Kyo-Green Energy Drink Mix Powder (5.3 oz)
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Question: why does it contain lead
A: I completely understand your concern and question. Please see below a message directly from the manufacturer:
"We appreciate your concern about the California Proposition 65 disclaimer on our product labels, but rest assured our products are safe and are the exact same products you’ve come to depend on from Wakunaga. Prop 65 stands for California Proposition 65, which is known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. It applies to hundreds of chemicals identified by the State of California as possible carcinogens or reproductive toxins. Prop 65 warnings are seen throughout California in a wide range of settings -- in restaurants, grocery stores, Starbucks, hotels, schools, hospitals, and on a wide variety of consumer products.
Lead is an element that can be found naturally and commonly in soil, plants and even tap water. It is not added to any of our products, but rather it occurs naturally because of plant uptake of nutrients in the soil, during which other elements (such as lead) are incidentally absorbed at the same time.
Prop. 65 limit is set at a very low amount (0.5 micrograms of lead per daily serving), which is much lower than the amounts found naturally in many fruits, vegetables, the air we breath and many other foods. As a comparison, United States Pharmcopeia (USP) proposed that the allowance of lead limits in supplements and medications at a level of 10 micrograms per daily serving.
According to a chemical analysis by an outside independent laboratory, which tested a hundred different lots of Kyo-Green series and Kyo-Red products manufactured in the last 5 years, we confirmed that our Kyo-Green series/Kyo-Red meets the proposed USP standard.
Our products, in fact, contain lower amounts of lead per serving than many of the commonly consumed foods grown in California. In 2009, California conducted its own food crop soil lead-uptake analysis [Chen W, Li L, et al. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 2009. 129(1-3):212-20.], and reported that the most commonly consumed vegetables (from 70 different geographic locations) averaged nearly four times the California Prop 65 lead limit per serving. The typical American diet is said to contain 15 - 25 micrograms or more of lead daily, mainly originating in fruits and vegetables. According to the report by Chen et al. published in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 2009. 129(1-3):212-20, it is estimated that people consume 26 micrograms of lead from a potato (as average weight of 13.25 oz or 375 g), 10 micrograms/oz of lettuce, for example. In comparison, our Kyo-Green line contains far less lead per serving. We hope this information will reassure you to continue taking Kyo-Green line. "