Vitamin Labels

When shopping for vitamins, it can be hard to make the right choice. There are piles of products and a bevy of brands—and is there really a difference? The truth may be a hard pill to swallow.


new study from found forty percent of the best-selling vitamins, did not contain the ingredient amounts stated on their labels. And many of the deficient brands failed to pass two or more quality tests.


This study is shocking, but unfortunately, not uncommon because vitamins, herbs, and supplements are not regulated in the U.S. So, my advice is to only buy from established brands that pass some sort of independent quality test. You can find them at online at ConsumerLab or USP. The labs offer lists of tested products and which ones stand up to scrutiny. Don’t be misled by a label—know what you are paying for.


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