Information on Today's Most Popular Health Supplements
by Glenn Reschke
There are supplements available today covering every possible area of supplementation,
i.e., vitamins, minerals, herbals, enzyme pills, meal replacement powders, liquid vitamins, muscle building agents,
green drinks, exotic Chinese herbs, colon cleansers and so on.
Most exaggerate their claims in order to sell you their unassimilable even harmful products just to
make a quick buck.
One company that has been severely sanctioned by the FDA and the FTC claimed their product cured cancer, AIDS,
diabetes, and 647 other common maladies!
So how does one separate truth from error, fact from fiction, reality from the razzle-dazzle?
The obvious problem is that most supplements are unnecessarily expensive, have outlandish claims, and the vast
majority don't even work.
However, take heart -- there are
supplements out there that actually work.
In fact, there are non-partisan scientific studies confirming the usefulness, even necessity, of various
One of the main purposes of this web page, and this site in general, is to provide you with cutting-edge
information that you can use when selecting your various supplements.
Let me make a point: You'll notice that I use external ads on our site.
One of the reasons why we do
this as because we want to provide you with good information and options. I hope to provide you with
the information you need so you can make up your own mind as to what course you take.
Answers the Question: Which Supplements Are Good and Which Are Bad
Based on over 26 years of experience in this field, we feel we can offer you some simple yet effective tips
when choosing a quality health supplement.
Based on our experience, here are the best tips on buying supplements:
1. Product Development and Nutrient Reactions: The supplement should be rigorously tested and its
creation process overseen by certified professionals. supplements should be scientifically formulated with each batch certified for quality (see point #2).
2. Manufacturing Procedures: These should utilize pharmaceutical blending not paddle/ribbon blender-type
mixers. In addition, contact the company to ask if they have a Certificate of Analysis
(COA) on file, confirming the potency of each batch. If the company ignores you or hesitates, that's not a
good sign. Lastly, you should select a vitamin supplement maker that adheres to pharmaceutical GMP compliance --
the highest standard possible.
3. Optimal Delivery System: The nutritional supplement should have enteric coating for optimal
assimilation in the human system.
4. Product Quality & Freshness: The ingredients should be made in smaller batches with the
manufacturing process NOT outsourced out to other manufacturers. Remember, most nutritional supplement makers, as
well as herbal product manufacturers are unregulated by the FDA. While this has its pros and cons, a vast
majority of health supplements don't even insert the claimed ingredients
into the supplement! Plus, contamination is a legitimate threat. Again, this is why you want
pharmaceutical GMP compliance.
5. Results: If you don't perceive tangible results from the consistent taking of the health supplement,
then it's useless. This may be the most self-evident factor and coupled with points 1 through 4 will go far in
arming you in the path to take with your dietary supplements.
In our search, we finally came across a company whose products actually meet all of the above standards. The
company is headquartered in New Zealand whose manufacture of nutritional supplements adheres to even stricter
standards than the U.S. FDA.
In fact, their flagship product, a nutritional supplement is a complete supplement containing vitamins, minerals,
nutrition-dense herbal extracts, amino acids, and other specialty trace nutrients.
In truth, this vitamin supplement contains almost every nutrient discussed on this website. If you're
looking for a full-featured vitamin, mineral, and amino acids supplement, you've found it.
I've been taking this multivitamin (and other of their vitamin and mineral supplement products) for the past year
and can personally attest to their results. To be short -- they work.
I hope this web page has been useful to you.
Yours in health,
Nutritional Supplement Bible.com
Popular Health Nutrients
Below is an alphabetical list of the most popular supplements along with corresponding informational links
within this site.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid: A powerful antioxidant; can pull out heavy metals in system; assists liver in
removing toxins in body. Avena Sativa: Good for libido serving as a natural aphrodisiac; sometimes called
Bee Pollen: One of the most potent supplements in the world; bee pollen contains every
vitamin, mineral, enzyme, and nutrient necessary for life; an energy enhancer and has been known to increase the
libido as well. Beta-Carotene: The best known carotenoid; An antioxidant and immune system booster; found in red
peppers, green leafy vegetables, watermelons, cantaloupes, sweet potatoes; helps prevent macular
Beta Sitosterol: A nutrient shown in clinical studies to improve prostate health -- even more potent than Saw
Creatine Monohydrate: A bodybuilding health supplement known to increase cell volumization and accelerate lean
muscle mass gains.
CoEnzyme Q10: As its name "co" implies, it aids the function of enzymes; a heart health supplement and antioxidant and anti-aging nutrient. DMAE: Known to increase mental
function, smooth out moods, lessen emotive depression, etc.
Dong Quai: The "female ginseng"; helps women in restoration of normal menstrual cycles; helps lower blood
pressure in both men and women. Epimedium: AKA, horny goat weed; may be energy enhancer; reduces cortisol levels
when elevated (good for stress relief); may possibly be a libido enhancer in both men and women
among other qualities.
Fish Oils: Various fish oils are high in EPA, Omega 3, and DHA; good for heart; clinical
studies shown it is useful in treatment of ulcerative colitis, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Ginseng: an
energy enhancer and aphrodisiac; very potent nutrient; Goji Berries: AKA Wolf Berries; Rich in antioxidants thus
retarding aging; increases libido; strengths immune system; many intriguing claims have been made regarding Goji
Berries. some claim it is the most nutritionally dense food on planet. Click here to
find out more. Human Growth Hormone (HGH): Often used as a bodybuilding supplement; increases muscle mass;
potential anti-aging nutrient. Lutein: A carotenoid; An antioxidant and immune system booster; found in red
peppers and green leafy vegetables; helps prevent macular degeneration. Lycopene: A
carotenoid; immune system booster; protects against age-related diseases as cataracts and macular
Meal Replacement Powders (MRP): Also known as meal replacement meals or meal replacement drinks. Nutrient packed
meal replacers for athletes and weight-loss enthusiasts. MSM: Relatively new health supplement; Helpful in
arthritis care as overseen by rheumatologists. Phosphyatidyl Choline: Immune system enhancer; antioxidant; helps
maintain integrity of cell membranes. Phytonutrients: As its name infers, phytonutrients means "nutrients from a
plant." Phytonutrients are organic compounds found in the skin of vegetables and fruits; they also help make up
their colors, hue, scent, and flavor. Not an essential nutrient like protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, but they
are proven beneficial in working with enzymes and in enhancing immune response.
Resveratrol: A nutrient (or phytoalexin or phytochemical) found in red wine; known to exhibit antioxidant and
anti-inflammatory agent; increases HDL (the good cholesterol); believed to reduce the risk of
heart disease. Royal Jelly: Nutrient rich compound produced by nurse bees; rich in protein,
various vitamins, and minerals. Tribulus Terrestris: A muscle enhancing agent; enhances testosterone
production; believed to enhance libido; also touted by Chinese naturopaths as a liver,
kidney, and cardiovascular health agent.
Turmeric: Used to eliminate indigestion; an antioxidant; anti-carcinogen; some clinical studies show it helps
lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels thus fighting atherosclerosis.
Wild Yam: Used to help alleviate symptoms of female menopause and PMS; also used as
an anti-inflammatory and as well as a digestion aid. Wolf Berries: AKA Goji Berries. See above.