Once you know this stuff, you won't be able to un-know it! Trust me though, you need to know it!
For the last year I have been trying to open the proverbial Pandora's Box in the world of supplements, knowing that once it is opened things would never be the same. Well, I have been working feverishly for the last year and today something hit the news that I believe will be the beginning of the opening of one such Pandora's Box.
You probably heard the news I am referring to on Facebook, local, and national news today (read the article here).
Walgreens, WalMart, GNC and Target were all hit by the New York attorney general's office for selling bogus products. They found that many of these stores' name-brand herbal supplements are not what they say they are... Full of fillers and junk and possible allergens that could be quite dangerous for some people.
I know this is an isolated incident with store brands, but I believe this is just the tip of the iceberg. What you are going to learn in today's blog about what is being sold to us will turn what you know about supplements upside down. It certainly did for us a little over a year ago.
Once we discovered the truth about the nutrient deficiency in our food supply, we knew that we needed to supplement our diets with vitamins and minerals that are no longer available in food (even lacking in some organic foods). So, we began our homework and due-diligence with supplements.
Our primary goal was to find the highest quality, (mostly?) whole-food supplements that we possibly could. It was an overwhelming task that ended with a basket full of bottles. At one point I was taking close to 50 pills and/or capsules per day!
I was quite sick when I started supplementing and wondered when I would start feeling better (you can see the video beginning here). I never did.
Now, I understand why. It turns out that all of the supplements we had so diligently researched before purchasing were actually full of toxins! So, here I thought I was fortifying my diet with needed vitamins and minerals, but, instead, I was simply filling my system with toxins and absolutely no bio-available nutrients at all!!
I didn't know any of this until we met Eddie Stone, the founder and CEO of Touchstone Essentials. Eddie Stone started this company because, on his hunt for supplements for his own family, he found nothing but products full of these toxins.
The easiest way to explain all of this at this point is for you to click right here and print the report that pops up. This is a list of the most common ingredients in 98% of the supplements available today. This list will expose to you what these ingredients really are. So go ahead, click the link above, gather your own supplements come back, and we will continue (I'll wait).
If you are like me, you may be reading some of these ingredients and thinking, "These are just the scientific or technical names for vitamins and minerals; words I simply don't know because I'm not that smart." The list you printed or are looking at should make it very clear to you , like it did me, that these are not just technical words but words that hide the truth. Words that don't adequately describe what I am (and you are) putting into my body.
Words like cholecalciferol for vitamin D, which is actually irradiated lamb's wool.
Words like cyanocobalamin for vitamin B12, which is actually activated charcoal reacted with cyanide.
Words like ascorbic acid for vitamin C, which is made from fermented gmo corn, hydrochloric acid and acetone.
I was dumbfounded when I learned this stuff! How could this be allowed?
Even brands that doctors and naturopaths recommend to us have these toxic ingredients in them.
Turns out this industry is one of the most corrupt industries out there. With millions of people spending billions of dollars trying to improve their health, greed took over.
Like I said, I think this is the tip of the iceberg and I am ready! I want to be to the supplement world what the Food Babe is to exposing lies about so-called healthy food!
I know this is a long blog that may have created more questions than answers for you, so please feel free to comment or ask your questions below and we will do our best to help you sort through it all.
It's time! Are you ready?
Everyone deserves "the Good Inside," and, yes, "Purity is Possible."