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7 Myths About Nutritional Supplements, Post 2 of 7


Written by: MALLORY MOGER

Audio: "The Nutritional Bite"
Recording by: Christopher Sanchez

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Your best friend in the office swears the microwave is killing all the nutrients in her food.

The big guy at the gym with bulging biceps and a t-shirt that says, “Real Men Lift” insists by his diet consisting of protein, protein, and—you guessed it: more protein—is the only way to get that beach body you’ve been dreaming about.

Even your goofy neighbor with a bizarre affinity for taxidermy (no judgement) seems to think he’s qualified to dish out diet and exercise advice.

When talking about health and wellness, there’s no shortage of inaccurate information—particularly when it comes to nutritional supplements.

But with so much coming at you from friends, colleagues, and Internet “experts,” how can you separate fact from fiction?

Let’s check out some widely accepted supplement myths, cut through the white noise, and then get to the facts. 

Supplement Myth #2

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Although the FDA does not require an expiration date on dietary supplements, it does require that if one is printed on the label it must be supported by stability-testing data. Therefore, if you see an expiration date on nutritional supplements, that date is the latest possible date to which the company can guarantee ideal product quality and potency.

Keep in mind that supplements may not spoil like fresh produce, but they will gradually lose potency over time. While using those expired vitamins may not be dangerous, it’s definitely less beneficial. So get in the habit of taking your dietary supplements regularly as directed on the label to get the most value and benefit.

Technically, supplements that are stored properly in unopened bottles should last at least two years before any loss of potency occurs. Once they are opened, they should hold up for at least one year.

You can find your Child's cellular nutrition located in the tab above "Nutritional Game Plans"

As Always, From Me to you in Health & Happiness.

Optimal Cells, "Thee Children's Health Coach".

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