If you strive for optimal health, consider adding a whole food supplement to your daily regimen. However, you must be a savvy shopper to make sure you select a supplement that lives up to its claims. . .many are a waste of money! Things to look for:
1. Independent research – This means the company selling the product did not conduct the research.
2. Double blind, placebo controlled studies – This means neither the “patient” nor the doctor knew if they were taking the supplement or a sugar pill. Provides more reliable results.
3. Research that shows results – If the product claims to raise antioxidant levels and reduce high blood pressure then research studies need to back this up.
4. Publication in peer reviewed journals, such as The Journal of the American College of Cardiology or the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD