How to buy supplements wisely
The supplement industry is full of doubts and questions, that scared people away from the health solution they want. In this section, we will show you 4 steps to consider when choosing your health supplements.
Read the label and understand ingredients
All health supplements work based on the ingredients in the product. Ingredient list and directions on the label are are mean to provide the most updated information regulated by the government such as Health Canada and FDA. No matter how they marketing the health benefits it provides, it all comes from the ingredients in there.
Understand regulations about health supplement
As a matter of fact, FDA in the US doesn't approve any dietary supplement going into the market. Health supplements in the US are based on self-regulation of manufacturers. On the other side, all supplements sold in Canada need to be registered and approved by Health Canada. The license associated with this product is called Natural Health Product Number (NPN) and it has to be displayed on product label. Important information about this product including ingredients, product owners and health benefits will be registered in the database and published online. For instance, you can search NPN of AstaDaily (80073786) using the link below.
Understand 3rd party Certification
There are lots of certification in supplements such as Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), HALAL, KOSHER, HACCP, ISO9001, non-GMO, vegan, organic, etc. Some of them are used for the ingredient and some of them are applied for the finished product. Some of these verification are considered self-statement and some of them are provided by a third party organization. It is important to check the standards of each authorizing organization to understand what is means for your product.
Choose the brand manages them all
After all, it would be wise to choose a brand that understand every details of the ingredients and manufacturing processes, from the selection, cultivation to production, and that is why we exist.