How To Tell If a Supplement is Synthetic?

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Here at GLX3, we’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how to help our customers find the best supplement for arthritis pain. We spend a lot of time highlighting the perks of New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels because we believe they truly have a lot to offer when it comes to reducing joint pain and inflammation.

However, there’s another part of identifying a supplement that seems to get a lot less press. Sure, everyone can tout a supplement they love and how it has helped. But when it comes to how natural a supplement is, how full of fillers and hard-to-pronounce additives, it becomes much harder to falsify.

There are a few hints for when you’re wondering how to tell if a supplement is synthetic. Let’s take a look at them.

We mentioned hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Keep an eye out for additives that end in scientific-sounding ways.

Thinking about it now, it sounds like a ‘duh!’ moment. Of course, those words that end with ‘ide,’

‘inc,’ or ‘phate’ is a red flag. ‘Pho’ is another one, unless of course, you’re talking about Vietnamese food – sign us up for that!

Another helpful hint for how to tell if a supplement is synthetic is to look at how words in the ingredient list begin. Do they sound like they’re from another language? Maybe there are a couple back-to-back consonants that just look weird next to each other? You’ve got yourself a synthetic supplement in your hands!

Now, before we get super judgmental, it’s important to remember that some people like those fake ingredients. They want their health created in a lab and have an innate disdain for anything that is produced in a healthy, natural way.

We’re guessing that those of you reading this blog don’t fall into that category. We’re here for natural relief, driven by a desire to heal ourselves naturally and to experience whole body health. That’ s what GLX3 is all about, and is the promise of New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil. Our ingredient list is simple: New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil. New Zealand Olive Oil. Vitamin E Oil. That’s it!

It’s all about being natural

When it comes to foods, the words ‘All Natural’ are excessively overused. It’s a marketing ploy in many cases. But with supplements, ‘natural’ makes all the difference in the world. If a supplement proclaims that it is ‘natural’ on the bottle, it doesn’t contain synthetic ingredients. Pure and simple.

That said, look for 100% natural ingredients. There are always those that make the natural claim when only 10-20% of their ingredients are actually natural. The rest may be synthetic or significantly altered.

Do you really need 1000% Daily Value of Vitamin C?

The short answer is: no. While overloading on something like Vitamin C when you feel a cold coming on isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the whole power punch concept employed by certain supplements isn’t the perfect solution for every problem.

A doctor can give you a good idea of what you need. He or she can also advise on how much of said benefactor you actually want to be putting in your body. Everyone is different, and different people have different reactions to supplements and medicines. We advise that you should always consult an expert if you have questions about whether or not a certain pill, medicine, or ingredient is the best way forward for you.

Ingredients from their natural source

There’s a reason why New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels are farmed on the country’s eastern coast. That’s where they naturally evolved, and where the ocean provides the perfect nutrients and environment for them to thrive. We source our Green Lipped Mussel Oil from this region because it ensures they are the best they can be.

Since it’s not possible for everyone with arthritis, or even lower levels of joint pain and inflammation, to pick up and head to New Zealand, we offer a product delivered to your doorstep but containing the natural benefits of the region in which it was produced.

This raises an important point. When choosing a supplement, consider where it was made and how the ingredients were handled during production.

A great way to do this is to look at the active ingredient(s). Do some research to see if there is a synthetic version of those ingredients. Then, check the label of your supplement to see if those synthetic ingredients are present on the ingredient list. In many cases, you may find that the supplement you hold was made in a lab far away from where the natural active ingredient best thrives.

The natural way to whole body health

These steps will help you when you’re wondering how to tell if a supplement is synthetic. For natural health, it’s important to use natural ingredients. We take immense pride in doing so and are excited to be among the top-tier of supplements helping their patients see better whole body health in a natural manner.

Remember – everything is not always as it seems. With just a little bit of research, you can tell if a supplement is synthetic or if it’s the real thing. Your body will thank you!

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