A healthy diet includes a moderate level of fibers, vitamins, and proteins. But in recent times, people tend to consume additional supplements /supplementary products/protein powders to be healthy.
This extra protein intake is commonly seen among fitness enthusiasts, bodybuilders, gym-goers, athletes, trainers, etc., to build strong muscles and body.
Increased consumption of these protein supplements and to make more profit, the manufacturers and businesses which make these products heavily adulterate with cheap protein and other powders.
Whey powder is the most used protein powder throughout the globe as it is very cheap compared to other protein powders. When making cheese the watery portion that separates from curd is the Whey protein. It is commonly used as a protein supplement.
Common adulterants in Whey and other protein powders are inexpensive amino acids and amino acid derivatives like Creatine, l-Glutamine, Taurine and Soy powder.
To cover up adulteration and get fake high protein test results, manufacturers add cheap soy protein powder or nitrogen-rich substances like urea and melamine to whey protein powder.
Prolonged consumption of these unhealthy Protein Supplements will lead to hormonal imbalance, kidney failure, stroke, acute liver damage, pulmonary problems, increased bowel movements, acne, nausea, thirst, bloating, reduced appetite, tiredness, headache and even death. Weight loss pills and products containing diuretics are also highly harmful.
AMMAGENOMICS offers PCR-based tests to detect and quantify common adulterants using our Patent Pending technology.
We can deduct adulteration in the protein supplements that you are consuming in your gym and muscle-building tasks using DNA barcoding strategy with PCR or NGS, DNA / RNA Sequencing Method and LG MS methods.
These tests differentiate animal proteins like cow protein powders from milk or whey, protein sources from plants, and proteins from soy, wheat, rice, or other legumes. We give results in a quick turnaround time.
It is advisable to test the protein powder adulteration first and then you can start consuming it to prevent health issues.
We Care for your Health!