How Safe and Effective are Your Vitamins?
Earlier this month, the New York State attorney general’s office issued cease and desist letters to four major retailers after it was discovered they were selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements to unsuspecting customers. The retailers, which included GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, were ordered to remove the products from their shelves.
According to this article on the New York Times blog, “Among the attorney general’s findings was a popular store brand of ginseng pills at Walgreens, promoted for “physical endurance and vitality,” that contained only powdered garlic and rice. At Walmart, the authorities found that its ginkgo biloba, a Chinese plant promoted as a memory enhancer, contained little more than powdered radish, houseplants and wheat — despite a claim on the label that the product was wheat- and gluten-free.”
It hardly seems possible that these major retail chains could be selling products that are so grossly mislabeled and misleading! Yet, despite illegality of these practices, this kind of supplement fraud is all too common in retail outlets.
How to Avoid Supplement Fraud and Ensure Quality Products
In essence, purchase your family’s vitamins and supplements with a health professional. Read trusted testimonials to learn about the success others have had with the same or similar products. And if you have questions, be sure there is someone available to answer them before purchasing your products.
At Long Natural Health, we have built our reputation on providing the highest quality vitamins and supplements to our clients. For example, Premier Research Labs product ingredients are purchased solely for quality in terms of purity, potency and premier resonance capacity. They are sourced only from the finest qualified suppliers all over the world including Europe, South America, India, China, Japan, Malaysia and many other countries. Because of Premier’s rigorous testing, they reject the vast majority of suppliers due to their routine use of pesticides and radiation.
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In addition, as you shop for high-quality supplements, it is important to consider whether the supplements are synthetic, or have been made from real, whole-food sources. Our website concentrates on whole food and herbal supplements.
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