Fairy Dusting Of Ingredients In Muscle Building Supplements

Fairy dustingis a term used in the muscle building supplement manufacturing industry that refers to when the maker of a particular dietary supplement will says that the supplement containsx ingredient”, but in reality the amount is so low that it isnt efffective at all, yet, technically theyre telling the truth, the ingredient is in there, but in a very minute amount.
For example, lets say the latest bucket of protein powder you just wasted your money on says on the label that it containswhey protein isolate” (which seems to be one the latest and greatest forms of protein hyped up in the bodybuilding magazines lately). However, thats a more expensive form of protein than perhaps milk protein. What some manufacturers may do is to go on ahead and put a very small amount of whey protein isolate in the bucket, but its only, lets say, 1% of the entire bucket (although they dont let you know that on the label!). Youre expecting to get a bucket of whey protein isolate, but you dont realize that 99% of that bucket is in fact NOT whey protein isolate, but some other form of protein. And you overpay for that.
Is the label lying? No. The bucket does in fact contain whey protein isolate, just in ridiculously small amounts.
Another shady trick:
By law, labels that list the ingredients are required to place them in the order of most to least within the bucket, bottle, bar, shake, etc. For example, if theres a supplement that contains protein, vitamin D, creatine, all in one, the label must list those ingredients in order of which is in there more to least. So, lets say that in this particular product it is made up of 50% protein, 35% creatine, and 15% vitamin D. The order the label must list them isprotein, creatine, vitamin D” (most to least), notcreatine, vitamin D, protein”.
Well, for those that are smart shoppers, they know to look for this when comparing or checking out ingredient, or nutritional, labels. They know that whatever ingredient is listed at the end or towards the end of that list that it is what is least found in that dietary supplement. So, going back to our whey protein isolate supplement example, if you are shelling out a ton of money for this product (and I really hope you arent, by the way) you are going to be expecting to see whey protein isolate at the beginning or top of that list, correct? (That is what supposedly you think youre paying for, right?)
Well, the manufacturers know this, so they realize that they must keep that ingredient listed high up on the label, and not the end or bottom, since that would raise a red flag to those that know how to interpret these labels. How do they accomplish this?
By mixing a very low amount of whey protein isolate with a ton of lower quality, cheap protein, and calling it their specialproprietary protein blend”. And because thisproprietary protein blendis what now makes up most of the bucket thats what gets listed first on the label.
Amazing, isnt it? Why do you think the supplement industry is a multi-billion dollar industry? It sure isnt because the products actually, that I can assure you!

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