There are two benefits that just about every seller of a supplement claims about their product. It staves off Alzheimer’s disease and contributes to weight loss. Okay, so they usually state, “may”, but what difference does it make, except in a legal sense, when those words are associated with the product and is under the benefits category? The influence on your brain/mind/judgment is already out of the box. You’ve been hit. After all, they don’t state may not contribute to weight loss or may not stave off Alzheimer’s disease. But even if they did, two conditions that plague the health of a lot of humans is still associated with a product touting a benefit. That’s a powerful pull to purchase the product – with or without the ‘may’.
Consider this: If all these supplements did what they claimed to do or may do, there would be no diseases to treat. It should be illegal to make false claims. For instance all that hype over probiotics and now I’m seeing articles that tell people to stop taking them. Somebody made a bunch of money on that run. I agree. with the don’t take them. I took them, and regretted it for the way they made me feel. All of a sudden everybody in the world has leaky gut? Come on.
Anti-inflammatory. Antioxidant. Really? I should have no pain for the amount of those I took. I have more pain.
Right now I’m not taking any supplements. Yes, I fell for some of the hype. But in the end I gained weight, have more pain and I didn’t see any difference in the thinking department.
Be advised though that all supplements have side effects. Check them out before making a purchase. The side effects have to be actually documented. Benefits don’t if they use the word ‘may’.
I’m not naming specific supplements, because there are just too many of them. Do your research.