In this post we review five ingredients used in sports supplements which are currently the target of “clean label campaigns”, removed in favor of simpler, more consumer-friendly food additives. We discuss the safety concerns and why consumers should not believe the hype and gripes.

Carrageenan

Silicon Dioxide and Silicate Salts.

Vanillin and Vanilla Flavor

Titanium Dioxide

Acesulfame Potassium (“Ace-K”)

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Danielle Robertson aka the “Green-Eyed Guide” is a food biochemist, former gymnast, and the author of “Are You a Monster or a Rock Star: A Guide to Energy Drinks — How They Work, Why They Work, How to Use Them Safely”. She enjoys adding gymnastics modifications to her weight training workouts, blogging to demystify food science, and discussing anything caffeine or Harry Potter related. Learn more at GreenEyedGuide.com or take on any of her workouts for FREE HERE!

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