NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT METAGENICSAs with all nutritional supplements, brand matters. There is no government oversight in the health food industry and there are many glucosamine and chondroitin products, as with several other supplements, on the market that do not have the quantity of the supplement listed on the label. There are some that have been shown to contain none of the active ingredients listed on the bottle. The very best products on the market today are from Metagenics. The quality and quantity of the products are tested in every bottle.
Metagenics produces Glucosamine alone in 2 different formulations but also makes several other products with glucosamine and chondroitin. Chondrocare has glucosamine, chondroitin and several other ingredients that have been formulated for the most effective joint pain and arthritis relief.
Dr. Waugh, OSOI in Edmond, carries a complete line of nutritional support products from Metagenics, many of which are available directly through our Edmond office. All products can be ordered on line and delivered right to your door as well after you register and order at www.osoi.meta-ehealth.com (Hyperlink). In addition, we can make orders for you and have them ready at our Edmond office location within about one week. If you have questions please call or ask any of our staff about these products next time you are in the office.
Other products available in the Edmond office include:
PR2 Systems Amino and Protein Shakes
Osteoporetical from TriMark Labs (Calcium 600mg and Vitamin D3 1000 IU in each tablet)
Glucosamine and chondroitin from TriMark Labs.
Can I take too many vitamins?
When it comes to vitamin and mineral supplementation, more is not necessarily better. In fact, fat soluble vitamins, vitamins A, E, D and K, can reach toxic and dangerous levels if doses are too high. In addition, many people take multiple nutritional products, many of which have the same ingredients, leading to doses that are too high. It is critical that you read labels carefully and that you discuss everything that you're taking with your physician. This is ultimately the reason that companies like Metagenics sell their professional-grade products through physician offices. They want to insure that patients are using their products correctly and under physician supervision.
How do I know what's a good vitamin product?
Most vitamin and nutritional product suppliers assure you they are giving you the best quality on the market. In our experience, they often don't deliver the quality that they claim. Most manufacturers do little or no testing of their products and many natural product testing laboratories use unethical practices and poor science to test the validity of raw materials and finished products. The bottom line is that you have no guarantee that what's on the label is in the bottle.
While all nutritional product companies claim to have the best quality, almost none are completing all the steps that are required to insure comprehensively that quality and purity are consistently produced time after time and there is no government mandate that dictates they should!
Visit the Metagenics.com and read about the quality difference and their commitment to making the best products on the market and backing up their formulations with sound science.