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is304
05-15-2014, 10:40 AM
I ran into an interesting article about what really goes into some prop blends. Of course, the author tries to sell his own products, but at least he does it by telling the truth. What do you think?

http://blog.nutrabio.com/2014/05/05/whats-really-in-your-protein-powder-revealing-the-scams/

And here's an older one. Also some sales pitches, but pretty educational too:
http://blog.nutrabio.com/2013/09/13/supplement-labels-101-understanding-labels-and-those-tricky-proprietary-blends/

rickdennis
05-15-2014, 02:44 PM
I ran into an interesting article about what really goes into some prop blends. Of course, the author tries to sell his own products, but at least he does it by telling the truth. What do you think?

http://blog.nutrabio.com/2014/05/05/whats-really-in-your-protein-powder-revealing-the-scams/

And here's an older one. Also some sales pitches, but pretty educational too:
http://blog.nutrabio.com/2013/09/13/supplement-labels-101-understanding-labels-and-those-tricky-proprietary-blends/

fact of the matter is that the supplement industries have concealed their sins under the term "proprietary blend" which bascically means "we aren't going to tell you exactly how many fillers are in this junk you are buying from us"

rickdennis
05-15-2014, 04:28 PM
advertising is the leading industry in america!

Ordinary Shit products are hyped up with various adjectives and pretty soon the mind conceives and believes the idea that romen noodles is somehow a gourmet dish!

perfect example of food advertising: "Geniune Premium-Select Old-fashioned Homemade Goodness............ In a Can!"

is304
05-15-2014, 04:29 PM
fact of the matter is that the supplement industries have concealed their sins under the term "proprietary blend" which bascically means "we aren't going to tell you exactly how many fillers are in this junk you are buying from us"

Which is exactly why I stopped buying "proprietary blends". The article says it right there - any lab can decompose any "proprietary blend" within a day - they can't hide much from competitors, it's the customers they're trying to fool.

By the way, there is another trick many companies use: since they report ingredients in order of dosage, many companies split the sweeteners. A typical label for a "sports drink" may look like this: electrolite matrix, vitamin complex, sugar, fructose, corn syrup, high frusctose corn syrup, glucose. What it really means: "a bit of good stuff and tons of simple carbs", but since the simple carbs are split into five parts, while the good stuff (which may contain 5-10 electolites and several vitamins) is consolidated into a "matrix" and a "complex", the manufacturer can legally push the good stuff forward and put bad stuff at the end, making it look much better than it is.