Carotenoid and omega3 supplements, according to an analysis 65% do not match the labels

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According to the analysis conducted on nutritional supplements, up to 65% does not contain exactly what is stated on the label

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- supplements of carotenoids and Omega-3s do not always contain what is written on the labels. To launch the accusation is an analysis conducted by the team by prof. John Nolan and Dr. Alfonso Prado-Cabrero of the Waterford Institute of Technology. 





An industry that knows no crisis that of supplements. But do we really know what's inside? Do the labels accurately report the content? According to the analysis conducted on commercially available nutritional health supplements, up to 65% do not contain exactly what is stated on the label.  

Often accompanied by messages that report the positive impact on our health, supplements - according to researchers - do not always have demonstrable effects other than to lighten our pockets. For this reason, the study team has invited to regulate them in order to achieve greater transparency. They have devised an independent scientific certification, called "Supplement Certified", which has the task of evaluating what is declared on the product label.

“Our mission is to help consumers achieve positive results by supporting nutraceutical companies that produce supplements aimed at improving human function. A key requirement is that the claimed active ingredients are actually present in the supplements, which are sold and promoted for eye and brain health. The more products we analyze, the more surprising the results will be. Our independent product analysis and the opportunity to apply a stamp of approval to a product will not only offer peace of mind to consumers, but also to those nutraceutical companies who are working hard to ensure their products are fit for purpose, ”said the prof. Nolan.

According to the authors of the analysis, there appears to be a gap in the regulation of supplements. A lacuna that could once again weigh on consumers.

Sources of reference: SupplementCertified, ProfJohnNolan,

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