Why Do Health Supplement Companies Not Want Their Products Studied?
The supplement industry is a billion-dollar industry that is growing day by day. There are literally tens of thousands of nutritional supplements on the market, and thousands more are being added and introduced each year.
However, nutritional supplements are typically not extensively tested and researched before being made available to the general public.
This raises the simple question of why? If you are putting something into your body, you as a consumer should, at a minimum, know that it has been tested for safety and effectiveness.
The Lack of Scientific Studies Behind Nutritional Supplements
Most nutritional supplement companies do not want to have their products scientifically studied. This is because many of these supplements are made as cheaply as possible, and scientific studies will likely find them ineffective due to low quality ingredients.
The companies are preoccupied with profits and do not prioritize their customers’ welfare. The supplements contain ingredients that may have not been tested for safety, purity, or potency, and many supplements contain fillers that are just passed through the body as waste.
Another reason why supplement companies avoid scientific scrutiny is because they do not want their competition to find out exactly what (and at what ratio) they have put in their supplements.