Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Forbes Living TV Shares Information on Nutritional Supplements

There are hundreds of bottles of nutritional supplements on store shelves these days. But how do you know if they are good or not. Forbes Living TV shares information on some of the nutritional supplements sold today.

Most of the supplements sold in stores and drug stores claim to prevent illness, boost metabolism, improve energy and even make skin look better. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, (JAMA), found that some supplements have been recalled by the FDA for containing banned substances such as steroids or strong medications such as Prozac. More than half of the recalled products were back on store shelves within six months because there is very little regulation by the FDA for nutritional supplements.

By year end, Americans could spend $32 billion on vitamins and dietary supplements. Forbes Living TV shares information to make choosing them easier and safer:

Do not buy any supplements for weight loss, exercise or sexual enhancement. These are most likely to contain banned ingredients.

Shop at name brand stores, drugs stores and vitamin stores because they are quicker to act on recalled items and they offer the safest brands.

Keep in mind that you get what you pay for. If you buy a cheap herbal supplement, you will probably not get its full benefits. Better quality is found in established products.

Look for the USP label on the bottle as this means that the pill has been verified to have the ingredients in it and in the correct amount.

Do your homework on reputable websites for more information.

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