This is an article written by RICKIE HATHAWAY – BuyBulkWhey.com In the Field Correspondent.

The following is a label from BRAND X whey protein….

OTHER INGREDIENTS: PROTEIN BLEND (WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE [PROVIDING DI-, TRI-, OLIGO-, AND POLYPEPTIDES], WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE [ION-EXCHANGED 97% PURITY], PARTIALLY HYDROLYZED WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE), MALTODEXTRIN,ASPARTAME, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE, ACESULFAME-POTASSIUM. CONTAINS WHEAT AND MILK INGREDIENTS.

PHENYLKETONURICS: CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE.

First of all let me ask you something…How much whey protein is in this percentage wise? Can you tell me? There are simply too many additives and unnecessary ingredients but at this point id like to address the phenylalanine. Phenylalanine is an amino acid that in some studies is found to have analgesic and antidepressant effects. Aspartame is a common item used in phenylketonurics and to this day some studies have found that use of aspartame may cause tumors and cancer in animals. Human clinical trials have not come to the conclusion of it even being safe for eating purposes. This is just a little proof that you never know what your getting with most brand name whey proteins and that big business companies try to rip you off and give you the least bang for the buck. BUYBULKWHEY protein has simply one ingredient, 100% whey protein making it safe and more helpful than most expensive brand name proteins. BUYBULKWHEY has no artificial sweeteners(like aspartame),no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, no artificial fillers and no msg, just pure whey protein for your protein needs at your cash limits.

http://www.food.gov.uk/safereating/chemsafe/additivesbranch/sweeteners/55174#h_4

website for BRAND X

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylketonurics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylalanine#History
http://www.buybulkwhey.com/description.php?q=BBW5lbs