So, one wants to save a few bucks! BE AWARE, buying cheap vitamin supplements just to save money will do one more harm than good, especially when it comes to skin, hair, nail, and overall health!

Of course, the best possible nourishment one can get, comes from the foods we eat. If one can afford to purchase the organic food necessary to have a balanced, unprocessed diet, full of high-quality raw and fresh organic foods, then one is certainly lucky! But, realistically, many of us might be able to purchase some organic food to help maintain a balanced diet, but have to rely on vitamin supplements to cover what our diet is missing. Despite, having nutritional meals, one still must purchase quality vitamins and not the cheap kind.
On the other hand, there are those individuals who think they can get by consuming a poor diet, one relying on processed meat and canned goods, and then try to justify it by taking high-quality vitamin supplements. Sorry, folks, it doesn’t work that way! If one does this, one is messing around with a ticking, time bomb leading to the ruin of one’s health!

Now, if one is conscious of what one eats and wonders about supplementing one’s diet with vitamins and minerals, then one should take the time to invest in carefully analyzing each formula’s ingredients. One can still compare prices when it comes to purchasing these supplements when it comes to purchasing a quality brand, one that does not contain “questionable” inferior, synthetic ingredients.

When it comes to selecting a quality vitamin supplement look for the word, “natural,” because if one consumes synthetic supplements, one’s body will only absorb a small percentage, after all this is not a whole food form.
Dr. Mercola, whom I greatly respect, recommends that one should not sell oneself short and try to refrain from purchasing vitamin supplements from many retail outlets, since they’re not interested in one’s health, but for the money. The supplements they sell are not their specialty. After all, one wouldn’t go to one’s local burger joint for a prime rib? Use that attitude when it comes to purchasing health products.

According to Dr. Mercola, one should consider the following items when choosing a supplement:

*If the ingredients are all natural, it would be listed on the label.
*If the product went through quality control, it would be mentioned on the label.
*If there were no additives or major potential allergens in the product, they would definitely mention it.

Besides, a company using ingredients that are not only synthetic, but there is a likelihood they may not have been thoroughly tested for purity and potency confirmation. Now, if a company has produced a supplement that ISO or NSF certified, one should find out!

ISO is an acronym for, “International Standards Organization,” while NSF stands for, “National Sanitation Foundation.” One might ask why do we need ISO standards for food, as well as NSF, for sanitation. Well, the second is obvious. We don’t want to consume something that is not clean and pure. As for a product being certified as meeting the requirements for ISO, our world population is growing rapidly to meet our rising demand for food and many food products repeatedly cross-national boundaries to meet our rising demand for food. International Standards help to address this challenge through best practices in food production methods and testing.

So, in choosing a quality vitamin supplement, consider calling, writing, or visiting, or whatever to find out whether the product is made at an ISO or NSF certified facility.

Author's Bio: 

Author of, “My Curly Hair Self: Living with a Visual Processing Disorder.”

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Asian Martial Arts from Radford University
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