How do I choose a high quality supplement?
Choosing good quality supplements is very important! I have people say, “Oh, I took that for a month and never felt better” and when I ask about brand and quality I learn that they have chosen a low quality supplement. As a naturopathic doctor, I spend hours each week looking for the right form/dose/type of nutrient or herb produced by a high quality manufacturer. This time goes directly to my practice members when I make brand specific recommendations.
Supplements are not regulated by the FDA, therefore there is no guarantee that the bottle contains what the label says it does. How can we know what we are taking is safe? There are three main areas of concern: raw materials, the production process and the finished product. Look for:
In addition, here are some common sense tips: