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May 23, 2018Reviewer: A guest* The Lead Warning is mandatory in California (No other state) - see Proposition 65. The MacroLifeNaturals.com website even has a tab explaining it. The previous post was quick to make his statements without data. If there are "high" levels of lead, then you should not eat any Avocado, Cucumber, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Brussel Sprouts or Green Beans because those have 3-20x more lead per serving than a scoop of the Macrolife powders! I love the taste and how I feel when I'm taking them. I have not been out of work "sick" for over 5 years since being on the product and feel good knowing that my body is getting what it needs on a daily basis. I also like the transparency of the company regarding the lead warning. Out here in California, those warnings are everywhere - from Starbucks to Restaurants! Enjoy!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpfulAugust 04, 2016Reviewer: Donald in Colorado* BEWARE! This product contains very high levels of lead which can be unsafe if you take this product regularly and/or multiple times per day. It even says "contains lead" right on the label because it exceeds safe levels and is legally required to say so on the label. Lead causes neurological and reproductive harm to people of all ages but in particular DO NOT give it to your children! They are especially susceptible to lead-induced toxicity.
I am a PhD level molecular toxicologist and I tested the last batch I bought after seeing the notification on the label. More than 5x the daily safe level (called the No Adverse Effect Level or NOAEL) of lead would be contained in a single serving. It is incredibly irresponsible that the manufacturers even produce this product and netrition should pull it from the shelf.
Editor's note: The manufacturer has addressed the lead content in their products on their website, and the ridiculously low "standards" set by some U.S. agencies and States vs the World Health Organization Limit. See this page: http://macrolifenaturals.com/california-prop-65/
Customer review update: In response to the editor's note from my review above, I feel obligated to point out that I was not talking about prop 65 (which I also agree is rather ridiculous in many cases) but was referring to federal EPA guidelines. I urge everyone considering a purchase of this product to go to the company website, then notice that nowhere on the site is the actual amount of lead contained in the "Miracle Reds" product actually disclosed. If a serving has similar lead content to a cup of green beans, then why don't they say that? The answer is that the content in the product is much, much higher. Purchase this product at your own risk, and please don't give it to your children.