Separating fact from fiction has become a necessity in today’s hyped up marketing world we live in, claims of magical products, natural vitamins and products that have the greatest benefits yet discovered should in fact sound a warning bell or two. And although we have become increasingly health conscious over time, we need to establish the validity of the claims made by the manufacturers of these products, and ensure that we really are contributing to our overall health and wellness by using this vitamins and minerals. This process of validation should start with ourselves, in terms of establishing whether or not we can or will in fact benefit from the use of these vitamins and related products.
A search across the internet or even in the local library provides great resources in so far as function and related benefits of vitamins and minerals are concerned, but an understanding of our current health should be taken into account too. Especially when considering the use of these products and looking to improve our health and wellness in general. There are also some specific product and marketing claims that can warn you against the validity of the health and wellness vitamins or products, and often times when something makes the claims that may seem too good to be true, the answer is that it probably is.
The very fact that many regulatory bodies, such as the FDA in the United States do not require certain supplements to be tested in terms of safety is another issue that is well worth mentioning, and a warning signal that we should pay attention to the claims and the very product itself. This becomes specifically relevant when these health and wellness products are labeled as natural, implying that they are safe to use. This is obviously not to say that all products fall into this category, and is rather meant as a warning to perhaps consider and investigate a product a little more in depth before rushing in and buying up a year’s supply for yourself and your family.
The main point here is that we need to take responsibility for our health and know exactly what position we currently find ourselves, in terms of whether or not we have deficiencies in specific vitamins and / or minerals. This can be done by charting your health and establishing your exact need for additional supplementation, and selecting health and wellness products that have been proven to work and help in addressing any of these nutritional, vitamin, or mineral shortfalls or deficiencies.