9 Money-Hungry Supplement Scams—Buyer Beware!

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BioTrust Radio #04
Published Date: 28th November 2017
Podcast Duration: 35 minutes
Podcast Title: 9 Money-Hungry Supplement Scams—Buyer Beware!
Presenters: Shawn Wells and Tim Skwiat

9 Money-Hungry Supplement Scams—Buyer Beware!

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Despite what you may think, not all supplements and supplement companies are the same. Learn how to spot 9 of the most common, greediest supplement scams in this episode of BioTrust Radio, our weekly podcast dedicated to answering your questions related to health, fitness, nutrition, and supplements so you can get better results, faster! In today’s show, Shawn and Tim give you an insider’s view of the most common supplement scams, uncovering some of the industry’s most dubious “dirty truths”.

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When it comes to buying supplements, consumer confidence is as high as ever, with 84% of American adults expressing overall confidence in the safety, quality, and effectiveness of dietary supplements. But the old adage, “you get what you pay for”, holds true. Not all supplements and supplement companies are created equally.

Companies often cut corners—sometimes negligently so—by implementing dubious supplement scams and shady practices all in an effort to increase their profit margins. At BioTrust, we take a hard stance against these supplement scams and pocket-padding practices, and in this episode of BioTrust Radio, Shawn and Tim pull back the figurative wool, giving you an insider’s look into the industry’s most common supplement scams.

In this can’t-miss episode, you will discover:

  • The many ways that companies cut corners to pad their pockets
  • Many companies use cut-rate contract manufacturers to increase profit margins
  • What dry-labbing is and how this shady practice is robbing you of your money and results
  • How companies fool you by choosing inferior forms of ingredients
  • Why you need to be careful with ingredients like green tea, Turmeric, and Ginkgo
  • The suspicious supplement scams known as “fairy dusting” and proprietary blends
  • What it means to have “transparent labeling” and why this critical for consumers
  • The illegal practice of adulteration, including 3 popular supplements that are often “spiked” with cheaper ingredients
  • The most bioavailable, longest lasting form of Curcumin
  • The joint health supplement that works faster and more effectively than glucosamine and chondroitin
  • What supplements Shawn, the World’s Greatest Formulator, uses himself
  • The key step in stability testing that most companies ignore, potentially leaving you with product that doesn’t even contain the level of ingredients listed on the label
  • The most potent form of the stress-reducing herb Ashwagandha
  • One of the most notorious supplement scams “protein spiking”, which is robbing people of money and results
  • 7 ingredients a natural supplement company should NEVER use
  • How the fable of the tortoise and the hare relates to the supplement industry

We’ll cover these important topics, supplement scams, and more. Enjoy!

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