BEWARE OF CUT-RATE VITAMINS!
One of the biggest mistakes people make is taking inexpensive vitamins. Mail-order vitamins offering fantastic “deals” are worth just about what you pay for them. NEVER buy these vitamins or supermarket/pharmacy brand without checking them out first.
Cut-rate products often contain additives, food allergens, sugar, artificial food coloring and flavoring. Many are coated with shellac, or contain potentially hazardous chemicals like chlorine.
Potency and purity can vary widely from pill to pill and bottle to bottle. A study at Duke University examined 12 bottles of one popular supplement. These samples showed they contained 60% or less of the amount of nutrients claimed on the label!
Another problem is freshness. The FDA does not require expiration dates on supplement bottles
so many companies don’t include them. Calcium and some other nutrients can last for years, while
others, like vitamins B and C, are unstable. Shaklee performs up to 176 separate tests for purity, freshness, potency and safety on the raw ingredients for a single product. Products undergo as many as 262 separate quality assurance tests throughout the manufacturing process as well. In addition, all product label claims have documented substantiation.
Case in point. Shaklee stopped production of its Asian Ginseng, despite the huge demands for the
product, due to contaminants like herbicides and pesticides found in the raw ingredients after the floods in China a few years ago. They did not resume production until they found a proven safe and pure source for the product. Many brands at supermarkets, health food stores and mail order companies continued selling Asian Ginseng! Scary, isn’t it?
Some things to look for in a Multi-Vitamin/Mineral supplement…
- Biotin – an extremely important but expensive B vitamin, 100% of the DV for all the B Vitamins, more than 100% of the antioxidants Vitamins C and E, trace minerals – needed to fight oxidation, regulate blood sugar, help build bones, critical for brain function and essential for growth and development.
- Expiration date – if you can’t find one, it’s probably loaded with preservatives
- Fast dissolving – better absorption (drop it in water. How long does it take to dissolve?)
Shaklee’s Vita Lea has been the best nutritional insurance you can buy for over 40 years. Vita Lea
provides the most comprehensive, balanced supplementation available, with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
In 1990, NBC’s Today Show presented the results of an independent laboratory test showing the disintegration time of Shaklee at only 17 minutes, while some took hours!!