3 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Supplements…

Understandably, there is a lot of skepticism and confusion about the quality and efficacy of food supplements.

For decades, many nutritionists told us unequivocally that supplements were not necessary, and that eating a balanced diet of whole foods supplied us with all the vitamins and minerals needed.

In the last decade, however, this party line has crumbled under the tremendous weight of scientific evidence to the contrary.  Now, most nutritionists commonly recommend supplements to their clients to fill gaps in nutrition.

Yet, unlike prescription drugs, the supplement industry is not regulated by the government.  So what does that mean to you as a consumer and product user?

Quite simply, buyer beware!

All supplements are not the same.  And as supplements have become a billion dollar industry, there has been no shortage of  folks starting there own supplement company, eager for their slice of the pie.  

The sad truth is that very few supplement companies put your welfare ahead of their profits. This means that the quality of the products is often compromised.  What’s sadder still is that most consumers don’t know the difference, choosing to wrongly believe that all supplements are the same.

From personal experience, I can tell you that 90% of supplements out there don’t do anything, though some actually do more harm than good (ephedra etc).  I’ve been fooled by magazine hype and wasted my share of money on supplements that failed to deliver on promises. As it turns out most fitness magazines are actually owned by supplement companies.  Interesting.

These are 3 questions that I think you should ask (and know the answers to) before you buy food supplements for yourself or your family:

  1. Is there sound scientific rationale for the products?
  2. Were sound manufacturing standards used in the making of the products?
  3. Is there evidence that the products work?

If you ask these questions, compare the completeness and balance of the products, and read the published studies of independent scientists as I have, I am confident that you will discover that Shaklee Canada is a different kind of company.  

For more than 53 years, Shaklee has been at the forefront of scientific research into food supplements, and provided safe products of proven benefit and high quality.  I was so impressed by the quality and integrity of this company and its products that I became an independent distributor of Shaklee.  Once you’ve done your due diligence, I’m sure you’ll see the difference, or at least think twice about what you put in your body each and every day:)

To learn more, I encourage you to visit: http://www.shaklee.ca.supplements 

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