Beware: 6 Reasons to Not Choose the Cheap Vitamin
Many consumers find themselves considering a new supplement and counting out the cost per vitamin. Now, while we understand that money is an important factor, it is important to be aware of the risks involved with consuming the cheap vitamin.
In the article below, we explain the six disadvantages of going with the vitamins that have the “best” price. Because when it comes to vitamins and supplements, the price should not matter. The label is what is the most important thing when choosing the better vitamin.
6 Disadvantages of Cheap Vitamins
1. Lack of Third-Party Validation.
The “US Pharmacopeia Verified” mark, ConsumerLab Seal of Approval, or an NSF certificate are good signs that they are getting what they paid for. Without those third-party accreditation labels, it is unknown whether what you are buying is actually what is in the bottle.
2. May Contain Dangerous Additives.
Some of the very same artery clogging hydrogenated fats and oils that you are trying to avoid in your food, may turn up in vitamin as cheap fillers. For example, we recently found a cheap vitamin that contained magnesium silicate (a.k.a talc). This substance is similar to asbestos in composition filler and is flat-out dangerous for your stomach and lungs if you inhale or swallow it.
3. Use of Cheap Dyes or Colorant
To offset the color-losses from exposure to light, air, temperature extremes, moisture, and other conditions manufacturers will add dyes and colorants to the vitamins. All colorants are artificial, and when not regulated properly, can be dangerous. The American College of Healthcare Sciences, urges consumers to don’t take risky dyes such as FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Blue No. 2, FD&C Green No. 3, FD&C Red No. 3, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Yellow No. 5, and FD&C Yellow No. 6.
4. Makers are outside of the United States.
Since the makers of these vitamins are outside of the United States, they don’t have to adhere to government or FDA rules on purity. Which means you can’t be sure the bottles contain what you think they do. Just like purchasing prescription drugs over the Internet from foreign countries is risky business, purchasing cheap vitamins made outside of the U.S. can be risky, too.
5. Expiration Date.
Most cheap vitamins have a much faster expiration date. Part due to the cheap coloring and dyes being used to make their vitamins look more appealing to the consumer, these ingredients tend to expire. Thus, even though you are getting the cheaper supplement you will not have time to finish the vitamins to equate.
What Makes Some Vitamins Better Than Others
With all of that said, even some expensive vitamins that do adhere to all of these concerns, still fail to avoid many other additives and preservatives. Also, there is one thing that is not being addressed: do you really need to swallow the vitamin to get its benefits?
Find yourself the vitamins that have;
- High-quality active ingredients
- Enough IUs to sustain your personal vitamin deficiency
- The right absorption method for your body
- Minimal or no “Other Ingredients” that can harm you
Learn More About Frunutta Vitamins
Frunutta prides itself in being a market leader in purity and absorption. Our revolutionary MicroQuick Absorb technology has made it possible to control which ingredients we put into our tablets, leaving out the dangerous “other ingredients.” Therefore, Frunutta provides you with the vitamin you need without anything extra.
When you compare our label to another, you will easily see which is superior!
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