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Find Safe Supplements at Renew Man™

February 18th, 2015

Discover 3 important reasons why you should consult Renew Man™ before you purchase your supplements.

Recently, four major retailers pulled certain supplements from their shelves after the New York state attorney general threated them with a lawsuit for selling fraudulent products. The lawsuit was based on DNA testing, which had revealed that these products did not contain the plant materials promised on the labels. While some experts point out that DNA testing is not an appropriate methodology for identifying all types of concentrated herbal extracts, nonetheless the controversy has raised some important points about the safety and integrity of supplements in general.

Many people are now rethinking their reliance on herbal and botanical supplements to support their health. However, before you give up on supplements for good, it is important to understand that there is a right and a wrong way to supplement. While supplementing using your own selection of over-the-counter products can be ineffective or even dangerous, taking quality supplements as part of a specific nutritional plan can indeed offer important benefits.

Here are 3 important reasons to turn to the experts at Renew Man™ next time you are thinking about purchasing supplements.

    1. Not All Supplements Are Created Equal

Because the FDA does not evaluate supplements the way it evaluates medicines, manufacturers are essentially on the honor system when it comes to the safety and effectiveness of their products. Of course they will all promise quality, but as the recent controversy has shown, not all brands live up to this promise. According to a 2013 study published in the journal BMC Medicine, only 2 of the 12 brands researchers tested had unadulterated products. Most of the other products contained useless fillers like rice or weeds, but a few contained unlabeled but potentially harmful ingredients. For example, one Ginkgo biloba supplement was found to contain black walnut, which would pose a significant danger to an individual with a nut allergy.

In order to make sure you are purchasing a supplement that actually contains the helpful ingredients you need without harmful fillers or additives, it is essential to buy from a trusted source like Renew Man™. Every label on the supplements we sell has been verified by a third party lab to ensure that the product contains exactly what’s on the label and to ensure that it meets our product specifications.

    1. You Need Tailored Dosages

Another reason not to go to your local big box store and pick out your own supplements is that this will not guarantee that you are getting the right dose of the supplemented ingredient, whether that is a botanical compound, a vitamin, or a mineral. Instead, you might be getting too little of a nutrient to be effective, or an excessive amount that can start to interfere with other processes in the body. For example, because calcium competes with magnesium absorption, individuals taking a high calcium supplement may end up with a magnesium deficiency.

You may not realize this on your own, but if you are supplementing with guidance from Renew Man™, you can rest assured that we’ll recommend the right dosages for your needs and foresee and prevent issues such as the one discussed above.

    1. There May Be a More Effective Way to Treat Your Symptoms.

Many people supplement in an attempt to improve mood, and physique, but fall short of their goals because they are not addressing the root cause of the problem.  For example, maybe you are thinking of taking St John’s wort to help with depression. If this symptom is actually related to age-related hormonal decline, you could see a better result—plus many other benefits to your health and well-being—by balancing your hormones rather than relying on supplements alone.

At Renew Man™, we always look at the big picture to find the right solutions that will make our clients feel their best. You can rely on us to provide safe and effective treatment options whether you choose hormone therapy or supplements or both.

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