Naturopathic Supplements – Which are Safe?
Most people when they decide to take various types of supplements, herbs or superfoods assume that they are all safe. As with everything in life, some are better for you than others and becoming educated about which ones are best is going to help you improve your health.
The US Dietary Supplement Current Good Manufacturing Practices states supplements manufactured in the USA cannot be contaminated with heavy metals. There are several US based companies that produce naturopathic supplements that screen against chemicals, are pure organic and are GMO free.
One such solely American based naturopathic firm called Shaklee does extensive screening in their US bases research and development center. Shaklee Corporation is an American manufacturer and distributor of natural nutrition supplements, weight-management products, beauty products, and household products. The company is based in Pleasanton, California with global operations in Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
They screen all new botanicals for 350 contaminants, for 250+ pesticides, and conduct over 100,000 quality product tests yearly for potency, safety and purity. They have over 125 medical/nutritional publications. Their staff – MDs and scientific PhDs – are naturopathic specialists. With this type of testing, this company offers a series of naturopathic products that are healthy and safe for everyone, from children to the elderly. Shaklee has also partnered with NASA to develop products that help astronauts be as healthy as possible. There are even Olympic athletes who claim use of Shaklee products helped them win medals.
It is important to know what is safe and going to help you live healthier. Some products are obviously better than others, and that goes for supplements as well. So, make sure you always read the labels first, before taking them.