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Compare and Discover the Difference in Multivitamins

Are your multivitamins dangerous to you?

MultivitaminsToday's Nutritional Supplements field is full of deceptive marketing practices. Companies engage in this type of practice to entice you into purchasing their products. This can lead to safety issues for you or family members.

If you are presently taking supplements, or are considering them, you owe it to yourself to set guidelines on how to best determine a high quality, safe and effective nutritional supplement.

Imported Dietary Supplements are increasing at an alarming rate. China's export market, one of the largest, has been one of the fastest growing markets in the world. From 1990-1996, the western pharmaceutical market grew almost 20% annually and has now expanded into a $14 billion market[1].

There is one statement the rings loud and clear for imported dietary supplement products "buyer beware." Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) -- chairman of the Committee on Government Reform acknowledged that the booming interest in dietary supplements among Americans has fueled questions about whether consumers are at risk of using supplement products brought in from overseas.

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"The origin of these products is not controlled," says Dr. Domenic Sica, professor of medicine and pharmacology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. It's not safe just because a company says it's safe[2]."

Dr. Ronald M Lawrence, assistant clinical professor of the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, in an interview with Larry King on the American CNN TV Network warned about the impure grades of dietary supplements being imported from the Far East[3]. A direct corrlation with quality and price has been proven in studies. The higher the price, the higher to quality.

How about US Manufactured Vitamins?

The issues don't stop there, many of the top brand of American manufactured multivitamins contain various additives that are of questionable value. For most people it can be very difficult to determine what is really in a multivitamin. These are some of the questions you should be asking yourself when purchasing a multivitamin;

  • What are the sources of the multivitamins and minerals supplements?
  • Are there any additives or other questionable substances in your multivitamins and minerals supplements?

Many manufactures use synthetic vitamins. All should be strictly avoided. Synthetic forms of fat-soluble vitamins may be toxic. Many synthetics are made from coal tar derivatives.

Did you know that most vitamins on the market claiming to be natural only have to be 10% natural to make the claim of being natural?

Did you know...

  • That your vitamins are probably synthetic?
  • That synthetic vitamins have only one component and therefore leave out many other beneficial nutrients that are found in real vitamins? out of a whole family of micro-nutrients that accompany them in their natural state?
  • That some people may actually have an adverse reaction to the synthetic vitamins?
  1. The U. S. Commercial Service www.export.gov/commercialservice/
  2. Missouri Arthritis Rehabilitation Research and Training http://www.marrtc.org/
  3. CNN