Black Raspberry Supplements Put to the Test



„Хранителни добавки от черна малина, подложени на проверка“ Контролът върху хранителните добавки в Съединените щати бива описван обикновено като твърде недостатъчен и твърде закъснял. Хранителните добавки могат да бъдат примесени с опасни съставки, могат да бъдат замърсени, може да не съдържат това, което твърдят, че съдържат, може да съдържат неясни количества от съставките, изброени на етикета, може да бъдат продавани в токсични количества или да предизвикват вредни въздействия по други начини. Това не само обърква каквито и да било проучвания, правени върху тях, но може и да постави широката общественост в риск. Една външна компания, която е тествала хиляди добавки, установила приблизително при 1 на всеки 4 добавки проблем с качеството, като или не съдържат това, което твърдят, че съдържат, или са замърсени по някакъв начин – 1 на всеки 4. Например, правил съм няколко видео клипове относно забележителните свойства на черните малини. Човек не може винаги да ги намира пресни или замразени; така че какво да кажем за хранителните добавки с черни малини? Отивате в магазина или търсите в Интернет. Какво ще кажете за това? Пресни, сурови, чисти – това звучи добре. Нека да погледнем от задната страна. Пише, че съдържа само прах от черни малини без семки и абсолютно нищо друго – удивително! Хубаво е да се види, че няма никакви пълнители или изкуствени съставки. Така че захвърляте вашите 23.77 долара, но се оказва, че са ви измамили. Първото доказателство е, че снимката на предната страна представлява всъщност къпини, изменени чрез компютърен софтуер, за да изгледат като черни малини – те дори не са си направили труда да сложат истинско изображение на своите фалшиви добавки. Второто доказателство на изследователите е, че добавката със сигурност не изглежда като прах от чисти черни малини; и така, подложили я на проверка, и наистина нямало и следа от черни малини изобщо. Вместо абсолютно нищо друго, е трябвало да приключат всичко с „Тази бутилка не съдържа абсолютно нищо!“. Или поне се надявате, че не съдържа нищо – кой знае какво всъщност има в тези капсули. Те изследвали всеки един продукт с черни малини, който можели да намерят и дори тези с правилната снимка отпред и прах, който всъщност изглеждал истински, все пак повече от една трета изглежда не съдържали никакви черни малини изобщо. В момента, в който един потребител, предполагащ, че пазарът на хранителни добавки в САЩ е безопасен или дори честен, е за съжаление наивен. Колко широко разпространена е тази измама? Изследователи използвали техники с ДНК пръстови отпечатъци, за да проверят автентичността на 44 билкови добавки от няколко различни компании. По-малко от половината от добавките били автентични, съдържащи това, което твърдят, че съдържат. Повечето съдържали растения, които не били изписани на етикета, заместители с по-евтини растения, замърсители, скрити пълнители или очевидно изцяло и само пълнители. И това не е само измама; част от тази измама може наистина да навреди на хората. Например, една хранителна добавка с жълт кантарион не съдържала никакъв жълт кантарион, а всъщност съдържала вместо това Сена, която е билков лаксатив, който може да причини вредни въздействия, като хронична диария, увреждане на черния дроб, обриви по кожата и образуване на мехури. Ето как се справили 12-те компании – само изследвани продукти от 2 при общо 12 компании се оказали всички автентични. Билките имат ефект, ако всъщност са налични. Индустрията на хранителните добавки страда от неетични дейности – от някои от производителите. И с „някои“ се има предвид 80% от производителите в това проучване. Докато хранителните добавки в САЩ не започнат да се регулират по-добре и стандарти за контрол над качеството не се определят и одобрят, по-безопасният източник на фитонутриенти за потребителите е от истинската храна.

43 Comments

  1. Wait, but how is this legal?!

  2. this dude has literally the most annoying voice ever. Maybe just go to a store like Natural Grocers or Vitamin Cottage where they screen all the products to a certain standard. doesn't mean you can't find something harmful on their shelves but if you give them a call or write an email they will certainly hear you out and you could help provide better overall quality to consumers if you'd just participate in the process more!!

    plus ng features a 'nutrient to know about' and it's always like vitamin c, magnesium, omega 3s. not something ridiculous like 'fermented turmeric powder.'

    also there are clearly nonsense websites online it's also up to you not to get swindled. i don't know that i've ever made an online purchase where i didn't receive exactly what i expected to because i did some fucking homework.

    there are certain health/supplement magazines you can also subscribe to or get at random health stores around your area you probably don't even know exist.

  3. Bit of a silly video to be honest! Of course not every supplement out there is genuine, people worry about putting supplements in their mouth but will gladly gulp down a bunch of toxic pills from their doctor!

  4. Pure Health. Busted.

  5. LMAO! Amazing how the these supplement manufacturers get away with phony photos, ingredients etc. There has got to be someway to hold them accountable for misleading (lying)to the consumer.

  6. Just a crazy thought, but you could eat the actual berries.

  7. I wonder if big industry (pHarm, medical associations, insurance companies) are paying or actually own these herbal companies and putting out fake herbals. They stand to only gain from this by then pushing more legislation through to ban herbal use as well as provide studies showing herbals do not work????

