There is a serious lack of transparency in the food and supplement industries globally on the issue of pesticide residues in their products. However, that is about to change!

The Detox Project, working in coordination with partners, is testing a range of best-selling products to uncover the truth about the levels of pesticides in our food and supplements. The first award-winning report we produced reached over 10 million people – Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate.

This information has and will be made available to the public in an easily digestible and non-scaremongering format to enable everyone to make up their own minds as to which products they want to buy.

The first category we have targeted is protein powders, which were tested at a third-party laboratory in California, using gold standard mass spectrometry methods.

The Detox Project has been promoting the gold standard testing of human and food samples from around the world for the last 5 years and we are now using this expertise to increase transparency for consumers everywhere. We have also proven how we can help brands clean up their supply chain!

Category Results: Protein Powders

The Detox Project is concerned about the results from the protein powder testing, our partner in this project Mamavation has written a detailed article on the results and we now also aim to fund further testing to increase with a GoFundMe campaign – please help by donating here.

The Detox Project tested products for the world’s most used herbicide, glyphosate, and 400+ other pesticides, from some of the top selling Protein Powder Brands on Amazon. The results can be seen below and the laboratory reports can be viewed on request:

Result Color Codes:

Green No Concern (No Detect)

Orange Slight Concern (10 – 79 ppb – Trace Levels)

Red High Concern (80+ ppb)

Brand NameProduct NamePesticides (400+) (ppb)Glyphosate Levels (ppb)
OrgainOrganic Protein™ Plant Based Protein Powder – Natural Unsweetened83, 281
Purely InspiredOrganic Protein Powder, 100% Plant Based Healthy Protein, French Vanilla10 , 22
SunwarriorWarrior Blend, Plant Based, Raw Vegan Protein Powder with Peas & Hemp, Vanilla - Organic15
Naked Pea1LB Pea Protein Isolate from North American FarmsNo Detect39
Anthony’sPea Protein (84% Protein) from Germany80
BulkSupplementsSoy Protein Isolate PowderNo DetectNo Detect
Optimum NutritionGOLD STANDARD 100% Whey Protein Powder, Double Rich ChocolateNo DetectNo Detect
Sports ResearchCollagen Peptides PowderNo DetectNo Detect

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