Importance of very high quality in nutritional supplements?

If your health is important to you then so should be the quality of nutritional supplements that you take.

When confronted by a wall of vitamins and mineral supplements on your next trip to the local pharmacy you might want to mask yourself the following questions.

• Has the product been manufactured to pharmaceutical grade standards for Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP’s). Many products are manufactured using food grade standards which are vague guidelines open to interpretation

• Have the nutritional supplements been independently tested as well as being guaranteed safe?

• Are the potency levels on the label guaranteed? Is the potency at low level RDA’s or are they at levels shown to be suitable for maintaining optimal health and preventing degenerative diseases? Does the guarantee include a safety clause?

• Does the product exclude potentially unsafe nutrients that may be toxic at high levels such as Iron and Vitamin A?

• Does the manufacturer of the nutritional supplements offer any special guarantees of safety over and above the norm?

• Is the product manufactured to a standard that satisfies high pharmaceutical standards for full disintegration?

• Does the product have a use by date?

• Has the product been manufactured in house rather than outsourced to various manufacturers and then marketed by another company?

• Is the daily suggested dosage a single pill? If this is the case it is highly unlikely that the dosage is at optimal amounts.

• Are the ingredients tested for bioavailability?

Once you find a product that comfortably fills all these criteria for quality you can be confident that you are purchasing a quality nutritional product.

Not all manufactures readily give such detailed information on their labels or any supporting literature.

There are only a handful of companies which lead the field in terms of integrity and quality. There are a myriad of companies that rely on full scale TV advertising and heavy marketing and much of the market remains confused.

It is important to educate yourself on the differences.

Your health is worth it.

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