Supplements and superfoods are not a free zone. if you do not check what you are buying quality wise, you risk eating loads of contaminants and fillers that do absolutely no good for your health.
Even Though More Deaths Are Recorded Annually From Pharmaceuticals, It Is Still Important To Be Critical, When Deciding Which Types Of More Natural Medicinal Remedies And Superfoods To Take.
Price is a reflection of quality here. The cheap supplements are nothing but cardboard filling and often contaminated with heavy metals - it can get expensive to save money.
So Below I Have Outlined The 5 Critical Things To Look For When Choosing A Supplement That Works For You.
1. Is It A Wholefood Derived Mineral?
Wholefood derived supplements are better utilized by our body, as it can recognize and absorb the form that the mineral is in. As an example, magnesium is often sold as cheap magnesium oxide which is completely useless to our body's cells. We are wasting our money unless the minerals are in the right form: Magnesium citrate, orotate or malate, for example. The by far best source for all minerals is fresh plants. If you really want to boost your minerals, you should be eating or juicing plants from mineral-rich soil. You can actually feed the plants the liquid minerals and then eat the plants for the optimal absorption, although I know it gets a bit nerdy here - I don't grow my own plants yet, admittedly.
2. Has It Been Tested Free Of Arsenic, Mercury, Barium And Lead?
Often found Chinese herbs in liquid supplements, but these are typically at such low levels (ppb) that they are no real concern, if taken short-term. However for any Chinese or Indian herbs that you take long-term as part of a preventative approach to health, you will want to make sure it has been tested free of heavy metals. If not, you risk getting a heavy metal toxin accumulation. And that is serious and time-consuming to detox from.
3. Does It Contain Maltodextrin?
Virtually all the maltodextrin used throughout the natural products industry is genetically modified. Products that are certified organic, however, are not using GMO maltodextrin. Instead, a better alternative is to look for the non-GMO replacement tapioca maltodextrin. Look for tapioca derived maltodextrin only or avoid this filler completely.
4. Is It A Cheap Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid Product?
Nearly all the "vitamin C" sold in vitamins across America right now is derived from GMO corn. Sourcing non-GMO vitamin C requires you to go outside the United States. There is no existing supply chain of certified organic, non-GMO ascorbic acid available anywhere in America
5. Does It Contain Fluoride?
A potent neurotoxin, cancer causing, hormone disruptor and metabolism inhibitor, fluoride is found in green tea products especially. Make sure what you are buying for health purposes is tested free of fluoride, otherwise steer clear.
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