Dietary Supplements – How Safe Are They?
For a long time, the term “dietary supplement” was used to describe any product that contains one or more essential nutrients (vitamins, minerals, and proteins) used to supplement a diet. Now, the term is used much more broadly. Thanks to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) which became law in 1994. In the law, Congress expanded the definition of the term to include herbs (except medicinal herbs), metabolites (chemical substances that have pharmacological activity), and enzymes.
As a result, there are many supplements on the market today that are made with herbs, some vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and some herbs and a combination of herbs. Myselves, I bend the bill of bones when I pick a supplement to ensure that none of the ingredients cancel out the effectiveness of others. Sometimes, the bill of bones can be misleading.
Probably the most important thing to remember when choosing a supplement is not to assume that it is safe until it has been tested. The FDA does not conduct safety trials with supplements before they are marketed. When you decide to use a supplement, you put yourself at the risk of ingesting unfamiliar substances, sometimes harmful ones. It is also your responsibility to be an informed consumer.
Here is advice that can be helpful in being an informed consumer:
I thinka good idea to check the label. The certified organic seal of approval is a good way to know that the product is safe. Be sure that the level of nutrients is high enough to provide the stated health benefit. Intake of excess nutrients can be detrimental to your health.
To reduce the risk of toxic reactions food to supplement ratios should be done in the ratio of 2:1 i.e. you should take supplements containing natural food concentrates or a natural mineral-based supplement whereby the entire supplement population should be minerals and not synthetic vitamins.
You should avoid glutens if you possible. Avoid vitamins A, E, D and K. Vitamin E has already been linked to increased risk of failure of long term (CVD) supplementation.
The supplements you choose should contain a higher amount of vitamins that support the immune system. Some of the vitamins that are important to immune support are: vitamins C, E, and niacin.
You will find that the majority of vitamin supplements you will find at a supermarket or health food store are marketed as natural, although many of them are not. This is because “natural” is the last product under the sun. Many manufacturers obtain “natural” from a few botanicals but there is no way to assure that they are still in their natural form. Although I am not a big fan of synthesized vitamins, there is nothing wrong with taking natural supplements as long as you are certain that they come from a reliable manufacturer with an established reputation.
Be sure that the multivitamins you choose do not contain any additives of any kind. There is no need to use such products. The vitamins and minerals are identical in their forms and the way they are absorbed. It is the dosage that is important.
Alternative Supplements That Can Help
To keep your immune system in top condition, you will need to take a broad spectrum antibiotic. Why? Because the spectrum has been shown to include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms that can cause infection. That is why we need a healthy balance of friendly flora in our intestines. It is best to add the broad spectrum antibiotic to a high quality, broad spectrum vitamin. This vitamin has no side effects.
Effects and Benefits of Kratom
Supplementation should include a good probiotic. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that keep certain unhealthy bacteria under control in the bowel. You just want to be sure you get kratom from a reputable company like Krabot. accompanies with the probiotic enzyme, lactobacillus, which supports the digestive support function while maintaining a favorable environment for beneficial bacteria…counteracting unhealthy bacteria.
beneficial lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium animalis (FOS) promote the overgrowth of good bacteria in the intestines and lower gastrointestinal tract (gut).
FOS are sugar alcohols naturally found in unrefined grains such as rice, barley, and unrefined oats. Lactobacillus Acidophilus with Hexanediol contribute to the body’s tolerance for dairy products by maintaining and maintaining pH balance in the intestines. Sterols promote cholesterol eradication from the body.
Spirulina is a naturally produced dietary supplement from blue green algae that is sold as a weight loss aid and for many other health benefits. It is one of the few very high quality, organic, highly nutritious foods that most people would recognize as a super food.
Spirulina is an oligomer of bacteria and fungi called chlorophyll. It is a microscopic, microscopic single-celled plant with a green pigment. Some species are considered ‘ climates optimum’ and others are not.