Did your doctor suggest to take nutrient supplements? Confused about choosing a nutrient supplement? Unable to evaluate things to check before buying a supplement?
No problem. In this article, we will discuss points to help you in getting a better supplement for you. Make sure bear in mid the following points.
Evaluate your requirements – Before you go to shop, have a clarity on all the nutrients (vitamins+minerals) you are deficient in or your body needs in excess. This will avoid confusion when you check with various supplements. You can choose supplement that fulfill all your nutrient requirements.
Brand of the supplement – Supplements are sold by various companies, before buying supplements, check details about the company – regarding its existence in the market, how good it is in terms of product quality, etc.
Source from which supplements are prepared – various companies sell supplements that are prepared from natural sources and supplements prepared using chemicals. Choose supplements that are prepared from natural sources.
Buy from licensed or certified dealers – This is important as certified dealers have enough knowledge about supplements and they will help you to pick right supplement.
Legal history of the dealer/supplier – Check whether suppliers have any history of legal abuse in case of supplements supply. If they faced any legal conflicts, then find out to what extent they are true. If they are reasonable, you can buy from them. But it is sensible to avoid them.
Supplement quality – This is not practical but still you can predict by seeing serving size of the supplement. Choose a supplement that is effective at less intake.
Expiry date – See the label on the bottle of the supplement regarding date of expiry as most of the suppliers mix expired supplements along with fresh supplements.
Cost of the supplement – Choose a supplement that offer reasonable price. Compare whether it is exceeding cost of natural foods, if so you can go for natural foods instead of supplements.
Combination of nutrients in the supplement – supplements are available with different combinations of nutrients. Based on your needs, choose only that particular supplement. For example, kids have different requirements, pregnant women has high requirement of folic acid, iron and calcium, menopause women has high requirement of calcium. So based on age, dosage supplement has to be chosen.
Online/offline – If you are too busy to go personally to medical store and buy the supplements, and you wish to purchase online, you need to pay more attention before ordering for supplements. Make sure to check details such as about the supplier, before placing order with them. In case of offline, you have less likely to get cheated by the supplier as you personally go and check the product.