Something’s Fishy On This Label!

I wanted to taste this new “1shot Protein” as it sounded interesting … marine collagen, 24 grams of protein in 3 oz. Cool! I ordered it, and within 2 minutes cancelled the order.  I thought the “marine collagen” would be algae and I was game to try.  However a quick internet search and I found that “marine collagen” is actually fish collagen … and I am highly allergic to fish! All fish! I would have tasted the drink and then would have been violently ill, complete with projectile vomiting.

I should have clued in faster – collagen is protein from skin, bones, tendons, cartilage, teeth … ycccchhh! However algae protein has been in the news lately and that’s what my mind was focused on when I saw their ad.

Nowhere on their website ( do they give the source of their marine collagen.  It was only after a good amount of time searching that I was able to find a nutrition facts label, and see that under “allergen” they list fish.   And then I saw what else they list:

Filtered water, proprietary blend of enigmatically hydrolysed collagen protein, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, niacinamide, sucraloseace-k, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine HCl, FD&C Red #40, cyanocobalamin.

Sucralose has 2 chlorine molecules – and one of our national food chains in Canada has banned products with sucralose from its natural food section. Ace-K is acesulfame potassium. It is approved by the FDA, however an increasing number of people (rightly or wrongly) have associated this with ADD/ADHD.  In addition, 1shotprotein contains Red Dye #40.  Another product that although approved, is being associated with cancers, and ADD/ADHD.

So what have you REALLY gained by going to this 1shotprotein? Not much from what I see.


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