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Myths That You Need to Stop Believing About Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements are one of the most misunderstood products in the US market right now. Their reviews typically land on one of the two extremes. More than half the population can’t get enough of dietary supplements, while the rest are endlessly skeptical about them.

But the truth lies somewhere in between.

Most dietary supplements aren’t all that they claim to be, but they don’t have significant health risks either.

So, here are a few myths about dietary supplements that manufacturers would like you to stop believing. 

Myth No. 1: Same Supplements from Different Brands Are All the Same

Reality: Most supplement ranges offered by different brands may appear similar to you, each with all the same vitamins, minerals, fish oil pills, and so on. But the fact is that no two manufacturers will have the exact same product.

Some people go for the cheaper brand thinking that it’s the exact same thing. But in reality, the quality of a more expensive product is more likely to be reliable. Good quality brands invest in better ingredients and better research, which inevitably results in better and safer products.

Myth No. 2: Dietary Supplements Are Completely Unnecessary

Reality: Most people that are against dietary supplements don’t just deem them harmful but also completely unnecessary.

While it’s true that a lot of companies make claims that are blatant lies, it should be kept in mind that authentic dietary supplements do offer certain benefits. For starters, we don’t get all the essential nutrients we need from our unhealthy diets, so many dietary supplements do help with deficiencies, which is why they’re also recommended by nutritionists and doctors.

Myth No. 3: You Can Take Different Supplements Together

Reality: Certain supplements do work well together, for instance, experts recommend taking vitamin C with iron since it leads to better absorption of the latter. However, many supplements can actually be counterproductive when taken together.

So contrary to popular opinion, more isn’t better. Supplements need to be taken carefully in correct quantities as higher quantities of one can lead to a deficiency in another.

If you’re a consumer, you need to stop believing these myths. And in case you’re a dietary supplement manufacturer trying to dispel these myths through careful marketing, make sure to run your marketing campaigns by us to ensure you’re not accidentally making any false claims in the process of busting one of these.

We offer dietary supplement legal services all over the US and can help you out with dietary supplement product liability claims and much more.

Get in touch with our dietary supplement lawyers to discuss further.