Monday, September 8, 2008

Do you know what your getting?

About 70% of Americans are taking some type of nutritional supplement on a daily basis. We know that the food that we are eating these days is not providing us the nutrition that our bodies need to stay healthy.

When it comes to a supplement, are you getting what your paying for? Do you know what your getting? Is your supplement actually dissolving in your body or is just passing through?

Most supplements on the market are manufactured to the food standard by the FDA. What does this mean? Lets think about a box of chocolate chip cookies. On the box it might say, 10 chocolate chips. However when you pull out 2 cookies, 1 might have 5 chips and the other might have 12. what is on the box is an average.

That is how most supplements on the market are produced. The label gives a number but one tablet might have less nutrients and another one might have more. Its an average! To top it off, that table might not even dissolve in your body. So then you aren't even getting any nutrients.

I have found a book called "Nutrisearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements" by Lyle McWilliams to be very helpful. This scientist looked at over 1500 different supplements on the market and tested bioavailablity, nutrients, etc so that people could make informed decisions on the type of supplement they need to give their cells.

You truly get what you pay for!

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