Monday, May 17, 2021

Marita Moloney - Call for supplements to be regulated after research found 65% of products tested didn't meet claims

 The health and wellness industry is a multi-billion euro operation, but some areas such as supplements are unregulated

Regulation will shoot the price right up, but if you are buying rubbish, not only is it expensive (you're paying a lot for the small amount you do get), it's not doing much anyway. 

There are good brands out there, but the European ones tend to be expensive, although over years a top quality American brand has become very competitive. 

Over 20 years of research, Professor Nolan and his colleagues established that by enriching patients with macular degeneration, it reduces their risk of going blind.

He added: "Knowing that, thereafter, it's really important that we have a quality of supplement that's out there, because if a patient is consuming a supplement that doesn't have the ingredient or the active components, it's not going to have any of the benefits that we've been able to demonstrate through our science or research.

"That's truly not acceptable, so we have a problem in what I would say is an underregulated situation because these nutrients are not viewed as medicines."


1 comment:

lastgreek said...

I am surprised that it is so low (65%) actually.

My only worry with the supplement peddlers is if they put any toxic ingredients. If it's only sugar, wood chips or some other harmless ingredient, as is usually the case, then it's not that big of a deal.

Trivia: Some years ago, for a brief period or until I guess it got to be too embarrassing, one of the main advertisers of CNN's Wolf Blitzer's show was a penile enlargement supplement peddler. As weird as that was, I found it to be apropos for his show :)

PS: Coded messages, murder -- right up my street. It's not a bad way to start the day. -- Inspector Morse, Last Bus to Woodstock.