Is There Truth in Supplement Ads Post 1

Thursday, August 4, 2011 5:25
Posted in category Vitamins

All good people should think. How would you address the public about nutritional supplements you are selling that are supposed to help anyone lose unwanted weight while eating everything desired and exercising none? Would (you) the seller of this product disclose any negative information about this product to the public?

Well, think about it. Most people are aware that when nutritional supplements are advertised the negative aspects are not included. However, people who really want to lose unwanted weight tend to take the advertisement as true to heart. As a whole, most of us are positive and truly believe these supplements will help. We try them and they sometimes work, but we find ourselves gaining the weight back.

Oh, we think about it and decide it must be us because it worked great for others. After a short time of thought, we begin to forget and accept that we will always be overweight or we continue to try new products. (Well, at least we think we are overweight. Some of us feel that the five pounds that we have gained is severely obese.)

We see commercials that state, “Try it. It really works.” Then the statements are followed by numerous success stories. We then buy the product. We sometimes scan the ingredients out of curiosity. We see the long words and really believe they are the miracle drug.

Why not believe? Others have put hard work into the product. It has been tested and proven to work according to the commercials and the success stories. We truly trust the ingredients are as stated on the bottle and they have been tested and proven to work with no health risk. We also trust that the product is good for all.

However, have we really thought about it? Have we researched both sides of the story? Have we looked at true research on the supplement? Have we only relied on the seller’s opinion of the product? Have we thought about side effects? Remember the saying that states, “If it is too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true.”

The first contemplated thought should be of where our information about the drug has come from. Is the information only positive? Are there any negatives about the product out there somewhere? All products and new procedures should be carefully evaluated so that we can make informed choices.

True research should be studied. The ingredients should be researched for possible side effects, as well as, the idea behind the product. How does the product work? If the product is a nutritional supplement, information can be found in nutritional journals. Some good examples are the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition among others. Remember that not all articles in magazines are the opinion of all professionals.

When viewing commercials remember they are actors. Remember you may receive different opinions depending on whom you talk to. Depending on the professional, the product will be viewed differently. Most in the profession of nutrition do not believe supplements are necessary, but only on few occasions.

The nutrition professional believes, and with good research to back them, that dietary intake can control weight. This could be either gaining or losing pounds. The careful manipulation of the diet can prevent diseases, as well as control them. Since obesity is linked to diseases of the heart and a result of an unhealthy lifestyle, the professionals of nutrition believe in losing weight, but not at additional risk to the body.

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