  8. I recall that some supplement companies offered the defense that supplement extracts will often not have the DNA tested for, even though they are genuine.Testing can be faulty. Testers can sometimes be corrupted. Although I'm sure a lot of fraud occurs, I don't think the identified percentages of fake supplements make sense. People, on average, are just not that devoid of conscience. Those people who are willing to cheat and lie to make a buck might still weigh risk against reward. It was alleged that senna was substituted for st. johns wort, but the price difference for these two herbs is not that great. Bulk St. john's wort is available at one well recognized herb supplier for $6.50 per pound. It would be difficult to get $0.50 worth into a bottle full of capsules for retail. Senna is $4.00 per pound at the same supplier, but because of its greater density, retail capsules weigh about 50 percent more than st. john's wort. The advantage of cheating with these herbs is negligible. The consequences of cheating are not negligible. There is more to this story.

  9. or else buy your supplements from Australia or New Zealand where they have to meet the same standards for quality and purity as prescription drugs

  10. You guys know why this is, right? It's the same reason prescription drugs bought over the internet are very poorly regulated and dangerous – because the FDA and other regulators don't want you buying the legitimate thing that way, they want you to only go to your doctor and buy prescription drugs for any ailments you have. So they allow this poisonous situation to develop, poisoning the well. No other products like electrical ones or toys with toxic chemicals or food even, – no way anything else would ever be able to get away with claiming it's made of something else or that it has something it does not, they would be shut down and often put in jail in an instant.

    In other words they intentionally don't regulate supplements or internet drugs very well, and don't have harsh punishments, not because of difficulty but to turn people and researchers off supplements. That's the real racquet going on. The FDA doesn't want supplements to exist and do well because they interfere with people taking prescription drugs.

  11. what???? actual food is better!!!!

  12. It is hard to wrap ones head around this. The markup on herbs and supplements is so great, businesses could be honest and still make good profits. If they are so greedy and unethical they will cheat and lie to squeeze out a few more pennies, they ought to be charged with crimes.

  13. If people are finding what you say they are finding Doctor, they should tell the FDA, and they can launch investigations into this, and recall products.  The laws are already on the books, its just a matter of testing products (which was already done apparently) and then prosecuting perpetrators.

  14. depressing to hear this …

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  16. The third party tester, let´s face it… is it Consumer lab? Do you think Consumer lab is all clear about their tests  or could  be that some privileges are given to those who may pay more, or something? I´m not doubting, I´m just asking, really. Love your channel.

  17. Someone should file lawsuits against these companies who aren't selling what they promise. That's called fraud!

  18. Don't touch supplements. got it. I gotta get vitamin D and iodine so hopefully the vitamins D supplements at Walmart from natures valley is ok and the iodine in big salt is ok too! Something's gotta give! oh and methyl b12 vitamin supplement in the "healthy" isle in Kroger is another I take. It has a yellow label on it. Hopefully I'm safe!

  19. I buy only from a few big well regarded supplement companies like Sunwarrior,Garden of Life, and buy expensive cold pressed organic juice. Also cod liver oil and superfood powders are good too as some people who consume those foods feel well and energetic.

  20. this is so fucked up.. now i am trying to think about any herbal supplements i have taken recently, the only thing i can think of is milk thistle (i like booze)… guess ill never kno if it was real or not.. but seriously who would buy raspberry powder and why?? if they aint in season, then eat whats in season..

  21. You only need to supplement with B12, Vitamin D and maybe DHA+EPA Omega 3 if you dont eat fish. The rest you should get from food.

  22. amen

  23. "Snake Oil" has been peddled to the desperate & ignorant for centuries.

  24. Awesome and informative video 🙂

  25. I have the right to know the companies name!! Give us a list Please

  26. I like that expiration ACTUALL FOOD…

  27. They are still safer than big pharmas drugs.  Inactive ingredients not even listed on those!  and almost impossible to find out.

  28. Then what about b12 and d1&d2? What do vegans do?

  29. well something to think about next time I plan on adding anything to my supplements.

  30. So from what I got from this, buy herbs in plant and leaf forms. Also to eat you fruit not take pills. Thanks!

  31. That figures. Hmmm

  32. so what about B12 pills? As a vegan this is vital is it not?

  33. Rock on, Doc!

  34. Please start leaving cited sources on your video descriptions on here too!

  35. Those are some scary facts! Why is the supplement market not regulated? What can we do to change this?

  36. Are supplements regulated in Europe, Japan, etc? If so, perhaps that would indicate which brands are trustworthy.

  37. NutritionFacts.org/Dr.Greger what supplement company or companys would you recommend for my vitamin B-12 as will as my vitamin D-3 supplement.Oh keep in mind I have to take Methylcobalamin not Cyanocobalamin because I have had kidney stones in the past and my kidney can't process the Cyanide through my kidneys very well.

  38. so what are the good/safe/true brands?

  39. How about black raspberry jam?

  40. Pretty horrifying. There are only a few companies with very high quality control, internal testing, and third party testing.
    And this is no different from the restaurant industry in which most companies will try to cheat you with shit ingredients every chance they get.

  41. Any word on which brands are more reliable than others?

  42. Good to be informed about deception!!!!

  43. But what about Vitamin D and B-12??? You cannot get that from food, especially not as a vegan!

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