Nutritional Supplements HYPE:
The Real Truth Behind it!

Overhyped & Overpriced Supplements!

They are always a pain, never a blessing!

Let's dive in.

There are basically two categories of health supplements: basic and specialty.

Incidentally, the latter is also the playground for expensive and popular media hype. Many of us have fallen prey to supplement hucksters who are hell-bent on profits—either with or without our knowledge.

I've listed “The Big Five” rip-off specialty supplements here.

  1. The miracle-cure supplement
  2. The this-is-hot supplement
  3. The the-more-the-better supplement
  4. The I’m-a-doctor-you-should-trust-me supplement
  5. The I’m-well-known-you-should-trust-me-too supplement

Sometimes it's not easy to see through the thick layer of marketing and advertising hype. These companies usually have impressive websites; realistic testimonials from satisfied users; “supportive” documents; some even have famous personalities lining up to give their support.

So is it any surprise that overhyped supplements are overpriced?

Quality wise, some are no better than those you find at your local pharmacies. Nothing justifies inferior quality products whether they sabotage your health or not.

Nutritional Supplements: Do You Need Them?

YES! And here's why.

We know the fact that vitamins and minerals are essential to human health. To maintain good healthy bodies, we require a cocktail of 59 nutrients daily including 13 vitamins and 22 minerals.

For the simple reason that the human body is unable to manufacture most of what it needs, these nutrients, therefore, must be obtained from the food we eat.

Unfortunately today, our so called healthy diet isn’t so healthy anymore. The paper by David Thomas: “A study on the mineral depletion of the foods available to us as a nation over the period 1940 to 1991” shows an alarming result:

Minerals

Fruits
(loss of minerals %)

Vegetables
(loss of minerals %)

Sodium

29

49

Potassium

19

16

Magnesium

16

24

Calcium

16

46

Iron

24

27

Copper

20

76

Zinc

27

59


Listed below are other major factors that can deprive the body of important nutrients, thus weakening its immune system and defense against oxidative stress caused by free radicals.

  1. Poor diet leading to poor digestion
  2. Excessive smoking and drinking too much alcohol
  3. Poor stress management
  4. Taking oral contraceptives
  5. Lack of sunlight
  6. Overuse of antibiotics, laxatives
  7. Old age, sickness and accidents

The solution?

Take the appropriate multivitamins and other nutritional supplements to ensure the body gets adequate levels of nutrients.

In a Nutshell

Your health directly affects the quality of your life and those around you. Taking nutritional supplements is no doubt one of the ways to give it a boost.

However, there are bound to be someone, (allopath) doctors included, who will try to disparage you from using supplements by saying: They only produce expensive urine! or Take the cheapest brand. Unbelievable! I'll let you be the judge on these preposterous statements.

In fact, their biased knowledge about nutritional medicine may even cost a life.

While scary headlines are more attractive to the media in general, what is not explained to the public is the concept of Synergy when taking supplementation.

All nutrients work synergistically as a team—recharging and supporting each other to confer the health benefits. When you provide these nutrients together, one plus one is no more two, but adds up to ten, or even twenty!

This is the power of Synergism!

I hope this will at least give you a bird's-eye view of the subject matter.

“Professional supplementation is the answer to good general health and longevity. Taking isolated nutrients in high doses is counter productive to the objective.” — Warren Matthews

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