Which supplements work?
Four Corners – Complementary Medicine
You may have seen the Four Corners program on Complementary Medicine. As always complimentary medicine didn’t do too well. With the comment. just creating expensive urine, once again being thrown around in regards to supplements.
So what next?
How are we going to arm consumers to make the right choices? How are we going to clean up the products available?
Consult a professional
Like anything I believe you pay for what you get. Ditch the Google Dr and speak to someone who is trained in Complementary Medicine and studied Nutrition, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine and understands anatomy and physiology. Each product I choose to use is because of the scientific research and my own clinical experience, which has been shown to improve the health, naturopaths are trained to employ safe and effective natural therapies that are the least invasive and most efficient.
It comes down to good products, marketed correctly.
Correct labelling of products. Also better quality products, a number of times I have seen supplements that don’t have enough of the active ingredient, or it’s in a poorly absorbable form, or even worse they have used the inactive part of a herb – all too commonly! Then people feel complementary medicine doesn’t work!!! It does work! but that poor quality supplement didn’t. It’s actually disheartening and I look forward to the day that the industry has better regulations.