“Your Supplement Buying Guide: Key Questions, Certifications, and Scams to Avoid”
Here’s A Quick Guide To Help You With Your Next Supplement Purchase
There are so many choices for supplements, BUT not many are good.
Look for and ask these questions:
1.) Is it GMP Certified?
2.) Is it 3rd party tested?
3.) Is the formula based on a clinically studied dosage?
4.) Is it fresh?
5.) Is it gluten, dairy, or free?
6.) Some go even better with a CERTIFICATE OF COMPOSITION AND ANALYSIS (COA) so you can see what’s in each bottle, as it can vary occasionally. @nuethix has this, so we carry their products in our centers.
7.) I try to stay away from proprietary blends when possible.
A proprietary blend combines ingredients in a dietary supplement formulated for a specific purpose. The quantities and ratios of components in the proprietary blend are considered a secret. The issue is that you don’t know how much of each ingredient is in the product. This is an issue when companies state that it has this 1 very expensive ingredient but in a proprietary blend with other cheap and less helpful ingredients.
Another issue is that not knowing how much of each ingredient the product has makes it hard to know what’s safe when using more than 1 supplement (For example: If someone needs extra B vitamins because they ran an organic acid test showing low levels or a Dutch test and we see that they’re not methylating as they should if they’re taking a multivitamin that has proprietary blends of B vitamins we don’t know if more B’s are needed).
A note on supplements – they are not Drugs. Supplements complete or take things out of the body.
4 SCAMS TO WATCH OUT FOR
1.) White Powder Swap-outs (adding baking powder vs. Mg)
2.) Bogus Claims: Not using the ingredient from the research
3.) Expired supplements – Look for scratch-off dates, and look for imprinted dates on bottles
4.) Ineffective dosages – Just a dusting to say the ingredient is in there