A while ago a customer of mine asked me to design a nutritional program for him. He specifically wanted me to make a list of  juices and fruit shakes suitable for his body-type. He also asked me if he could continue to use the protein powders he normally uses for his shakes.

I asked him to take screenshots of his protein powders and sent them to me after our consultation. I was curious to know about the protein powder he has been using for very long. He loves to add it to his shakes, smoothies, after his work out in the gym and often in his morning protein shakes.


I checked the ingredients of the protein powders to see what my customer is putting into his body daily. To my horror the protein powders had all of the following ingredients:

  • Lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) CMC Gum,
  • Xanthan Gum Potassium
  • Chloride
  • Artificial Flavors
  • DNP (The most dangerous of its kind, read more below)


DNP, also know as dinitrophenol is one of the worst “supplements” you can come across. It is used in some protein powders, known among many gym and bodybuilders, and also used in weight loss powders claiming to burn fat. DNP is an industrial chemical and very dangerous to human health. There is plenty of warnings about DNP and depending on the amount consumed, signs of toxicity include: Nausea, rapid heart beat, severe stomach bloating, head aches, vomitting. On long term DNP can affect the heart, nervous system and blood.

All of the above ingredients I have listed in this blog post is a bunch of chemicals. I encourage you to stay far away from anything which includes those ingredients. If you take protein powder ALWAYS check the ingredient list of your product. If there isn’t any label with ingredients on the bottle, do not buy it or consume the powder or supplements.


Lots of “gym protein powders” and weight loss powders are one big chemical factory. If you experience stomach bloating after drinking a protein smoothie or a protein powder shake, it is a clear sign that your body has difficulties digesting it.

Stay away from Xanthan Gum because it can cause severe bloating, head aches, diarrhea, skin rashes and irregular hear beat. If you look at the ingredient list of your protein powder or supplements and you have no idea what the ingredients are – don’t use it! Eat natural foods. This is what the Universe has given us – Natural food! Pure and simple.

An overuse of protein increases the level of acidity in the body, all of which is harmful to your kidneys. It is better to use natural sources of protein such as:


Green veggies


Flax seeds

Sunflower seeds

Pumpkin seeds

Light meat if you prefer meat (chicken & turkey, preferably organic)

Organic eggs if you like eggs

Natural protein is better for your body and easier on your digestive system. Don’t compromise your health with toxic protein powders.

Keep it simple, eat natural food, think in colors (fruits, veggies), enjoy nature’s protein.

Stay healthy with natural foods,



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