Attorneys Investigating Lawsuits Over Spiked Protein Powders, Misleading Labels
Last Updated on June 26, 2017
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At A Glance
- This Alert Affects
- Anyone who purchased one or more of the following protein powders: MusclePharm's Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Mass, Nature's Best's Isopure or MuscleTech's Nitro-Tech or Phase8.
- What's Going On?
- It is believed that the manufacturers of these products may be cheating the system by "spiking" their protein powders with synthetics and other substitutes. As a result, the products may not be living up to their advertised claims.
- What Is Protein Spiking?
- Protein spiking occurs when a company adds cheaper ingredients with high nitrogen levels to its protein powders and shakes. Because many protein tests use nitrogen levels as an indicator for grams of protein, the products test positive for high levels of protein – even though they don't actually have this much protein in them. Protein spiking is also known as amino acid spiking or nitrogen spiking.
- What Can I Do?
- If you've purchased one of these protein powders, Class Action lawyers want to hear from you. They're currently working to determine whether the companies that manufacture these protein powders can be sued for allegedly misleading consumers about the ingredients in their products and their advertised benefits. Get in touch with us today by filling out the form on this page. You may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit and get your money back.
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If you purchased any of the following protein powders or shakes, you may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit and get your money back:
- MusclePharm’s Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Mass
- Nature’s Best’s Isopure
- MuscleTech’s Nitro-Tech
- MuscleTech’s Phase8
Attorneys are investigating allegations that the companies that manufacture these products are engaging in a scheme known as “protein spiking.” Protein spiking refers to when cheaper ingredients are added to protein powders and shakes to falsely inflate their total grams of protein. When products are “spiked” with synthetics or other substitutes, they may not contain the high-quality protein ingredients advertised on their labels or deliver on their promised benefits.
In light of claims that MusclePharm, Nature’s Best and MuscleTech are spiking the products listed above, Class Action Lawyers want to hear from people who bought these protein powders to help determine whether the companies can be sued. If you’re purchased one of these products, contact us today to tell us about your experience. You may be able to get your money back.
Protein Powder Manufacturers Face Lawsuits Over Amino Acid Spiking
A number of protein powder manufacturers have faced class action lawsuits for allegedly spiking their products.
Most recently, a class action lawsuit was filed against MusclePharm alleging that the company spiked its Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Mass protein powder with a number of ingredients that aren’t actually protein and that artificially inflated the protein count in the product. According to the suit, MusclePharm spikes its Iron Mass protein powder with cheaper, high-nitrogen ingredients such as creatine monohydrate, l-glycine, leucine, iso-leucine and valine.
While the Iron Mass protein powder is advertised as containing “40g of a potent blend of hydrolyzed beef protein and lactoferrin protein,” the plaintiff claims that scientific testing of the product found the actual content of protein is just 19.4 grams per serving. According to the suit, the product contains 50 percent less protein than advertised.
The plaintiff alleges that MusclePharm misled consumers about the source and actual amount of protein in the powder because the company separates the actual protein ingredients (hydrolyzed beef and lactoferrin) from these spiking agents on both the product label and supplement facts panel. As a result, the plaintiff alleges that he and other consumers were misled about the source of the protein, the value of the product and the benefits they would receive from using the product.
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