You are trying to do the very best for yourself – get healthy, maybe lose some weight – so you expect the supplements you are taking to be good for you, right? Well, what if you found out that what was written on the outside of the bottle wasn’t what was IN the bottle? You’d probably ask yourself – “just what did I take then?” A recent study* from Canadian researchers has found some astounding things! And as I’m sure you can guess; it wasn’t good. In a sample of 44 popular herbal supplements (from 12 different companies!), scientists found:
- More than HALF were what not they claimed to be
- About one-third of the samples did not contain the MAIN ingredient on the label – at all!
- 60% had incorrect labels
- There were product substitutions in one-third of the samples
- About 20% were contaminated (a different study found 33% of herbal teas to be contaminated)
Scarier still is this question: What are they putting in the bottle if it isn’t what the label says? The answer is more bad news. In some cases, the replacement could be toxic or have severe side effects. For example, instead of St. John’s wort, a supplement used senna – which is known to be a natural laxative with more severe side effects with continued use. Some supplements were found to contain feverfew, a common weed that can cause nausea, diarrhea, and stomach pain. For those with allergies, what isn’t listed on the label could be dangerous. Have a nut allergy? Some had black walnut, is a problem for people with nut allergies. Others used wheat as a filler, which is a problem for people with gluten-sensitivity and celiac disease. Consider This: The World Health Organization (WHO) considers “adulteration” of herbal supplements to be a major concern for consumer safety, but little is being done to ensure the safety of people buying the products! Clearly, many companies are sacrificing customer safety-or even sacrificing customer lives-- for profit. At OPURITY® Vitamins we take a different approach. We value and honor your trust! We select the best ingredients from the best sources for our products. We also choose to be CHINA-FREE® to deliver the best, safest and most honest vitamin supplements you can buy. OPURITY Vitamins are the ONLY complete Multivitamins that are CHINA-FREE®. In every product we make, our first rule is – Trust is the First Ingredient®. Why take something risky?