Artificial flavors are commonly used in protein powders and other protein products to provide a pleasing taste. Artificial flavor is made up of hundreds of chemicals which are used to mimic natural flavors. While most are safe, some have been shown to cause cancer in animals. Unfortunately companies are not required to identify the individual chemicals used, so while most are completely safe, we recommend minimising the use of products with artificial flavors.
Some artificial flavors can also cause allergic reactions and some are also derived from animals and so may make products unsuitable for vegans.« Back to Glossary Index