Monday, February 10, 2014

Why Are Drug Companies Interested in the Supplement Market?



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By Dr. Mercola

    The drug industry would rather you head out to your
physician's office and receive a prescription for a drug to
protect your heart and treat diseases. So why are they
increasingly buying up the supplement industry? The supplement
industry actually represents the drug industry's greatest
competition, and as the saying goes, you should keep your
friends close and your enemies even closer By buying up
supplement companies, the drug industry stands to benefit
in several key ways:

        Supplements as a category are yielding greater sales
growth than the overall US economy and represent the greatest
threat to drug company profits (the supplement industry is
expected to grow at a rate of 9 percent a year through 2015,
when it is expected to reach more than $90 billion3 -- as
compared to the US economy's dwindling growth rate of 2 percent
per year).

        Drug patents are set to expire soon, in great volume,
forcing pharmaceutical companies to find replacements for their
top moneymaking drugs.

        Pharmaceutical companies can snuff out their competition
by paying off politicians to write legislation that makes it too
difficult for small competitors (i.e., supplement companies) to
survive, and then buying up the large competitors that remain).

    These large drug companies actually benefit from the
increased regulatory hurdles being imposed upon the supplement
industry because it helps them squelch smaller competitors (who,
by the way, often offer you better quality goods and services).

    Recent acquisitions include:

        Pfizer, which purchased Alacer (the maker of "Emergen-C"
vitamin drink mixes) in February 2012 for $360 million

        Bayer acquired Schiff Nutrition International, a leading
nutritional supplement company, for $1.2 billion in a 2012 deal
        Procter & Gamble (which is partnered with Teva
Pharmaceutical Industries) bought supplement maker New Chapter
in March 2012 for $250 million

Can Multivitamins Improve Your Health?

    As a consumer interested in taking control of your own
health, you have a number of "tools" at your disposal,
including access to hundreds of therapeutic vitamins and
other nutritional supplements that are available over the
counter. Is this a worthwhile avenue to improve your health?

    I do believe that dietary supplements -- including
vitamins and minerals -- can help compensate for some of the
damage your body incurs through living in a contemporary
culture. However, it's not wise to use supplements to justify
a poor diet or otherwise unhealthful lifestyle. In my experience,
no amount of supplements will ever be able to substitute for
healthy food choices. And if you’re depending on a pill of
any form to lower your risk of cancer, as the above-mentioned
study claims for multivitamins, you’re short-changing yourself,
as there are far more comprehensive cancer-prevention strategies
at your fingertips

    Assuming you are using them to complement an otherwise
healthy lifestyle, a high-quality multivitamin can be useful.
Unfortunately, many spend hundreds of dollars a year or more
on synthetic vitamins purchased from discount stores, which
typically use cheap synthetic isolates.

    Isolated synthetic vitamins are far less than optimal.
Your body only absorbs a small percentage of an isolate form of
vitamins and minerals, and it utilizes even less. Plus, synthetic
vitamins often give you massive quantities of some nutrients
(often the most inexpensive ones) and insufficient quantities
of others.

    Nature intended for you to consume food in whole form
because all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes
are together in one package, working synergistically to give
your body the nutrition it requires for optimal health. This
is why when you choose supplements, you need to look for whole-
food supplements -- and steer clear of synthetic vitamins. 

How Do You Determine Whether or Not a Supplement 

Is a Good Choice?

    For starters, make sure it has the following characteristics:

        It is as close as possible to its natural (whole food) form.
        Use independent third-party labs that check the raw materials
        for contaminants and correct dosage.

        Follows industry standards for quality assurance including
        ISO 9001, ISO 17025 and Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP)

        The utmost care has been taken in all phases of its
production, from growing its ingredients, to manufacturing, testing
for potency and quality control.

        It works! I always try to select from companies that
have a long track record of providing high-quality products that
produce good clinical results.

    Remember, if you are interested in optimizing your health,
your BEST solution is to choose the highest quality foods possible,
and eat a wide variety of whole organic foods. You can use my free
nutrition plan and work your way up to the advanced stage. Once
you have addressed your diet and are looking for further improvement,
odds are you would likely benefit from some supplements, like an
animal-based omega-3 supplement and a probiotic, for example.
There are many others you could then consider depending on
your specific circumstances, including a high-quality multivitamin,
additional antioxidant support and others.

Thank You Dr. Mercola

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

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