Why You Should Never Buy Supplements Over-the-counter or on Amazon!
If you’re like most of the people in America, you probably get your nutritional supplements at your local drug store, supermarket, whole foods and now, maybe even on Amazon. And why not? They’re cheap, right? WRONG!
Pennywise and Pound foolish
You may be saving money on these so-called supplements, but you are not saving your health, as much as you think you are!
The supplement industry IS NOT AT ALL REGULATED! So every time you purchase these “over-the-counter” supplements, you’re putting your health (and even the health of your loved ones) at risk!
Seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?! Consumer Lab Reports and multiple independent lab testing companies have found numerous issues with most (and yes, even brands you thought you could trust!) over-the-counter supplements!
Decisions made from desperation rarely end well.
In today’s difficult economy, everyday folks seeking a health-and-energy boost may be hesitant to purchase “expensive” vitamins and supplements from “upscale” stores and distribution outlets. Instead, they turn to Internet sites such as Amazon and eBay to purchase vitamins on the cheap for themselves and their kids. I urge you, don’t do this! (emphasis added) As a highly educated health professional, my heart breaks for hardworking moms and dads trying to do right by their family by buying inexpensive supplements- For both themselves and their kids Little do they know that these “bargain” vitamins and capsules are worthless at best, and at worst may cost them and their children their health, and possibly their lives.
The fact is, it costs money to make quality dietary supplements such as vitamins, protein powders, fish oil capsules, energy bars, herbal blends, or sports nutrition products.
Counterfeit Products - They're everywhere!!
One of the easiest ways to make a dishonest buck in the supplement world is to create a pill that mirrors a name-brand health supplement.
Fly by night companies create lookalike packaging and sell their worthless pill on the Internet for a “discounted” price. A counterfeit operation is born!
These dangerous pills masquerade as the real thing on the shelves of the name-brand department stores that virtually every family in America patronizes – and they certainly are available on the Internet.
Here’s the bottom line: If an above-board supplement or pharmaceutical drug is popular, you can bet someone, primarily in China or India, is counterfeiting it.
It gets worse!
Even worse? Fake pills virtually never have the correct amount of the active ingredient they are supposed to contain. Some cheap/counterfeit supplements had ten times or more the amount of “medicinal” ingredients as was indicated on the label. Worse, some had none, and others simply contained large amounts of sawdust!
They have numerous distribution shell companies set up all over the world, so it is almost impossible to figure out the paperwork trail and the actual origins of these dangerous pills.
Buying Safe Supplements - My recommendations:
Only buy supplements from a reputable company. Do your research and check them out. If the website is based in a foreign country and has no contact information or customer service number, there is a good chance this is a company involved in nefarious activities.
Find out what standards are used to test the quality of the ingredients. Reputable companies will have an informative label on their supplements and will have more information about their testing measures on their website.
If it is cheap, avoid it. No reputable company using high-quality ingredients can manufacture high-end supplements cheaply. It just isn’t possible. Don’t waste your money.
When you’re educated, You’re empowered to make the best decision for you, and the ones you love.