I get a lot of questions about why a pure whey protein powder is better than
the Brand Names, and why am I against artificial ingredients found in Brand Name
whey protein powders, so I decided to share my thoughts in hopes you would
pitch in and help promote my ideologies and turn this industry around!
Here are my ideas and principles
I am not completely against the agricultural advances of the last few decades. I
know that we have billions of people to feed on this planet, and without new and
innovative food products we will not be able to feed everyone. I know that we
need new types of carbs like High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Maltodextrin. I know
that without these types of agrarian advancements we could not feed, and over
feed all of the people we do.
I don't want you getting the idea that I am an "Organic Food Nazi". I don't want
you to think I am completely against any science as it relates to food component
innovation. Matter of fact.... I love food, all kinds of foods. I even like some
junk foods, because they taste great. I like some fast food as well. You may
even catch me eating fast food when I travel.
The reason I built this site was because I just feel like our only options these
days are what the big corporate companies shove in our face, with all their
advertising and media. I feel like everything I put in my mouth has weird
chemicals in it. Whether it's a supplement containing aspartame, sucralose,
phosphoric acid, (and I could go on and on!!) etc. or it's a can of diet soda
with red #21.
Now granted, I can't avoid these chemicals all together, but if I can eliminate
them in some of my intakes that's better than nothing, and it will make me feel
a ton better not having to worry when I see the latest news blip about
contaminants coming from foreign countries and if they are in the food items I am
My biggest consternation with all these new sweeteners, taste preservers,
fillers, etc. is actually due more to the fact that when I was buying whey
protein (Brand Names) in the past, I wanted my moneys worth. Think about it....
When you buy a 5lb tub of Brand Name whey protein, don't you want 5lbs of whey
protein???? Not 4.8lbs of whey protein and .2 lbs of chemicals. What do those
chemicals do to aid in tissue recovery??? Nothing! What harm do those chemicals
do? I don't know for sure, but they must do more harm than if you didn't ingest
them in the first place.... Right?
Now the second problem. Where do you think all of those weird chemicals and
fillers come from? I know your gears are turning now! That's right... they come
from the cheapest source! Often times, China. Now.... I don't hate China, matter
of fact I am a huge fan, but when these huge manufacturer's of the Brand Name whey
proteins are charging me an arm and a leg for my protein powder, and they are
skimping on the quality.... well that doesn't hardly seem fair to me! Now I won't
go into product quality here, but you remember the stories of tainted dog food,
baby food, chocolate powder, toothpaste all from China and other over seas
sources (just look at some of the links below if you don't know what I am
I am not trying to be a fear monger or trying to stir things up. I just think
it's time that we have another option, and can stick it to these huge supplement
manufacturers that only care about the bottom line!
People have asked me, "These chemicals are in everything, why are you only
worried about protein?" My answer is that I am only one person and can only do
one thing at a time. If I were to spread myself too thin, I might not have an
impact, but to be focused on one thing I might make a difference.
I do need your help though. In order for this movement to work, I need you to
help re-educate the public. I feel like the Brand Name Manufacturer's have spent
so much money educating us to buy only their products, that when people are
confronted with something new and out of the ordinary (like pure whey protein
with no artificial flavors, no artificial sweeteners, no fillers, etc.) they don't
even know how to proceed.
I remember telling some of my friends about my earlier uses of pure whey protein
and wanted to share it with them. They would ask me "Well???? What do I do with
the pure whey protein?" I was blown away. Of course you blend it or shake it or
whatever.... just like you do with the Brand Name stuff. I couldn't believe that
people could be so "caught off guard". But when you sit down and think about it....
it starts to make sense. These giant Brand Name Manufacturers have been
brainwashing us for ever to believe we have to ingest whey protein that
contains other ingredients. Ingredients like artificial flavors, artificial
sweeteners, artificial colors, etc. I am sure the list goes on and on. Now it's
time to break that misconception and realize pure whey protein powder is better
for you, it's healthier, it's priced better, it mixes better, and it taste
better. It's just plain better than anything the Brand Name guys are doing. This
will be proven, as you will probably start to see the Brand Names come out with
a plain and natural whey protein. Mark my words.
So this is my battle and plight and I need your help! I can't do it without you.
We have to re-educate the general public and make them understand that they
don't have to have whey protein with all those bizarre potentially tainted
chemicals. We can have pure whey protein powder, and get the amount you pay
I implore you; please help me in this struggle! If we can make a difference
here, with pure whey protein powder, who knows where we can go next. I have so
many ideas and desires as I am sure you do also. If we take one step at a time,
I think we can have a huge impact. Please educate everyone you know and everyone
For more info on tainted foods see our forum
Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns or new ideas.