great in water. This is the true test of a protein powder as you can make just about any protein powder taste great by mixing it with tons of fruits in a blender. However, if it tastes great in just water then you know you have a winner.

For more information on the Sunwarrior rice protein and why you should use it, read the below interview with one of the founders of Sunwarrior, Brent Hauver:

MM: What inspired you to get into the protein powder business and why did you choose rice protein as your focus?

BH: Great question- I was a raw food Vegan for over 17 years, but ran into some problems. I lost weight, and at 6' 4" was down to 145 lbs. It was like my ability to digest food was gone and I was wasting away. So in desperation I started searching for something to help regain my strength and muscle. I found it in Sunwarrior protein. After 11 months on Sunwarrior protein, I gained 50 lbs, most of it all lean muscle mass. My energy levels went through the roof and started breaking records on my lifts. What I needed was a Protein Superfood that could help me nourish and heal my body and Sunwarrior went above and beyond my expectations.

MM: Why should people choose the Sunwarrior Rice protein over other protein powders on the market?

BH : What makes Sunwarrior protein so different than other proteins is that we use a unique natural holistic bio-fermentation process that combines the sprouted endosperm and the bran from Raw Sprouted Whole Grain Brown Rice that results in a massive increase in Lysine and essential and non-essential amino acids. This creates a perfectly balanced amino acid profile that is easy to digest and assimilate. Also, have you ever heard of Gamma Oryzanol?

MM: Yes however most of my visitors probably have not. What are the benefits of Gamma Oryzanol?

BH : The Japanese have been using and studying this natural compound for years. Gamma Oryzanol is found in different parts of rice, in particular the Rice germ and Rice Bran. What the Japanese have found is that Gamma Oryzanol can increase muscle mass, is a potent anti-oxidant and is very effective in healing ulcers and other things. Well, guess what Because Sun Warrior Protein is made from Bio-Fermented Raw Sprouted Whole Grain Brown Rice (with the bran and germ) is has Gamma Oryzanol in it.

MM: Sounds great and are there any other reasons why people should choose the Sunwarrior protein over others?

BH: Yes, one thing to remember is that if you take whey or Soy protein for a long time, you will eventually develop an allergy to them. Most body builders know this and will switch proteins every 5 to 6 months. The nice thing about Sunwarrior is that it is Hypoallergenic meaning that it does not develop allergies.

MM: So this means that unlike soy, whey, and egg protein powders people will not develop allergies to the Sunwarrior rice protein?

BH: Exactly.

MM: Many argue that vegetarian protein sources are inferior to animal protein sources. What would you say to them?

BH: You know Mike that is another good question- In fact Most vegetable and rice proteins on the market today use a chemical non-holistic process that produces an unnatural hard to digest protein lacking in essential and non essential amino acids- especially lysine. We use old world process of combining the sprouted endosperm and the bran from Raw Sprouted Whole Grain Brown Rice. This unique process creates the first complete hypoallergenic Protein which is made up of all 9 essential amino acids and other non-essential amino acids in a perfectly balanced amino acid profile. In fact our comparison by an independent lab show that we are equal to or higher in some cases to the amino acid profile of Egg, Whey and Beef. Sunwarrior is created with a Low Temperature natural Enzyme process that does not use any chemicals or acid hydrolysis (like most proteins do). See protein comparison

MM: What has been the feedback thus far with the protein powder?

BH: Incredible. In fact I will include some of the responses here:

"I'm almost out and have almost become addicted to this stuff. I put it in room tempt water and it tastes sooo good! I'm in good health but by golly this has kicked up my energy and sense of well-being. It is truly all you say it is. I've used protein powders for years but never liked the bases used, especially the soy. And I'm not talking the taste of it but the nutritional value. So I was so pleased to see the rice base and amazed at how much better it makes me feel and the wonderful taste is a real bonus! THANK YOU for a wonderful product. Addictedly yours :)"

"I just love the vegan protein powder that I received. I'm not a vegan or even a vegetarian, as I do eat some meat and a little raw dairy. I do usually have at least one vegan meal a day. I can't tolerate a lot of sugar and eat meat because I really do better with protein. This protein powder is great. I've only had it for two days, so haven't had a chance to experiment much yet. I put some in my vita-mix with chocolate almond milk, coconut milk and stevia. It was luscious, like a milk shake. Thank you so much for this incredible product."
-Bonnie Franciosi

MM: The price for your protein powder is close to $50.00 for 2lbs. Many of the popular protein powders on the market now are sold for around $35.00 for 2lbs. Why should the consumer be willing to pay nearly 50% more for the sun warrior protein powder?

BH: Yes I can understand this. Let me make some cases for Sunwarrior. Many people think that protein is protein. But of course we know that this is not true. You can buy low end hydrolyzed (chemically processed) protein for cheap that is low quality, and has a low assimilation rate and causes intestinal disturbances and tastes like garbage. Or you can buy a natural process high quality protein that has a high absorption rate and easy to digest, has high efficacy and health value and tastes great. Your choice- You get what you pay for. Also, In my opinion there are too many body builders and athletes that take so much protein and yet they do not assimilate the protein that they have taken in. After it is all about digestion and assimilation. Because Sunwarrior is predigested with biofermentation and enzymes it has a 98 to 99% digestion efficiency. That means that you do not need to take as much to get the results you need. Third, Sunwarrior is a functional food or in other words a food that is nutritious and tastes good but also has awesome healing properties. Here are some more reasons to use sunwarrior:

  1. Sunwarrior is Naturally Rich in Vitamins and Minerals, Sun Warrior Protein contains high amounts of antioxidants Tocopherols, and Tocotrienols and other essential nutrients – such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, phosphorous, iron and potassium.
  2. There is currently a clinical trial which shows promise that our Rice Protein aids in the absorption of vitamins . There has been a direct correlation between the use of Sun Warrior Protein and the absorption of vitamins in aids patients where other proteins do not provide such synergistic affects during the intake.
  3. Weight Loss- Clinical studies in Japan have showed that by providing Rice Protein as a staple in a diet, that it can be used as a weight control vehicle. Especially, because of the superior absorption rates.
  4. Diabetes- There are Clinical Studies going on right now which show that because of the balanced nutritional profile of our rice, it helps to actually maintain the diabetic affects of sugars, which could be used in diabetic products to help control insulin levels.
  5. Cholesterol-Clinical studies have shown promise that our rice protein has cholesterol lowering potential and the USDA is currently using Sun Warrior in trials to see if it, it may help control high blood pressure.

MM: thanks for the great information Brent and I am certainly a big fan of sunwarrior rice protein and look forward to passing on the benefits to my customers.