QUALITY VS QUANTITY
Do you take Magnesium? Check your vitamin bottle’s label. Most likely you will see some form of Magnesium on there. Magnesium is a crucial mineral responsible for maintaining your energy level, helping you relax, and sustaining the health of your heart and blood vessels.
Now, look at the type of magnesium in your supplement. Is it Magnesium Oxide, carbonate, sulfate, or gluconate? If so, you are one of the unfortunate ones being deceived by large supplement companies out there to make money. Your body only absorbs 2-10% of these types of magnesium. Magnesium citrates, glycinates and trinates are much more reliable in terms of absorption. However, these types come with a much larger price tag for supplement companies. If you look at the quantity of magnesium alone, you will definitely make the wrong decision when it comes to magnesium supplements. Both PowerUp and PowerDown include magnesium in the form of magnesium citrate to ensure the maximum amount is absorbed by the body.
The business world is vicious, and companies want to protect their formulas. However, it is also another way to trick YOU, the consumer. Did you know a lot of “proprietary blends” include rice flour, fillers, or 90% of ingredients that don’t matter? That’s not fair. People see these blends and might actually see some ingredients in there that they ultimately want, but don’t realize that it might only be a very small quantity and not the amount they need. The unfortunate fact is manufacturers are making it for their mark-up and profit margins.
How proprietary blends work: The FDA requires companies to list the ingredients in a proprietary blend from the highest to lowest amounts used. Therefore, companies do not have to disclose specific amounts of each ingredient to the consumer. As a result, you may ultimately be taking less of what you actually need or want from each supplement.
We believe in being fully transparent and showing every compound in our products. You should know exactly what is in your supplement, how much of it there is, what it does, how much you should or should not have and that not everything is for everyone. Check out our labels, guarantee you won’t see a proprietary blend on it.
KEY POINTS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING SUPPLEMENTS
DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Always know what you need and what you want as commissioned sales reps or stores may push products that aren’t the best for you.
UNDERSTAND THE INDUSTRY
The supplement industry is extremely over-priced. Spend more time on the ingredients and less time on the “claims” made on the label.
KNOW QUALITY VS QUANTITY
While you may think more is better, it’s not always the case in terms of what your body is actually absorbing.
BE CAUTIOUS OF PROPRIETARY BLENDS
Dangerous fillers like sugar can be included along with non-necessary fillers like rice flour. Also, be aware of deceptive tactics linked with ingredient amounts and types.