Dec 04, 2008
My co author in my book Your Guide to Optimal Health, has a weekly appearance on Fox News health segment. Although all of her segments are very informative, this one was particularly informative and surprised everyone that I know. I personally had no idea about the vitamin industry. The vitamin industry, because its over the counter and not physician prescribed is very poorly regulated. In fact, in many vitamin products-if chemically analyzed, one would find a great deal of variability in the quantity of the actual important substance. Dr Patel describes why it is so vitally important to consume pharmaceutical grade products. Because if you dont, you may be fooling yourself into thinking that youre getting any benefit. Furthermore, she describes and performs a very simple test to assess at home if the vitamins in your cabinet are being broken down and absorbed the way that they should. copy and paste in your url box to view the video. Its very simple and surprising. After seeing this, one of my colleagues found that $150.00 worth of recently purchased products were essentially useless.