Supplements & Safety: What You Need To Know
Raise your hand if you take a nutritional supplement as part of your daily routine. If your hand is up, then you’re part of the 77% of Americans who take dietary supplements. While that number may seem high, it makes sense when you think about what is included in the average American diet.
We have to admit that the most common lifestyle eating habits among Americans are not the healthiest. With quick and convenient processed foods continuing to grow in popularity, it’s no secret that many of us are likely missing out on many nutrients that are vital to our health and wellbeing. But lucky for us, there are a variety of supplements readily available to give us a nutritional boost…right?
Well, yes and no. On one hand, it is great that there are nutritional supplements available to help us all boost our nutrient intake. However, not all of these supplements are created equal, and not all of them are safe and effective. While any company can claim that its products are of the highest quality and safe to consume, it’s not enough to make claims. After all, anyone can make a claim, and many products on the market today contain ingredients that may do more harm than good such as fillers, artificial ingredients, or even ingredients that aren’t listed on the label.
So how do you know if a supplement is safe and helpful? How can you separate the exceptional from the average? We’ve got 3 questions you can ask that will help you out.
1. What Is It Made From?
Supplements are a billion-dollar industry, which means there are thousands of options to choose from. When narrowing down your options, one of the easiest things to do is look at the list of ingredients. Are these ingredients derived from natural foods or synthetically created? Supplements that have long lists of ingredients that include items you’ve never heard of are more likely to include synthetic nutrients and filler ingredients that your body wasn’t designed to utilize. Look for a supplement that has a short list of food-based ingredients. It’s these ones that are often the safest and most effective.
2. Is It Supported By Science?
Do the claims the company is making sound too good to be true? If so, they probably are. Take the time to do your own research to find out if the supplement, and ingredients it contains, are supported by scientific research. Credible supplements that are made with your safety in mind will only use ingredients and make claims that are backed by research.
3. Is It Third-Party Certified?
One of the best ways to tell the good from the bad is to look for key accreditations. Supplements that are made with your safety in mind will be certified safe by well-known third parties. One of the most important accreditations to look for is registration by NSF International to the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). This lets you know that the company complies with the NSF’s standards and procedures. Since maintaining this registration requires passing 1-2 unannounced inspections a year, this is one of the best indicators that the supplement is being created with your safety in mind.
New Earth Puts Safety First
Here at New Earth, your safety is something we take very seriously. All our supplements contain only the natural, raw ingredients that are on the label. From material sourcing to product bottling, our quality control and assurance team continuously monitors the manufacturing process to ensure the final product is as safe and high-quality as possible.
Our products and processes are also certified by a number of reputable third parties. Most notably, our manufacturing facilities are registered GMP and GMP for SportTM by NSF International, which is the gold standard in the food industry. Furthermore, we’ve taken the time to make our products Certified Kosher, Certified Halal, and USDA Certified Organic. When you purchase our whole food supplements, you can rest assured that you are getting a high-quality, safe product that contains exactly what is on the label.
Your health and wellness are our number one priority. That’s why, here at New Earth, the only acceptable standard is absolute excellence. See it for yourself. Put our products to the test risk-free with our 90-day money-back guarantee.
At New Earth we are on a mission to positively impact the health of every body and soul we come in contact with. We specialize in producing third-party certified, organic whole food supplements including a variety of probiotics, and digestive support. Our supplements feature a rare, yet highly nutritious superfood, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). Also known as organic Wild Microalgae®, AFA is a unique type of microalgae that is available in many forms including tablets, capsules, and powders all designed to help you on your journey to holistic wellness. The best part? We offer a 90-day money-back risk-free guarantee on all of our products. Visit our website to learn more.