Protein powders are often a staple in the diet and workout regimen for both professional and amateur athletes. Weightlifters and exercise enthusiasts are meticulous about their workouts and their diets. They take extraordinary measures to make sure that everything they put in their body is healthy and can help them reach their body potential.
Protein powder is the widely used supplement for health and fitness enthusiasts, both before and after exercise. Whey protein now dominates the protein market. There are a number of widely used brands and products sold through retail stores and online, including:
• Pro Supps PS Whey
• Allmax Nutrition ISO flex
• Inner Armour Nitro-Peak
• 4 Dimension Nutrition Whey Phase
• CVS Protein
• Mutant Whey
• Beast Sports 100% Beast Whey
• New Whey Nutrition Multi Pro Whey
• Infinite Labs 100% Whey Protein
• Body fortress super advanced
• Arnold series iron whey
• Arnold series iron mass
These products are advertised and marketed to include a specific amount of protein, but a recently filed class action lawsuit claims that consumers are getting 30% less protein than advertised. The lawsuit alleges that the Body Fortress purports to contain 30 grams of protein per serving, but in fact has substantially less protein. However, the false advertising class action lawsuit alleges this number actually includes free-form amino acids. Independent testing has reportedly shown the supplement contains only 21.5 grams of whey protein after the protein-spiking agents are removed. The protein content of a supplement product is indirectly determined by testing the nitrogen content of the product.
The lawsuit Complaint alleges that the protein maker cut costs by adding cheaper nitrogen-containing substances to inflate the nitrogen content. These substances included free-form amino acids like glycine, glutamine and arginine, the non-protein amino acid taurine, and non-protein ingredients like creatine monohydrate. The suit alleges that it is misleading to consider these substances to be part of the true protein content of the product. The complaint alleges that this “nitrogen spiking” resulted in testing, labeling and marketing that deceived consumers as to the real protein content. Therefore, protein-spiking misleads consumers who believe they are purchasing a product that contains more whey protein than it actually contains.
If you purchased and used any protein supplement you may be eligible to file your own protein spiking class action lawsuit or join an existing class action lawsuit. To learn more about your legal rights, call our award winning lawyers today at (800) 606-1717 to start your case. We do not charge any legal fees unless you win a settlement and we pay all of the costs of the case. It literally costs you nothing to get started.