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iHerb Customer
November 20 2017
Why does it say on the labelling "This product contains a chemical that is known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm." Why is that?
Trawnacoon
January 29 2020
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If you are pregnant or a child (especially under 13), do not take protein powder. It is dangerous because it can't be trusted for metals from the soil and pollution. It's the reason you see California's Proposition 65. It has strict limits for some dangerous trace heavy metals even in organic products which will affect growth of a fetus and a child. Almost all protein powders carry this risk, especially those that source protein from China. (made in USA, USDA Organic just means it was processed in the US and passed their organic tests). They often don't have to list the metals because legally, they don't have to in those small amounts. Prop65 keeps companies honest. It's been said that these hemp ones may contain trace amounts of naturally occurring lead and we know what lead paint does to babies. Unlike whey, the hemp plant is a bioaccumulator. That means it sucks up metals from the soil. Eating wholesome natural foods is the best way to go when pregnant to get more protein along with some pre-natal vitamins. I used to make two dinners then heat the second up at 3am. Good luck.
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iHerb Customer
November 21 2017
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You would have to go to the company website to be certain.
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iHerb Customer
November 21 2017
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Marijuana. Would pay no mind to any statements coming from California.
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