We live in a society that is more obsessed with health and wellbeing than almost any other society in mankind’s recent history. This can be seen by the number of fitness centers, spas and diet centers that open every single year. This can also be seen by the fact that people and medical practices spend billions of dollars annually on supplements from a supplement store.
When medical professionals shop for supplements, they do so expecting that they are getting the best supplement available for the amount of money that they are paying. Many base their decision about the supplements they purchase on the reputation of the store they are purchasing them from. Unfortunately, even some big-name, well-respected distributors of supplements have been providing medical providers with supplements that are subpar.
The New York State Attorney General’s Office recently filed a lawsuit against some of the largest distributors of herbal supplements because after doing DNA tests on the supplements they sold, it was clear that the stores were selling supplements that did not contain the herbs they claim to contain. What was even worse is that some supplements had allergens like nuts and wheat in them.
For many people and medical providers, this lawsuit was a shock. For years, they were taking and offering supplements that they purchased from these stores, believing that the supplements were improving their quality of life. They felt betrayed and were left wondering where they could find trustworthy supplements.
Since 90 percent of supplements receive no FDA regulation, it can take some time and a little effort to find trustworthy supplements. Before purchasing supplements, you need to carefully look at the labels. In addition to looking at the labels, you should look for some type of certification that guarantees that the products that are inside the bottle are what the label on the outside says is being sold.
Additionally, buying brand name supplements is a lot better than buying a generic supplement. Consumer Reports did a test on herbal supplements. They found that the generic brands were the ones that were more likely to have filler content and less of the actual ingredients they were supposedly selling.
When it comes time to buying supplements, it’s best to look for a store that only sells brand name products, as well as looking for a store that sells products that carry special certification. This way, you know for a fact that what you’re getting inside the bottle matches what the label says on the bottle.
Finding brand name supplements that have a reputation for being high quality and looking for government approved seals on supplements is the best way to find trustworthy products. Based out of St. Louis, Doctors Supplement Store proudly offers the professional brands that you know and trust. Contact us today to learn more about our quality supplements, or to place an order.