Every year, thousands of new dietary supplements and functional foods enter the worldwide marketplace. Limited regulation and easy access to manufacturing allows almost anyone to create dietary supplements and nutritional products. All companies in the supplement industry are trusted to police the safety, efficacy, and quality of all of their products.
Unfortunately, industry reports consistently suggest that an alarming number of products manufactured as dietary supplements have serious problems with quality, safety, and efficacy. The most common offenses are low-quality products, inaccuracies between labels and ingredients, window dressing & nutrient filling, ineffective dosages, and poor research backing the product. Some of the more severe breaches are products containing contaminants, pesticides, and banned substances.
So how can you be certain that the dietary supplement or functional food you are taking is safe and effective?
Choose products that are third-party tested and contain the gold standard for quality and safety, NSF Certified For Sport.