After finding that my primary supplement source, Mediclear Plus by Thorne, was tainted with lead, I set about finding a replacement. I settled on 100% Natural Whey Protein Isolate by Bluebonnet. It came with a very high recommendation from a health provider and it claims no antibiotics, hormones, rBGH or artificial sweeteners. Additionally the product wears the banners of NON GMO, DAIRY, SOY, GLUTEN OR SUGARS.
California has placed restrictions on about 800 toxins that are known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm or cancer.
The allowable levels are lower than those of the FDA. Toxic items that exceed California law must carry a warning label when sold in California. The warning is known as a Prop 65 label. When you see this label the product is over the California allowable limits and within the FDA limits. If you would like to understand more about Prop 65 see http://www.searchforthecausenotjustthecure.com/blog/california-prop-65
As a second layer of protection for my purchase I emailed the manufacturer and asked if their product carried a Prop 65 label when sold in California. The answer was yes. I asked the reason for the warning and the answer was lead. That quick bit of research saved me months of illness.
When you go through this process you will hear a lot of blah, blah, blah from manufacturers about how the amounts of toxicity are small and about meeting FDA requirements. You will get free advice about how these small amounts are not likely to hurt you and how California is just overly cautious. You will be encouraged to ignore these warnings and reminded that many of these toxicity warnings are for items that are found in nature. If you have experienced chronic pain or illness, you know that adding toxicity to your diet is dangerous enough. Adding it to an already toxic or sick body is insanity.
The liberal standards of the FDA is the reason so many people are sick today. If meeting FDA standards is your monitor for healthful living, you can find yourself sick in no time. Staying well means finding goods and products that exceed FDA requirements. This can include jewelry, food, water, dinnerware, personal care products, cleaning products, yard care products and more.
If you are heavy metals toxic or chronically ill, you understand the need to get clean and stay clean. You cannot afford additional toxicity. There is no safe level of heavy metals for a human or animal.