Nuzest regularly tests products for safety including heavy metal levels, allergens, and contaminants. The levels of lead in Clean Lean Protein and Kids Good Stuff are equivalent to those found in other foods derived from natural sources. Heavy metals, including lead, are found in many natural foods including fruits and vegetables, grains, and nuts, and seeds. They are also found in lesser amounts in meat, seafood, and dairy products. Because heavy metals are naturally occurring in soil, inevitably small amounts will be absorbed into many foods that we eat every day.
The pea protein isolates used to create Clean Lean Protein come from sustainably cultivated European golden peas grown in Northern France. They are grown in soils that do not have high natural contents of heavy metals. Our farmers are committed to sustainable production methods that minimize any use of pesticides or artificial fertilizers. From an environmental and water usage perspective, peas are among the most sustainable crops.
Proposition 65 is a California state law (the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) that requires businesses to warn Californians about exposures to chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Prop 65 was intended to enable Californians to protect themselves from these chemicals by enabling them to make informed decisions about the consumer products they purchase. The standards for Prop 65 are stricter than levels deemed safe by the World Health Organization (WHO), Canada, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), European Union (EU), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
You can read more about this here:
Why Nuzest Chose to Add the Prop 65 Label to Our Products
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