DON’T PICK BLINDLY
How to buy supplements wisely?
The supplement industry is full of dubious solutions that scared people away. In this section, we will show you 4 steps to consider while choosing your health supplements.
Read the label and understand the ingredients
It is important to know what goes inside. No matter what tall claims they market, their label gives it all away. Check if they have put what they claim.
The ingredient list and directions on the label are meant to provide the most updated information and is regulated by Government bodies such as Health Canada and the FDA.
Understand regulations about health supplement
As a matter of fact, FDA in the U.S doesn't approve any dietary supplements. Health supplements in the U.S are based on self-regulation by the manufacturers.
On the other hand, all supplements sold in Canada need to be registered and approved by Health Canada. For example, the license associated with AstaDaily & related products is called Natural Health Product Number (NPN). It has to be displayed on the product label. Important information about AstaDaily including ingredients, product owners and health benefits is registered in the database and is published online. For instance, you can search the NPN of AstaDaily (80073786) using the link below.
Understand 3rd party Certification
There are lots of certifications applicable to supplements. Some of them are Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), HALAL, KOSHER, HACCP, ISO9001, non-GMO, vegan, organic, etc. Some of them are used for the ingredients and some are applied for the finished product. Some of these verifications are considered self-statement while others are provided by a third-party organization.
If a product label makes any certification claim, check the standards of the authorizing organization to understand what it means and implies.
Choose a brand that manages them all
It would be wise to choose a brand that understands every detail of the ingredient list, the manufacturing, the selection, the cultivation, and the production processes. We do and we maintain full transparency on our labels.