There are thousands of brands of supplements and most people assume if it’s on a shelf, it MUST work! Don’t feel bad if you’re one of those people, I WAS too, 22 years ago, but I’d like to share a story that demonstrates how easily it is to buy the wrong product for the desired results!
We’ve been in our present home for 8 years now and the majority of our main level is comprised of hardwood floors. We, like many others, simply believed what we saw on commercials and/or on labels and instead of contacting a person of actual KNOWLEDGE on this subject, we started using OrangeGlo on our floors for the past 7 1/2 years. About 6 months ago, we noticed a major “build-up” and we also figured out NOTHING was going to strip that stuff off our floors, so we have now hired a company, Big Bob’s Flooring Outlet, a wonderful family-owned business, to not only lay hardwood in our dining room, but also strip and refinish ALL the rest of the hardwood in our home!
The next morning I posted, on Facebook, my aggravation with OrangeGlo and all the work & money it has caused us by using it all these years and I got some interesting responses. The one that hit home (and prompted me to write this post) was the one from one of my sisters, (who professionally deals with hardwood floors, their installation and their care of). She wrote: “Patty r u insane 🙂 That stuff also creates a rippling of your wood….etc., etc.” Those words struck a cord with me……
So, here’s my point when it comes to people shopping for vitamins…..I am an average consumer with no extensive knowledge of hardwood floors. So it’s not that I was “insane”….I was just ignorant of that knowledge. And this is exactly how I usually WANT to react when I hear of people who take supplements on the market like “Cen***, Nat***, or Vitamin Gummies! I want to say “OMG….are you “insane”…do you not realize that most of those brands are not only doing NOTHING for your health, but they are actually CAUSING health problems for you and your family”. But I stop myself because it’s not the public’s fault. Most people are under the assumption that because these products are ON SHELVES in a store or being recommended by their doctors, they MUST be good! When I learned years ago that a supplement company does NOT have to prove that what they say is on the label is actually in there and/or that it actually gets absorbed and results in better health, I have been on a mission to at the very LEAST get as many people out there to realize they CANNOT trust something just because it has a impressive label or a cute commercial! As with the floor cleaner, I took the bait and am regretting it now.
But at least with our ignorance on the subject of flooring….we only affected the life of our hardwood floors. Who’s life (actual LIFE) are you affecting by not looking deeper into the supplements you and your family are using???? Did you know that although Centrum Silver is the “most tested and most recommended by doctors”, there’s actually study results that prove their vitamins didn’t work? They just didn’t bother telling us….and no one thought to ask! LOL Check it out!
Shaklee has been around for 60 years and there’s a good reason they are the #1 Natural Nutrition Company in the U.S.! Every product has clinical proof it works and the company checks for hundreds of contaminants with EVERY batch of raw ingredients, something not even required by law. And something that most other companies DO NOT DO! And with The Landmark Study conducted in collaboration with researchers from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health a few years ago, we are now the ONLY supplement company with INDEPENDENT PROOF that people who took Shaklee supplements had markedly better health than people who took a single multivitamin or no supplements at all! You’ll even notice that in four of the health biomarkers checked, the group of people taking no supplements were actually healthier than the group taking a single multi! Now THAT is scary! But you’ll see that in every parameter checked, the Shaklee group was MUCH, MUCH HEALTHIER THAN THE OTHER TWO GROUPS! Here is a great video, that does a great job going over why supplementation is important and what makes Shaklee’s products so different!! It’s definitely an eye-opener!!
Editor’s Note: The contents of this blog post are an expression of my own personal opinion and experiences, including any mention of Shaklee’s products, and none of the contents and/or claims herein are endorsed by the Shaklee Corporation.