The Great Health Supplements Con: How Firms Like Seven Seas And Vitabiotics Exaggerate Benefits Of Pills Used By Millions Says Which?

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How a bad football team makes you FAT: Supporting the losing team causes fans to binge on fatty, sugar-laden food following a defeat The industry has submitted 44,000 commonly used claims for supplements and food products for approval by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) over the past five years, yet only 248 have been successful. A third of consumers regularly take food supplements of which glucosamine and chondroitin, often found in products claiming to support joints, are among the most popular. However, these claims have been formally rejected by the EU. Concerns: The makers of big brand health supplements were yesterday accused of exaggerated and misleading claims for their benefits to heart health, joints and digestion. This picture is posed by a model Claims for prebiotics and probiotics, which have been advertised as supporting healthy digestion and immune systems, have also been rejected by the EU. Manufacturers responded angrily to the Which?
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In supplements, chondroitin is usually derived from bovine trachea or pork by-products.7,9-11 The typical dose of chondroitin is 1200 mg once daily or in divided doses.7 Many clinical studies have concluded that this supplement needs to be taken for 2 to 4 months before patients experience any health benefits.7,10 If no relief is observed after 3 to 5 months, many health experts advise discontinuation of therapy.7 Common adverse effects include nausea and mild gastrointestinal upset.7 Chondroitin should be taken with food if upset stomach occurs. Chondroitin use should be avoided in pregnant or lactating women due to lack of clinical safety data in these patient populations.7 Patients should be advised to consult their primary health care provider before taking chondroitin because it may interact with anticoagulants.7,10 Chondroitin is not recommended for use in children. Recommendations The Arthritis Foundation recommends that individuals with knee OA discuss the use of glucosamine and chondroitin with their physicians to ascertain whether these supplements would be appropriate and beneficial to their treatment plan.12 In addition, the American College of Rheumatology 2012 guidelines for hand and knee OA do not recommend the use of these supplements for initial management in individuals with knee OA. The current guidelines can be found at .13 New joint health supplements include Osteo Bi-Flex Triple Strength (Rexall Sundown, Inc; which contains chondroitin, MSM, and 5-LOXIN Advanced) and Osteo Bi-Flex Joint and Energy (Rexall Sundown, Inc; which contains 5-LOXIN and B vitamins). 5-LOXIN is concentrated extract of Boswellia serrata, which is used to manage joint flareups.13 Other new supplements include Flex A Min Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Triple Strength (United States Nutrition, Inc) and Schiffs Move Free Ultra Omega (RB, LLC). During counseling, patients should be advised of nonpharmacologic measures that may help promote healthy joints, such as losing weight (if needed; excess weight can put stress on the knees), staying active, and maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.
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“Garcinia Cambogia has been touted as “the newest fastest fat buster” and is a great supplement for our customers looking for help to meet their weight loss goals,” said Mike Alderfer, CEO and President of Sorvita Health Products. “As we head into the holiday season, many of our customers are wanting to avoid seasonal weight gain. We wanted to give those who might be looking for help with their weight management goals, an extra incentive to try our product.” On his popular television program, Dr. Oz discussed the Garcinia Cambogia Extract’s ability to shut down the liver enzyme that is responsible for converting carbs into fat cells.
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The Wellness Profile is a rapid, non-invasive urine test that gauges levels of oxidative stress, inflammation and antioxidant capacity to arrive at a unique assessment of an individual’s health and metabolic status. The test measures ‘wellness’ as opposed to diagnosing illness or impairment, and is designed to help shape and monitor the positive metabolic effects of a healthier lifestyle.WellMetris intends to market the test across a range of channels and applications, initially as a pre-clinical screening tool used by wellness consultants to determine health status for asymptomatic populations. Company principals are also targeting the health and fitness market, where knowledgeable and motivated individuals seek to improve their personal performance and well-being, hence the jointly-managed pilot programs at Powerhouse Gym and Powerhouse FX locations. “We’re looking forward to working with WellMetris to fine-tune a great product concept. As we roll out our FX functional training program across the country, our members may be interested in assessing their progress in more depth and detail,” states Powerhouse Gym CEO Henry Dabish. “The Wellness Profile creates a new level of awareness about their fitness level and how their bodies respond to the demands of a rigorous cross-training regimen.” The initial pilot program is designed to test participants before and after a workout, with and without dietary supplementation, and will be sampled across a broad range of fitness levels and age groups.
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