Most people know that adequate calcium intake is essential for healthy bone formation. Since calcium is the primary mineral found in bones, it has been added to many foods in order to ensure our population does not have a deficiency. For decades marketing campaigns by dairy farmers and family doctors have been advocating high levels of calcium in order to build bones and prevent osteoporosis. In 2011, the benefits of calcium were called into question when a research study found that calcium supplementation was linked to a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes (1). This news sent shock-waves through
With so many supplements available, knowing what to choose can be confusing. From choosing the ingredients based on safety and efficacy, to developing the best delivery systems, and limiting or choosing the most appropriate non-medicinal ingredients there is a lot that goes into making a supplement. In the past we have discussed the thought process we use when developing new formulas. We have also debunked common myths surrounding non-medicinal ingredients here, here and here. But what should you actually be looking for on the label?
In a recent poll, 94% of our Twitter followers responded that they always read ingredient lists before purchasing their supplements. Clearly, what goes into supplements counts! We created a quick guide to understanding the anatomy of a supplement label. Check it out below:
We created a quick guide to understanding the anatomy of a supplement label.