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Just Google the phrase "are your supplements made in China" and you will be rewarded with thousands of articles written on the topics of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and how to avoid counterfeit and cheap, dangerous supplements.

Anyone that begins the process of Nutritional Coaching can be overwhelmed by the seemingly 'high cost' of quality supplements … mostly becaues we are so familiar with seeing row upon row of cheap vitamins at warehouse stores and chain retailers.  Many of these types of vitamins are so cheap because they are synthetic … interestingly our bodies are not able to assimilate synthetic vitamins, so they are basically useless, and many of them are flat out unhealthy.  There are mounds of studies on the 'inefficacy' and health risks of synthetic vitamins.  That's why so many allopathic physicians are so skeptical about nutritional supplementation … there are more unhealthy, ineffective vitamins on the market than there are good ones.


Example #1: Study Using Synthetic Beta Carotene and Vitamin E Halted – 29,000 male smokers were given synthetic beta carotene and synthetic Vitamin E. The study was stopped when rates of lung cancer, heart attacks and death increased. - New England Journal of Medicine, 1994

Example #2: Birth Defects Increased For Women On Synthetic Supplements – 22,748 pregnant women were given synthetic Vitamin A. The study was halted because birth defects increased 400%. - New England Journal of Medicine, 1995

Example#3: Men Get Thickened Arteries On Synthetic Supplements – Men who took 500 mg of synthetic Vitamin C daily over eighteen months showed signs of thickening of the arteries. - Reuters Health, March, 2000


Any of you who have been working with me and taking supplements know first hand how well your supplements work.  The reason is that the supplements I recommend are made from real whole foods and natural ingredients … substances your body recognizes and knows what to do with.  And, the companies I recommend all follow current GMPs that exceed FDA guidelines for dietary supplements.  This ensures the safety and efficacy of the products.

Unfortunately, once you find brands you know and trust … you still have to be on your guard in regards to WHERE/WHO you purchase your supplements from.  Counterfeit supplements are a huge problem.  That is why I only recommend purchasing directly from the manufacturers … not from online cheap vitamin warehouse companies.  If the supplement is being sold cheaper than is availble from the manufacturer, be on alert.  If the website is based in a foregin country, has no contact or custormer service information - avoid it!

As Gary Collins MS, former FDA and HHS employee, writes: No reputable comapny using high quality ingredients can manufacture high-end supplemnts cheaply.  It just isn't possible.


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