I make these comments based on the article in The JAMA Forum “Given Their Potential for Harm, It’s Time to Focus on the Safety of Supplements.” The question is, as an industry, how do we combat the detrimental comments regularly made from the side of pharma and the biased media?
The article declares that in the United States consumers spend about $30 billion per year on supplements including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, with uncertain benefits and possible harm for children, as well as adults. If we truly examine the evidence, they may be right in some aspects and with some vitamin brands.
As the CEO and vitamin formulator for Life Choice, 32 years, I have seen the steady decline of raw material quality beginning from the mid 80’s, mainly as a result of using synthetic rather than plant based and feed grade rather than pharmaceutical grade raw materials.
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