Prenatal Vitamins helps women’s health

Multivitamins support people’s health according to the recent researches. Long term consuming vitamins supplement will lead to a lower risk of following disease:women's health

1, Reduce the occurrence of heart attack, stroke, and some other cardiovascular disease. That the finding in 2012 among men who were taking Centrum Silver after comparing placebo individuals. No side effect report in this study, only a 7% raising rate of skin rashes found.

2, Even if taking modest dose of multivitamins supplement, the incidence of total cancer will be reduced by 8% in one long-term study lasted for 11 years. However, the incident of prostate cancer remains same.

Multivitamins supplements are the most popular dietary supplement in U.S..More than one third of American are taking vitamins, that’s a good news for human’s health. Although current study evidences of taking multivitamins are still insufficient to prevent chronic disease, including cancers, but multivitamins supplements have this potential potency drives the supplement market rising every year.

Vitamins and supplements also are support women’s health significantly.

We know that prenatal vitamins will make up the deficiency of the nutrition from diet, also some products contain stomach smoothing ingredient – such as vitamin B6 and ginger root, which can relief the morning sick symptom at the first three months of women’s pregnancy. So the best prenatal vitamins will be a handy supplement for a pregnant women.

For women’s health, breast cancer is a potential risk, but from one study for over 7 years, the subjects were from 50 -79 years old, with multivitamins supplement taking, a lower death rate by 30% of this disease were found by researchers. But from this study we didn’t see the detail analysis for the ingredient in the multivitamins supplement, we cannot tell which formula cause this lower mortality. Here you may learn something helpful if you want to find the best multivitamin for women.

There is also no standard formula for the vitamins and minerals supplement, we should select the proper products base the age, health condition and gender. Before you decide to choose the suitable one, you shall have a investigation by yourself or ask your physician’s advice.

Deceptive issue in herb supplement market

We learned from GAO (United States Government Accountability Office) on May 2010 that some herb supplement retailers and manufactories had misled the elderly to purchase herb supplement with potential risk, for example, ginkgo biloba supplement were introduced to someone who were taking aspirin, which may increase the bleeding risk if taking them both at same time. Some retailers suggested customer to discard the medicine that customer was taking for specific disease, but urged to replaced with dietary supplement for curing purpose. It is obviously disobey the FDA rules printed on the label in the supplement package: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  

You can find the detail investigation information from youtube here.

And here is the report from GAO, who is taking the responsibility to monitor how each of the tax dollars are spent, it’s an independent agency working as a “watchdog”. The report titled with “Herbal Dietary Supplements: Examples of Deceptive or Questionable Marketing Practices and Potentially Dangerous Advice” which covered some common herb supplements on the market, such as garlic, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, Echinacea, fish oil, etc. From the report, it was not just the misinformation from the seller, also found that 37 of the 40 herb supplements were found out trace amount of at least one heavy metal after testing, e.g. lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, even pesticide residues.

Almost 6 years goes by, do we have improvement on the herb supplement market?

According to one review report from Consumerlab on February 2016, for the Echinacea supplement: one of the Echinacea product contains traceable lead among the 16 supplements products, Nature’s Sunshine Echinacea was revealed contained 2.2 mcg of lead per daily serving. It exceeded the California Prop 65 limit for lead, which have to labeling a warning in the product if exceed the limitation in this state.

Fish oil, one of the supplements may contains potentially heavy metals or PCBs that will be huge risk for adult and child, especially if one woman need a best fish oil for pregnancy. The testing on April 2016 for fish oil supplements by Consumerlab, revealed that none of the fish oil supplement contains Mercury among the 30 products, it reminds that Mercury has never been found in fish oil supplement, it is a potential issue in fish meat which can damage the nervous system particularly in a fetus.

For the PCBs in fish oil, Consumerlab found the dose are always at extremely low levels.

We’re glad to see above improvement as mentioned above, but we will watch closely to the supplement market to ensure the best benefits for our customer.