Sure we can usually achieve the RDA from food but the definition of the RDA is "something meets satisfactory levels". I think that we can all agree settling for satisfactory just ins't good enough.
So now you want to take a supplement? Can you just pick anything off the self?
When supplements are manufactured with that sort of "regulations" it falls into the food grade category.
Food grade means that a supplement just needs to meet about 60% of what it claims, it can have fillers, byproduct, other chemicals and toxins in the product. Or your sick cousin can make them without washing his hands after blowing his nose.
Unfortunately virtually every vitamin and mineral supplement at your grocery store, pharmacy, and supplement store at the mall falls into this category.
I mentioned yesterday that I choose to use USANA Health Sciences to source my supplements to provide to my clients.
Let's go through a few of the reasons USANA is the top rated supplement company in the world.
1. All their supplements are pharmaceutical grade.
If the label says 1000mg of vitamin C, it absolutely has to have 1000mg of vitamin C. Only a handful of supplement companies in the world meet pharmaceutical grade standards.
2. Only company that manufactures their own supplements.
Since USANA manufactures every single supplement they produce in a amazing facility that meets the Good Manufacturing Practices and is certified by the NSF (again all voluntary), they can control and inspect every single "thing" that comes in and goes out of the facility and inspect they do.
USANA inspects every single vitamin and mineral that goes into their products. Not 1 in 1000, not 1 in 100, every single one! If it doesn't meet their standards for potency and purity it doesn't go into the supplement.
3. Voluntarily participate in the FDA.
They are so confident in the quality of their supplements that they voluntarily participate in the FDA because they are 100% transparent in their products. No cutting corners for them!
The FDA can walk through the door at any time and request to see or inspect something and USANA must oblige.
In fact, you can go to the facility at any time and request a tour. Just be prepared to get suited up like an astronaut!
4. Products achieve optimal levels of micronutrients and not just the RDA.
USANA has an entire team of scientists dedicated to researching the levels of micronutrients needed to achieve optimal health. When they feel that they high enough levels of a particular vitamin or mineral, that is the level they manufacture their supplements at.
5. Have the largest number of professional and Olympic athletes using the supplements compared to any other company in the world.
Because of all the things we just talked about. Olympic athletes can't even take some cough medicine due to risking testing positive for banned substances.
However, these athletes trust USANA. Here is a cool stat...if USANA was a country they would have gotten second at the Sochi Olympic winter games!
This is how confident USANA is with the purity and potency of their supplements. They offer any professional and Olympic athlete a $1,000,000 guarantee. If any athlete were to test positive for a banned substance while taking USANA they will write them a cheque up to $1,000,000! Guess what...hasn't happened in 22 years!
If it sounds like I am on a rant it might be because I am:)
I whole heartedly believe in the benefits of taking USANA supplements. I have seen benefits in supporting my health, my families health, and my clients health.
I am not writing this post to convince you to order a health pack through me so that I can go buy my Escalade to drive down to street, I am writing this to make you aware of the differences in supplements on the market.
Most people tend to grab the best bang for their buck. Well this is an instance where you probably shouldn't do that.
Your health is the absolute most important thing that you and your family has. You should treat it with respect, honor it, and strive to improve it every single day.
Hey, maybe you have to give up an extra meal out, a manicure, or those new shoes you have been wanting in order to purchase a high quality supplement like USANA. But what should be a higher priority in your life?
Taking a supplement is the single easiest, and most affordable (even if it doesn't seem like it), thing that you can do to improve your health. Just make sure it is a good one!
If have any other questions or would like to talk in your detail about supplements or your particular needs, please do not hesitate to contact me!
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