Nutritional supplements are becoming more and more popular these days. I just saw something that said that over 60 percent of Americans take some sort of nutritional supplement. Granted, this was information gathered from the internet, but it sounds about right in my opinion.
Some people shy away from supplements because they are not FDA approved. Personally, I see that as a bonus. Consider what the FDA does approve…including dozens of pharmaceuticals that are later taken off the market for killing too many people. Supplements are basically food nutrients put into pill form (or powder or liquid). If the FDA did put their hands in that regulation, I think it would be nothing but bad news.
Of course, there could be some stricter regulations on supplements. There have been several consumer reports showing that often times supplements don’t have in them what the manufacturer says is in them or the form the nutrient is in is sometimes a cheap form of the nutrient that can’t be absorbed by the body. In those cases, the nutrient is indeed in the supplement, but it will just pass right on through. The manufacturer can still claim it’s there because technically it is. But it should be considered false advertising if you will not get any benefits from it. Anyone looking for good supplements needs to do their research and find reputable companies. You can find more information on the subject here.