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October 31, 2019 23 min
Episode Summary:With thousands of supplements to choose from, Dr. Dan explains what to look for in order to find science-based products that can support human health.Principles For Picking Out a Science-Based Supplement:Avoid Pixie-dusting/Witches Brew Formulations Steer Clear of Proprietary Blends that don’t give ingredient amountsChoose ingredients that are standardized to bioactive compoundsLook for technology in formulations that make the ingredients more bioavailableBuy supplements where clinical studies have been run on the finished product and not just an individual ingredient in the productChoose supplements that have certifications behind it (e.g. NSF Sport, Informed Choice, Certified Organic, etc.)Look for supplements where there is transparency on how the formulation is produced and where the ingredients are fromAvoid supplements with panacea-like claims
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