Nutritional supplement expert Dr. Rick Liva will appear on the Access to Health Experts interview series to explain his findings that supplements vary significantly in quality and how you can tell the difference
June 12, 2006 -- Nutritional supplement expert Dr. Rick Liva will be the guest on the June 28th Access to Health Experts teleseminar series. He will discuss what makes a supplement high quality and how to ensure you are getting your money’s worth when you purchase supplements. This free interview is open to the public and is hosted by Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN.
With the plethora of nutritional supplement brands and qualities on the market today, it is hard to know what to look for when buying supplements. However, the choice is an important one. It affects both your health and your wallet, and understanding what each manufacture offers is time consuming. According to Dr. Lipski, “What many people don’t know is that there are big differences in supplement quality. I recently heard Dr. Liva speak, and was impressed with how thorough and sensible his approach is to nutritional supplements.”
While most natural product suppliers assure you they are giving you the best quality in the marketplace, according to Dr.Liva, “they often don’t deliver the quality that they claim. Many natural product testing laboratories use unethical practices and poor science to test the validity of raw materials and finished products. Very few companies also test for raw material solvents, pesticides and herbicides used on the plants.”
A nutritional supplement is only as good as the authenticity, potency, and purity of the starting raw materials. There is enormous variability in the base quality of these ingredients depending on how they were grown, harvested and shipped. Nutritional supplement suppliers each have their own standards, and there are no enforced quality standards. Where some demand high quality and ensure this through rigorous testing, others have no such commitment.
In this informational teleseminar, you will learn:
* What to look for when reading the label to choose well
* What makes a supplement high quality, including Good Manufacturing Practices
* How a supplement’s potency is related both to its supplier and its ingredients
* The effect on your health of supplements that contain solvents, pesticides and herbicides.
About Dr. Rick Liva:
Dr. Liva is a Registered Pharmacist, Licensed Naturopathic Physician and President of Vital Nutrients. Dr. Liva started Vital Nutrients to guarantee proven quality and help raise the standards of the natural products manufacturing industry.
To attend the free Access to Health Experts interviews visit our events page. Written transcripts are available for purchase after the event.
About Access to Health Experts:
Access to Health Experts is a monthly teleseminar interview series hosted by Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN. The program features interviews with many of the most prominent and authoritative experts in integrative medicine. Dr. Lipski is a nationally-known nutritionist and author of Digestive Wellness (3rd Edition McGraw Hill). Innovative Healing is in Asheville, North Carolina.
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