How to SAVE MONEY when Purchasing Nutritional Supplements.
Quote: "Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it." - Josh Billings
Finding your way around the field of nutritional supplements can be like a navigating a mine field. It is an industry that is highly unregulated with products that have outrageous claims on how they can improve your health, fitness and appearance.
You may ask the question: How do I pick the wheat from the chaff when it comes purchasing quality nutritional supplements with my hard earnt money? Below are five things that will inform you of the quality, purity and accuracy of nutritional supplements that will save you time and money.
The Five Critical Things to Look at:
According to Labdoor, a laboratory whose sole job is to test nutritional supplements, there are five critical elements to look for when evaluating nutritional supplements. These are:
This is where the amount of ingredients in the actual product is tested against what is written on the label. The figures using the Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) show the average difference between what the actual data is and what the claimed data is. The closer these values means there is little difference between what is written on the label and what is in the packaging. The further the difference between these values means there is a greater difference between what is written the label compared to what is in the package.
This is where the product is tested for contaminants such as lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury. The base line used to test nutritional products is the Minimal Risk Level (MRL) which is an estimate by the Centre for Disease Control on the amount of exposure to poisonous substances humans can be safely exposed and not develop long term health effects. Products that exceed the MRL get low scores indicating lower purity, products that stay below the MRL receive high scores indicating higher purity.
This is where amount of ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and fat are measured and their effects on your blood sugar levels using the Glycemic Load (GL). A GL reading below 10 is classed as being low, between 10 and 20 is moderate and anything above 20 is considered high.
This factor looks at the active and inactive ingredients, contaminants, any concerns about these ingredients, effects on your health of these ingredients and the significance of these health risks. The Upper Limit (UL) is used as a baseline to test the amount of ingredients that can be used consumed without causing adverse health effects. The lower the score is in relation to the UL the safer the ingredient is, the higher a score is in relation to the UL, the less safe an ingredient is.
This covers how much of the ingredients you should take, the benefits of these ingredients and how significant these ingredients are. The Daily References Intakes (DRI) by the National Institute of Health is used as the benchmark to test the amount, benefits and significance of the benefits of the ingredients in each product.
Going to the site www.labdoor.com will help you by providing unbiased information on nutritional supplements that will save you time and money and help you to achieve your goal. Don’t fall prey to the hype and marketing information that is designed to elicit emotions designed to convince you to buy their product.