Are all Supplement Equal? By Doctor Mark R. Rubin, PhD Supplements vary in quality in both ingredients used to manufacture and the process used to make the supplement. So how do you tell the difference between high-quality and low-quality nutritional supplements? Most of the nutritional supplements that are readily available to the average consumer are low-grade chemicals stuffed with fillers that contain little-to-no nutritional value. While the consumer may never know the difference, the overwhelming majority of the so-called “affordable” supplements found in drugstores and major retail chains are not adequate to ensure proper nutrition and avoid or reverse nutritional deficiencies. Amazingly, the nutrients that most Americans have access to have virtually no nutritional value. The products offering the most nutritional value are medical grade supplements offered through health care providers. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t have access to these without a doctor’s referral. The top-rated supplement brands include Douglas Laboratives, Pure Encapsulations, Vital Nutrients, Thorne, Metagenics and Integrative Therapeutics. Sadly, the overwhelming majority of people who actually do take supplements on a daily basis to promote good health have never even heard of any of the aforementioned brands, which actually DO offer high quality, readily absorbable and bioavailable nutrients. The good news is that hilifehealthcare.com and doctorsvitamins.net sells all these pharmaceutical-grade nutritional products. Please don’t buy cheap supplements from major retailers.