Natural & Artificial Flavors: Are They Safe?

Natural & Artificial Flavors: Are They Safe?

When you read food labels or supplement facts, you may notice that sometimes “natural flavors” or “artificial flavors” are listed. What does that mean?

Food manufacturers and supplement companies often use these additives to enhance the taste of foods or supplements. Most of us aren’t likely to consume things that don’t taste good. Natural flavors may be found in chewable or liquid supplements since some vitamins or minerals can have strong flavors that may not be pleasant on their own.

Natural flavorings are now the fourth most common ingredient on product labels. (1) Food additives do not contribute to nutritional value, but you might wonder if they cause harm.

What exactly does “natural flavoring” or “artificial flavors” mean on a label? The answer depends on each specific manufacturer.

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Liposomal Supplements: Bioavailability, Benefits, & More

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“You are what you eat” is a common phrase, but it’s not entirely true. “You are what you absorb” is more accurate when it comes to nutrients.

Have you ever taken supplements and thought, “Are these nutrients actually helping my body?” The unfortunate truth is that sometimes, they might not be.

The delivery form of supplements significantly impacts your body’s ability to absorb them.

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Which Supplement Form is Best?

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You’ve heard the cliché, “when you have your health, you have everything.” It has never been more evident than in these past few years. Diet is foundational for your overall health and wellness. Yet, most people do not consume adequate levels of nutrients to support their overall wellness. (1) However, according to the latest data, nearly 60 percent of American adults do consume dietary supplements. That number increases with age. More than 80 percent of adults over age 60 take dietary supplements regularly. (2)

Not a fan of taking several pills each day? The good news is that supplements are available in a variety of delivery forms. From capsules to chewable tablets, to drinkable liquids and powders, finding your preferred delivery form can make daily supplementation much easier.

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Are Your Supplements Safe? (How to Know)

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If you’re reading this, you are likely among half of the U.S. population buying dietary supplements. (1) Amid the pandemic, global dietary supplement sales reached $140 billion, as demand for supporting health and wellbeing skyrocketed. (2)

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10 Ways We Test Your Supplements at Seeking Health

10 Ways We Test Your Supplements

As with most things, not all supplements are created equal.

What’s in your supplement bottle? Does it match what’s printed on the product label?

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Synthetic vs. Natural Vitamins: Which is Better?

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Do you pay attention to the forms of nutrients in your supplements?

There is very little education for consumers in the dietary supplement industry when it comes to synthetic versus natural vitamins.

Synthetic vitamin supplements are common, probably more than you think. If you are someone who prefers a “whole food” vitamin, this blog is for you. We will discuss things that your healthcare professional may not even know!

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