The place to begin is to see if your supplement dissolves when placed in water within 30 minutes or less. That is the same standard the pharmaceutical industry uses for tablets. Otherwise it goes in one end and out the other. That is just the very beginning. The second and most critical question is...
ask the company for peer reviewed research on their products. The key word here is peer reviewed. That means it is unbiased, legitimate research vs.
advertising research where you pay someone to publish your research in what
looks like a legitimate journal.
Balance is critical to a
well-formulated supplement. Many
nutrients do not work effectively unless in a certain balance.
. For example: The B vitamin Biotin
is extremely expensive. It should
offer at least 100 % of the daily value. Most
vitamins will show none at all or less than 100%. That is a sign to you of a
poorly formulated vitamin, so read your labels.
common problem in the food supplement industry is quality control.
It is not uncommon for the amount in each individual tablet in a bottle
of supplements to vary dramatically.
supplements are manufactured at a low temperature, all the vitamins, minerals,
enzymes, phytonutrients are not lost
in the process. Without the enzymes, the body cannot utilize or absorb the
nutrients effectively. It is common
for companies to use too much heat and pressure in making their tablets, which
destroys the enzymes.
It is common for vitamins to
have artificial coloring and sweeteners in them.
Read the labels to determine their presence.
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