The Denver Post recently published an article about herbal supplements stating the following:
“Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all. GNC-brand bottles of St. John’s wort, touted as a cure for depression, held rice, garlic and a tropical houseplant, but not a trace of the herb. In fact, DNA testing on hundreds of bottles of store-brand herbal supplements found that four out of five contained none of the herbs on the label. Instead, they were packed with cheap fillers such as wheat, rice, beans, and house plants.”
Many of you probably did not know that the supplement industry is currently not regulated in the U.S. Therefore, what the label says does not have to match what is in the bottle. This results in many people taking these major store brand supplements that often don’t even contain trace amounts of what is purported to be in them. When the supplement is found to be ineffective the person then assumes that supplementation is not effective. Put simply if you don’t buy a quality supplement you have no idea exactly what is you’re taking.
At Hatch Chiropractic we use superior products that are subject to the same standards and requirements that the pharmaceutical industry is. You can rest assured that what you are taking is exactly what is in the bottle. When it comes to ingesting supplements into your body it is wise to buy those that are held to the gold standard instead of what is convenient and cheap.
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