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A would-be stay at home mom working full-time as a teacher. I teach at my old Highschool, working side-by-side with my own teachers. I blog to keep the Texan grandparents updated and chronicle our life for future reference. (In other words, I don't have a real baby-book or diary.) Comments make my day. Thanks for stopping by! kimlepper at gmail.com

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sneaky Saturdays

Today's post is number two in the seven week series of Seven Sneaky Secrets Vitamin companies hope you never find out:

Secret Number 2 The Big Switch

Slightly similar to last week's post...
Underhanded companies switch the recommended milligrams down to micrograms. It takes 1000 micrograms to equal 1 milligram. These companies hope you are not too smart and not too observant.

If an expensive ingredient is on the label, the consumer assumes that the proper amount is in the bottle. Just having the name of the ingredient on the label drives the price up, even if there is not enough in the bottle to do anything.

For example, companies loudly tout that they have lutein in their formulas to help vision. They quote the scientific studies, but fail to mention that the studies were based on 6 milligrams, which is 10 times more than the 600 micrograms they use in their formulas.

Shaklee does not participate in the big switch. Their nutritional products are based on solid science, not on marketing hype. The amounts on the label are at the proper amounts for you to see health results.


Lorri Jeanne said...

That is interesting.

Visiting from SITS--Happy Valentine's Day!

~Shelley~ said...

You have such a cute blog! I'm your newest follower from Friday Follow (a day late :)

I'd love for you to come visit me!

Have a great weekend and Happy V-day!
~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

Kelly said...

Happy Friday Follow! Following you now too!


Simply Stacie said...

Following you from the Friday Follow!


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