NEVER buy vitamins or supermarket/pharmacy brands without checking them first. Cut-rate products contain additives, food allergens, sugar, artificial food coloring, flavoring and dyes. Many supplements are coated with shellac or contain potentially hazardous chemicals like chlorine.
Other problems include potency and purity which can vary widely from pill to pill and bottle to bottle. Freshness is another issue. The FDA does not require expiration dates on supplement bottles so many companies don't include them.
SCARY, ISN'T IT?
There is no regulation on the dietary supplement industry so anyone can put a product on the market. ARE YOUR SUPPLEMENTS SAFE? - BUYER BEWARE!
--Check out these two reports --
ARE YOU GETTING YOUR DAILY DOSE OF LEAD? The FDA did a study on amounts of LEAD found in women’s vitamins, pre-natal vitamins and children’s vitamins. Out of 324 brands tested, only 4 did not have lead in them! The FDA allows a certain amount of lead to be acceptable in supplements, however, SHAKLEE BELIEVES THAT NO AMOUNT OF LEAD SHOULD BE ACCEPTABLE.
Click on the link to learn more: http://tinyurl.com/Ins45s
also, CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT on the World’s Largest Supplier of Fish Oil Supplements that contain PCB’s (industrial chemicals).Initial defendants include Houston-based Omega Protein, which is the largest producer of omega-3 fish oil in the world; GNC; drug store chains Rite Aid Corp. and CVS Caremark Corp. and others.Click link to learn more: http://www.healthzone.ca/health/articlePrint/773977
I have been using Shaklee products for 34+ years and I can trust that the products are Always Safe, Always Work and are Always Green. Shaklee performs up to 350 tests for purity, freshness, potency and safety on all raw ingredients for a single product. Products undergo as many as 262 separate quality assurance tests throughout the manufacturing process as well. No other company does this extensive research.
To learn more, check out my Shaklee site or Better Health in 31 Days.