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Hello. I was previously drinking Vega One powder in my daily smoothies. However I recently came across the Clean Label study that said they are full of heavy metals. I'm not sure how I feel about the study yet, but I'd like to investigate other sources of greens to add to my smoothies. Is anyone aware of a greens powder that publishes independently lab-certified contents?
 

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Hello. I was previously drinking Vega One powder in my daily smoothies. However I recently came across the Clean Label study that said they are full of heavy metals. I'm not sure how I feel about the study yet, but I'd like to investigate other sources of greens to add to my smoothies. Is anyone aware of a greens powder that publishes independently lab-certified contents?



Could you provide a link to the Clean Label study on Vega One smoothies, so that we can investigate further?
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Looking at the Clean Label Project website, the protein powders were rated according to "least amount of industrial and environmental contaminants and/or highest nutritional superiority": https://www.cleanlabelproject.org/top-5-bottom-5-protein-powder/ . So, the ratings are not purely for product cleanliness.


Looking at the Clean Label Project's contaminant data for the protein powders, the powders aren't identified by name, but only by blind number: https://www.cleanlabelproject.org/protein-powder-raw-data/ . And, no corresponding nutrition data is provided. It's therefore impossible to see each protein powder's contamination levels. And, it's also impossible to see whether the protein powders were rated by contaminants, or by Clean Label's definition of "nutritional superiority" (which is not defined on the website).


Please see this criticism of the Clean Label Project: https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/10/26/baby-food-arsenic/


Personal commentary: I find it suspicious that the Clean Label Project consistently criticizes plant-based supplements, and consistently praises supplements based on dairy foods and/or eggs:
https://cdn1.cleanlabelproject.org/app/uploads/20171101191214/baby-food-infographic1.jpg
https://cdn1.cleanlabelproject.org/app/uploads/20180319002804/Protein-Powder_Infographic-0111.jpg


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If in doubt, you could just add fresh greens to your smoothies, as opposed to greens powder.
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Thank you for the response and the perspective. Very interesting. I do have regular greens to my smoothies oh, but just added the vigor for the extra punch
 
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