Supplement Shopping: 5 Things To Keep In Mind

Supplement Shopping: 5 Things To Keep In Mind

Intro

Choosing which supplements to incorporate into your daily routine can be daunting. With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know what to look for and which supplements are best for your body and lifestyle. There are a few key factors to consider when selecting which supplement is right for you. In this article, we’ll cover some of the most important things to look out for when shopping for supplements.

Organic Ingredients or Non-GMO Verified Brands

When selecting supplements, you want to make sure they are organically sourced and don’t contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Organic supplements are derived from natural sources. This ensures that you are getting only high-quality ingredients with no questionable additives or fillers. It also means that the supplement is free from pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, artificial colors, preservatives and other potentially harmful chemicals. Additionally, organic supplementation has been proven to produce higher quality results with fewer side effects than non-organic forms. Plus, organic ingredients are better for the environment!

Fillers

The next thing to watch out for when choosing a supplement is the use of unnecessary fillers. Some manufacturers use fillers as a way of stretching their profits, but these filler ingredients can offer little nutritional value—and may even be detrimental to your health. Make sure that every ingredient in your supplement has a purpose and is helping you reach your goals. 

Take a close look at the supplement label and watch out for these commonly used fillers:

  • MSG - “natural flavors”, a commonly used term
  • Titanium Dioxide - a food coloring agent used to make pills appear white; animal studies have found that it could be a carcinogen and negatively impact gut health and the immune system
  • Ascorbic Acid - a common term used for vitamin C derived from genetically modified corn
  • Mono and Diglycerides - oil and fat emulsifiers (derived from oil processing) that may contain trans fat (linked to coronary heart disease)
  • Maltodextrin - a common ingredient derived from genetically modified corn

Gluten Free

The third thing to evaluate on the label is the presence of gluten. Gluten free supplements should always be a priority if you have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance or sensitivity. But even if not, it’s still worth paying attention to this factor as some people may experience digestive upset after consuming gluten-containing products. If you’re concerned gluten is one of the villains causing hidden inflammation in your body, it’s important that gluten is removed from your level 1 menu completely… including supplements!

Meet/Exceed Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Standards

GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) indicates that a product has been manufactured according to quality standards set by an industry organization like NSF International or United States Pharmacopeia (USP). This indicates that the ingredients have meet rigorous quality and safety standards through extensive testing and are certified contamination-free by independent labs.

Probiotics & Enzymes

You’ll want to make sure that your supplement routine includes Probiotics and Enzymes. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help maintain a healthy digestive system while enzymes break down food into more easily digestible forms. Probiotics also help maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut, reducing the risk of illness and improving overall well-being. When shopping for probiotic supplements, make sure they contain live cultures and are free from added sugars or preservatives.

Enzymes are the naturally occurring proteins in your body that are essential in effectively breaking down and digesting food as well as absorbing nutrients properly. For example, if you’re taking a supplement with high levels of vitamin C but low levels of enzymes and probiotics, then it may not deliver optimal results due to inefficient digestion.

ADPT Blend

Lastly, you’ll want to make sure your supplement routine includes and ADPT Blend. An ADPT (Adaptogenic herbal) blend helps support your body’s natural ability to cope with internal and external stressors. The right blend helps to increase energy levels throughout the day while promoting overall wellness.

All in All

With so many different types of supplements on the market today, it can be difficult to know what to look for and what to look out for when comparing your options. It’s extremely important to make sure the supplements you take are benefitting your health rather than negatively impacting it. 

Betr Recommends

We know you’re busy and might not want to do the research on which supplements meet these 5 criteria. That’s why Betr has done the hard work for you by creating an all-in-one supplement pack that embodies everything we just discussed.

Our Daily Essentials supplements are:

  • Formulated by doctors
  • Gluten-free and made with organic, non-GMO ingredients
  • Never ever contain fillers
  • Processed in facilities that meet or exceed “Good Manufacturing Practice” (GMP) standards
  • Contain probiotics, enzymes, and an ADPT blend for optimal absorption.
  • Plus, they’re formulated with stress support and energy-boosting ingredients like ashwagandha root, kelp, green tea leaf, and more

When combined with Betr’s Level 1 healing protocol, members who take Daily Essentials report reduced cravings, less bloating, more energy, and improved focus!

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