When you look at consumer reports and they say there’s arsenic in protein powder, guess what, there’s arsenic in brown rice too. Should we all stop eating brown rice? Cadmium, arsenic, lead, and Mercury are probably the highest toxic elements we’d have to worry about. It’s dose-dependent just like anything. They’re picking on an arsenic because everybody knows that arsenic is poisonous. It’s a buzz word that scares people. There’s probably arsenic in 10 other foods that you eat too. What it comes down to is are you resilient enough to handle the level of toxicity you’re putting in your body. One of the big issues that we see, even with folks pursuing performance but aren’t crushing protein supplements, is where are they sourcing their protein from? What’s coming in along with the amino acids that we need? You have to judge the system by how well it (the body) can actually eliminate that. So our livers amazing. it’s designed to break down and get rid of toxins. It would be foolish to say that we couldn’t handle a specific toxic load because that’s what its job is. Now, the question is how much of a toxic burden can you handle? Where else are toxins coming from in your life? If you’re overloaded, you live in a highly metropolitan city, and you’re constantly bombarded with toxicity, your ability to handle the toxic burden is going to be lower because your body’s already working on that stuff. In situations like that it would be advantageous to stay away from things that would be contributing to toxic load such as protein sources or possibly even produce that’s not organic. Better coaches will find ways to get people protein if they require it, and that could be by improving digestion (powders perhaps) rather than over-loading the system.