Millions of Americans use supplements to enhance their health every day, studies show. But did you know that some supplements – those that contain artificial coloring, chemicals, sweeteners and other additives – may actually be detrimental to your health?
A growing body of evidence suggests that many of the additives found in our food and some health supplements may cause adverse reactions in some people. In fact, one study by researchers at North Shore Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York, found a link between certain foods and additives like artificial coloring and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
“Many of the so-called vitamins and supplements marketed as improving health are actually filled with potentially harmful artificial ingredients,” says Nancy Leavitt, president and founder of Dr. Organics, a company that specializes in organic and all-natural health supplements. “That’s one reason why more and more people are turning to organic products for greater health benefits. One recent study by Datamonitor indicates that by 2009, Americans will spend $20 billion annually on natural and organic products.”
If you are currently taking a dietary supplement, or considering adding one to your health regimen, consider these facts:
* Up to 70 percent of solid vitamins or supplements are simply excreted from the body, according to numerous studies.
* Liquid supplements offer much higher absorption rates – up to 90 percent depending on the supplement.
* The increase in the number of Americans with food allergies can be directly linked to the pervasive use of and consumption of artificial ingredients, many health experts agree.
* In 2007, nearly 70 percent of Americans took dietary supplements, according to a survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
* Many supplement users take handfuls of multiple products to achieve different health benefits, from cardiovascular to bone and joint support and to fulfill daily vitamin requirements.
“Clearly demand is growing for a dietary supplement that is organic in nature, provides complete health benefits and offers optimum absorption and efficacy,” Leavitt says. “Products like Dr. Organic’s new Body Shot, a physician’s grade liquid supplement, are finding growing consumer interest in the marketplace.”
Factors that differentiate the new Body Shot product from other supplements include:
* The use of all-natural preservatives and organic ingredients.
* High antioxidant content, as well as a bone and joint complex, and heart complex ingredients. Acai berry, recognized as a top source of antioxidants, builds the immune system, protects the heart and supports prostate health.
* CoQ10, a compound that shows signs of promoting greater heart health.
* Easy-to-maintain, once-a-day use eliminates the need for multiple supplements to fulfill multiple health goals.
“Until now, products of this caliber have been really geared toward elite athletes, but Body Shot is intended to also provide optimum health benefits for everyone – from Baby Boomers to children,” Leavitt says.
To learn more about organic supplements and Body Shot, visit http://www.getyourbodyshot.com.