Are you paying for Nutritional supplements that contain Cheap Fillers?

Not all Nutritional  supplements are the same, many contain cheap fillers instead of what they claim on the packaging.

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It was reported recently, that the FDA found that the majority of herbal supplements at GNC, Walmart, Walgreens and Target didn’t contain what they claimed to contain in the packaging.

 

If you are an adult shouldn’t you know that if it sounds to good to be true it probably is? As we say in the real estate business, caveat emptor “let the buyer beware”.

If somebody comes along offering what they claim is a “comparable” product for considerable less (no matter if its cars, homes or vitamin supplements) that something isn’t right.

 

If you buy exclusively by price, sooner or later somebody else is going to find a way to cut corners and offer a product that “appears” to be comparable but isn’t even in the same league.

 

I believe there are many companies that offer high quality supplements out there but I have to admit I have from time to time made “emergency” runs to Walmart to get vitamins when I forgot to reorder my “Real” vitamins and each time I could tell they were not the same, I probably could have gotten more vitamins and minerals had I just swallowed a rock.

 When I forget to take Super Supplemental or Solstic Cardio, I can tell the difference. If I don’t take Solstic Energy before a workout or a hike, I can tell the difference.

I choose to get all my nutritional supplements from Natures Sunshine where I have access to a selection of over 600 high quality supplements all available to me at wholesale prices with my free membership.

 

But more importantly, Nature’s Sunshine’s extensive line of high-quality supplements are not only scientifically researched, but put through some of the most rigorous testing available today. 

 

As herbal pioneers, Nature’s Sunshine has been in the business of helping people live with optimal wellness since 1972.  Nature’s Sunshine’s strict standards adhered to from harvesting through manufacturing and testing.

Quality (Manufacturing Plant): See an in-depth look at NSP’s quality process:

 

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This information is intended to provide helpful educational and informative material. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health problem or condition or is it intended to replace the advice of a physician. Always consult your physician or qualified healthcare professional on any matters regarding your health.

 

Sources:

http://inhabitat.com/fda-finds-herbal-supplements-at-four-major-retailers-contain-asparagus-houseplants-and-no-herbs/?nocahe=true

Can’t I get the vitamins from food not supplements?

I am sure I am not alone in wondering why can’t I get the vitamins from food not supplements, after all other people managed to live just fine for centuries before vitamins and other nutritional supplements even existed.

 

Times have changed from those centuries most of the people raised their own food, but in modern times most of us get our food from a grocery store.

 

While it is always best when possible to get your vitamins from food, but if you are like most of us that get your food from a grocery store, you are not likely getting the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of vitamins and minerals.

 

Many of the popular foods today are lacking the proper vitamins and nutrients our bodies need due to all the processing and chemicals that are used to keep them “fresh” longer and fight against bacteria and diseases. Even “fresh” fruits and vegetables are picked green and don’t contain the vitamins and minerals they should.

 

Our lifestyles have also changed over the years which has affected our eating habits. Homemade meals have been replaced with fast food and processed foods.

 

Instead of snacking on fruits and nuts we are gorging ourselves on chips, french fries, candy and energy drinks that are loaded with ingredients most of us can’t begin to pronounce.

 

While the people in the U.S. are probably the most overfed, they are also probably the most malnourished in the world. It’s speculated that about ½ the people in the U.S. are not getting there RDA of vitamins and minerals.

 

Vitamins are essential to life.  The more artificial preservatives and additives in our “food”, the more vitamins and minerals are needed to fight the harmful effects.

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This information is intended to provide helpful educational and informative material. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health problem or condition or is it intended to replace the advice of a physician. Always consult your physician or qualified healthcare professional on any matters regarding your health.

 

The Dangers of Nutritional Supplements

The dangers of nutritional supplements if taken over the recommended daily recommendations which nowadays, with everything from vitamin water to orange juice being fortified with vitamins and minerals that is possible. Fortified water and orange juice may sound beneficial if your diet is not what it should be. But taking an overload of vitamins and minerals routinely could be harmful.

 

Too much vitamin C or zinc, for example could cause nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Too much selenium could lead to gastrointestinal upset, fatigue, and mild nerve damage.

While most people aren’t getting megadoses, if you drink fortified orange juice, eat fortified cereal at breakfast, have a vitamin water and grab an energy bar between meals, have enriched pasta for dinner, and also take a daily nutritional supplements, you could be over the recommended daily intake of a host of nutrients.

 

And it could be even more serious, even fatal:

The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported dietary supplements lead to about 10 deaths a year, most of which are iron overdoses. So there can be real dangers of taking nutritional supplements in excess.

 

What about prescription drugs?

It is obvious we in the United States have put too much faith in drug therapy, spending close to $200 Billion each year on prescription drugs (not including over the counter drugs).

 

These drugs are not without dangers either, The American Medical Association published a report stating that 106,000 patients die each year from adverse reactions to drugs that were administered by a medical professional.

 

Over the counter drugs can also be dangerous, approximately 16,000 people in the United States die each year from adverse reactions to over the counter drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin and ibuprofen which can cause gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney and cardiovascular problems.

 

When you compare the dangers of both prescription and nonprescription drugs in our “pop a pill and everything will be fine” mentality with the dangers of nutritional supplements, there really is no comparison.

 

We clearly need a shift toward preventing and treating the root cause with diet, nutritional supplementation and lifestyle changes with pharmaceutical medications used judiciously to complement the safer natural remedies.

You can learn with our FREE health assessment which of your body systems needs the most strengthening and based on your responses, which Nature’s Sunshine products can be used to strengthen these systems nutritional products can help those systems.

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Contact Us and one of our team members will contact you to personally help you get started to enjoy better health, greater wealth and leave a legacy.

 

 

This information is intended to provide helpful educational and informative material. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health problem or condition or is it intended to replace the advice of a physician. Always consult your physician or qualified healthcare professional on any matters regarding your health.

 

Sources:

 

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/effects-of-taking-too-many-vitamins

http://www.aapcc.org

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama