Does It Contain Added Fiber? - (Fiber terms: bran, glucomannan, cellulose, pulp) Most supplements contain fiber because it's a cheap filler. You end up getting less of the expensive ingredients (the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics, etc.)
Are The Main Ingredients Synthetic? - They are synthetic if under the list of ingredients, only the name of the vitamin or mineral appears, with or without its chemical name. For example, "Vitamin C" or "Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)", or "Calcium Carbonate" - versus "Vitamin C (from oranges)" which gives the plant source of natural Vitamin C.
Does It Have Other Synthetic Ingredients or Additives? - Artificial Colors: FD&C Blue #2 Lake, or FD&C Red 40, etc. Synthetic Preservatives: benzoates (eg sodium benzoate), nitrites (eg sodium nitrite), sulphites (eg sulphur dioxide), sorbates (eg, potassium sorbate), etc. Additives: Dextrose, sucrose, starch, etc.
The Bottom Line
If your answer is "Yes" to one or more of the above questions, you may be wasting your money - and risking your health - on synthetic supplements.
That's why it's important to make sure any vitamins you or your children take are made from real food.
Otherwise, you're better off taking nothing.
PS Each year 76 million Americans spend 14 billion dollars on nutritional supplements.
Yet most are not doing them any good.
Because they're synthetic (made in a laboratory).
Synthetic supplements create chemical imbalances within your cells. This results in an increased risk of disease.
That's why it's important to use the right kind of supplements, made from real food.
Quality is everything. No matter how little you pay, the most expensive supplement is one that doesn't work.
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