Before you buy a dietary supplement, it's important you know what you're buying! Fly-by-night supplement makers are rushing to create their own products and "cash-in" on any new craze.
The biggest issue is that many do not have enough of the proper ingredients. Many may have diluted formulations. Many may not come from the same sources as the one found effective in the clinical studies.
Hundreds upon hundreds of manufacturers claim that their product is the “number one top product.” It tends to get confusing as to which claims you can believe. You ask yourself if they are for real. The most important question you ask is, “will this work for me?” With so many products to choose from, you need to know if what you’re buying will be effective for your needs and that is the bottom line!
ConsumerWarning is here to help you, the consumer, make sure you are getting the very best and most effective product out there with the help of some pretty intense research. We have created a team here at ConsumerWarning that focuses on the actual data derived from clinical studies and science used to create a product. This ensures that you are looking at the product that will truly be effective for your needs.
ConsumerWarning was created to help you find the good products and steer away from inferior (or even fake) products.
It all starts when a new supplement has been discovered. The discovery is announced to the media and they blast the airwaves with this great news. Any and all companies out there that produce dietary supplements jump on the bandwagon and attempt to make a version of their own. Sometimes, this is done too quickly or in a way to save the manufacturer money.
All too often manufacturers ignore the research due to the high cost of making a high quality product. The end result is a product that doesn’t work very well and may even compromise consumer safety. These things are really important with dietary supplements. The manufacturer gets your hard earned money and possibly puts your body at risk.
Some dietary supplements differ from what is listed on the label. The most important thing is understanding that there may be added ingredients that are not listed on the label. This was talked about recently on a program that looked into supplement facts. They stated, “Sometimes 9 out of 10 samples in the lab have been adulterated.” (This is the importance of 3rd party testing which is not always done).
Hundreds of product manufacturers go online every day to claim their product is the best one. How can you really know if you can trust that? Most important, which product will work for what you need? With all of these products and claims, you need to be sure that you are getting what you pay for and that is the bottom line!
Our team at ConsumerWarning works hard to help you make the right choice in a simplified approach. How can we do that? We have researched thousands of products, their claims and what they have to prove their product works. Here is what we found...
The first question is, “How will you know that you are getting a quality product for your hard earned money?” The only way to know this is by thorough research. The attractive webpage you look at, the overly intrusive and aggressive advertising methods or a celebrity face that seems really excited mean nothing in regards to how effective or safe a product is.
Any time an “exciting” new product is released, copycat companies rush to the finish line to get theirs on the market. They often work very quickly without looking at the standards set by clinical data and put a product out there that simply does not work. You may even experience side-effects, adverse or even drug interactions.
Another thing to watch for is “over-inflated” claims that this is “the best product” with no clinical research to back the claims up. There are so many manufacturers saying this, you may even become confused by it all. It will be hard to know who really is good or who is just trying to get you to spend your money with them. Let’s take a look and the important points to watch out for...
At ConsumerWarning, we feel it our duty to review the best and worst products out there so you can avoid the scams and only buy from the best products available. With the media craze that is currently surrounding the most popular dietary supplements, consumers need to be aware of what's out there, so we give you exclusive coverage of the most popular products being advertised today.
After being featured on TV, product manufacturers from all over the world crawl out of the woodwork to create the latest "version" of the hottest new fad, with wild claims to match. As each one of these new and unheard of companies bursts onto the marketplace with their own "proprietary formulas", it becomes difficult to separate fact from fiction, real authentic products with results from cheap imitations.
With the claims and promises many products make, we decided it was time to research some of these products ourselves to find out which ones were ones were flat-out lying about their ingredients, and which, if any, might actually be worth a try.
As we started researching the most popular products out there, we began to see right away which ones were there to ONLY make a quick buck and offering inferior products.
It's hard to believe, but most companies just slap on a label that says "Pure", often times without even mentioning how much of the main ingredient is in each pill or without actually including the amount they claim. In addition to that, did you know that most of the labels out there are NOT FDA compliant and many products are not made in an FDA registered or cGMP certified lab?
With hundreds of fly-by-night manufacturers trying to make a quick buck, we wanted to make sure you know what to look out for and how to overcome the common concerns regarding how to pick the best products available. We started the research process by making a list of the main concerns we have over buying a good dietary supplement, which are the following:
So, how do you find the legitimate, working products and eliminate the inferior products that would simply waste your money? Well, here are the key factors to look for based on the above concerns that will ensure the product is the real thing.
Consumer's time and money were a major concern when researching dietary supplements as we don't want you to waste either one. We did the research for you on most of the top products available today, so you don't have to.
Our research included studying each product to determine which ones consistently had not only the right ingredients, but also the right proportions. We disqualified the ones with unnecessary, synthetic fillers and those who did not contain the proper dosage or quality ingredients.
We didn't only stop there. We also went out to seek real customers who had actually used the products we tested and go feedback from them as well. We asked them for their testimonials and compared them with our own notes and then gathered this information to give you a list of our top picks on the market today!
A good dietary supplement or extract should contain the proper dosage and purity based on clinical studies and scientific research.
The fact is that, most brands did not pass the above criteria.
Some of the supplements included the right ingredients, yet they did not include the right dose or purity to make them effective. They used much less than what was used in the supporting clinical studies.
While many companies used too small a dose to be effective, other companies filled their supplements with cheap fillers, binders, and other synthetic ingredients. And, almost all of them avoided quality control testing.
Contained within are the brands we hand-picked which we stand by 100%. We are confident that these products may help you achieve your goals.