A recent article in The New York Times Well Blog highlighted four cases of fraudulent supplement ingredients. Not only did the products not contain the ingredients they claimed to, some were even polluted with ingredients that weren’t listed at all. The list of offenders accused by the New York State attorney general’s office were some pretty heavy players – Walgreens, Target, Walmart and GNC (the details of the report and the article can be found here).
The fact is, a dietary supplement can be an effective additive to help people achieve a number of positive health perks, but it’s always best to consult your physician to find out which ones they prefer. At the Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas, Dr. Brady will often recommend supplements to patients for various reasons. Here’s where the old phrase, “you get what you pay for” becomes especially significant though. We only recommend brands that are tried and true, tested for the proper ingredients, and with an efficacy profile that speaks for itself. Two of our favorite brands Metagenics and BioTE nutraceuticals.
If you’ve got concerns about the current supplements you’re using, or if you are wondering if there are supplements that could aid in accomplishing your health and wellness goals, we’d be happy to discuss it with you. Many of our patients have found success using supplements we recommend, whether it’s for hormonal balance or other reasons. Dr. Brady can consult with you regarding your specific concerns and objectives and offer guidance to help you get where you’d like to be.