It is not at all uncommon to find nutrition supplement manufacturers making the most outrageous and misleading claims about the weight-loss, muscle-building or stamina-enhancing prowess of their product. In fact, any physician or nutritionist will tell you that a well-balanced diet low in saturated fat and high in grain, fruit and vegetables is the key to good health and fitness, when combined with moderate exercise and abstinence from tobacco, alcohol and other harmful substances.
Beside outrageous and unproven claims, many nutrition supplements do not even contain what they say they do. Vitamin tablets, for example, may not contain the dosages they claim to. And many contain other substances that may be harmful, including certain food dyes that are known carcinogens. Many also contain large amounts of sugar, caffeine or other substances that are certainly not nutrition supplements.
Obviously, you would not buy these products if the manufacturer told you the truth about what they contain and what risks they may present. Therefore, despite the inadequate protection we receive from our government, the manufacturer;s actions could constitute actionable fraud -- meaning that you could sue the manufacturer and possibly recover damages.
If you have reason to believe that nutrition supplement did not contain what it claimed to, has harmed you or has not delivered the benefit that was promised, contact us immediately -- and be sure to save the package and contents.
Want to lose weight? Need to
reduce fat and/or salt in your diet? Instead of wasting money on useless supplements
designed to enrich their manufacturers, check the Web site of the American Dietetic Association to find a Registered
Dietitian (R.D.) in your area.
By the way ...
There may be valid reasons for using nutrition supplements, but weight loss is seldom one of them. The way to lose weight is to reduce caloric intake (eat less) and exercise more. The way to lose money is to order nutritional supplements that promise to "burn fat" or "convert fat into muscle."
Want to lose weight? Need to reduce fat and/or salt in your diet? Instead of wasting money on useless supplements designed to enrich their manufacturers, check the Web site of the American Dietetic Association to find a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) in your area.
An R.D. has the scientific know-how and training to help you find a weight-loss program that will work for you longterm without endangering your health.