Are phytoberry supplements good for me?

They are certainly loaded with some of the ingredients from berries found all over the world, but they are not the same as consuming berries. Scientists have found berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruits. Antioxidants are substances that protect the body by neutralizing free radicals or unstable oxygen molecules, which can damage the cells and are a major source of disease and aging. The phytoberry formula takes the shotgun approach in hopes that you are overwhelmed and decide that “heck, if it contains all of this, it must be top shelf!” But you must match individual ingredient dosages to clinical trials that demonstrated a positive outcome. Therefore if you are looking for antioxidant protection, we recommend using a daily multivitamin and mineral formula along with an antioxidant with solid science support containing the ingredients shown below:
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid - 200 mg
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ-10) - 100 mg
  • OptiBerry® (from wild blueberry, strawberry, cranberry, 30 mg** wild bilberry, elderberry, raspberry) - 10 mg
  • Lycopene - 6 mg
  • Lutein - 4 mg
  • D. Salina natural mixed carotenoids - 1.5 mg
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Dietary Supplements

Whether you're visiting the drug store, grocery or natural food shop you'll likely find an aisle where there are jars and bottles of things for you to put in your body that are neither foods nor medicines. Ranging from vitamins an...

d minerals to fiber and herbal remedies, these supplements are not regulated in the same way as either food or medicine. Some of them are backed by solid research, others are folk remedies or proprietary cures. If your diet does not include enough of certain vitamins or minerals, a supplement may be a good idea. Natural treatment for conditions like constipation may be effective. But because these substances are unregulated, it is always a good idea to educate yourself about the products and to use common sense when taking them. This is even more true if you are pregnant or taking a medicine that may be affected by supplements.

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