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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