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.
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!
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...
1. Watch out for False Claims and Facts That Are Not Supported by Evidence. Use caution when you see a product that claims to be “the best product on the market” without supporting evidence that these claims are true. Also be alert that celebrity endorsements may be fake.
2. Try not to fall prey to “Free Trial Offers.” In order to try a product for free, you need to give the company your credit card information. You may have trouble cancelling if you are not happy with the product and it may be more expensive that it was worth.
3. Avoid “auto-ship” or Automatic Billing Programs. Some companies automatically ship you the product every month and charge your credit card whether you want the product or not. Often, this takes place after you sign up for the “free trial.” It is better to know if the product is worth the money you will be paying for it.
4. Avoid Overdosing or Taking Too Much. Watch out for the concentration amounts in a supplement. There are companies that will attempt to make their supplement too concentrated and this can cause health problems.
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:
- It's not going to work.
The truth is that MOST of the products available simply don't work. This is for several reasons, the most important being that the the do not contain the right ingredients in the right proportions.
- It's going to be TOO expensive.
As we conducted our research, we found that a lot of companies sell dietary supplements for $100 or more, per bottle! Most consumers do not want to spend that kind of money on something that may not even work for them.
- Is this company just exploiting another fad.
How can you tell when a company is just trying to cash in on the latest diet trend? What separates a trusted, high quality brand from all the other products out there that crowd the marketplace?
Well, here are the key factors to look for based on the above concerns that will ensure the product is the real thing.
1. Third Party Testing:
In order to verify the quality of each company’s products, make sure the product is third party tested. Third part testing is really expensive for manufacturers, since it can actually disqualify entire shipments of pills. But when companies don’t have independent quality control, there is no guarantee that their products are what they claim to be.
2. Third Party Monitoring:
Different than Third Party Testing, Independent monitoring companies often times accurately track each company's reputation and customer satisfaction. One of the most important qualities for a supplement manufacturer is their reputation. After all, a bad reputation can only signal issues with the product and/or company selling the product.
3. Risk Free Money Back Guarantee:
Go with a company that guarantees their product and offers your money back if you aren't satisfied. If a company believes in their product, they will offer a full money back guarantee if it doesn't work for you.
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.