Water is the basis of life, constantly keeping our organs clean and pumping, our muscles and skin in good health, and our energy levels at their best. Incredibly, new research has found the water may also improve our brain function. Read more
Archive for Multivitamin
Getting a full night’s sleep isn’t just important to feel rested the next morning, it is crucial to keeping your metabolism and immune system functioning at their best and preventing problems like obesity, diabetes, and brain disorders.
One of the hurdles every product has to jump before it can be RTRGeek Approved (or aPP-aPProved by our friends over there) is that it must pass independent 3rd-party testing to verify the claims on the label are accurate.
Well the most recent shipment of The Foundation™ Multivitamin fell a little short of this hurdle.
When the testing came back, it was discovered that the tablets contained less of a handful of ingredients than the formula calls for, and the printed labels claimed.
What To Do Now?
Believe it or not, there are plenty of companies who would have said “oh, well, it’s close enough!” and sold the bottles anyway. But for a company with integrity that wasn’t an option.
Option #2 was to return all the bottles to the manufacturer (who has conducted a pretty thorough investigation and figured out how this happened, so it will NOT happen again) for a refund. Unfortunately, that would mean several hundred bottles would wind up clogging up a landfill somewhere.
So aPP got creative and came up with Option #3, which they (and we) think is a win-win for everyone.
You see, the ingredients that tested low are still above RDA. The testing did not discover any ingredients that shouldn’t be there – no toxins or yeast or bacteria or any of the other things routinely tested for. All in all, this is still a better quality supplement than the multivitamin you can buy at your corner drugstore.
It’s still a very GOOD vitamin. It’s just not the awesomely GREAT one it’s supposed to be.
The Solution: A Bargain!
So the folks at aPP had some new labels printed which reflect the actual content of the tablets in these bottles as borne out by two rounds (the second to confirm the first) of 3rd party testing.
And now, they’re offering these bottles at an incredibly low discounted price to move them quickly. It’s still going to be several weeks before a new run of The Foundation™ is completed (and tested) so for now this is a fantastic opportunity to do 3 things:
- Get a super, above-average quality multivitamin at a bargain-basement price
- Help keep these bottles out of a landfil
- Make sure aPP doesn’t wind up losing money for doing the right thing. (They can’t get a refund from the manufacturer if they don’t return the shipment. So either they sell them to cover costs or ship them back to become landfill fodder).
Ask 99% of the world that question and a good chunk will say not enough calcium combined with aging. But new evidence suggests that conventional wisdom may be wrong.
And it all comes from deer antlers. Read more
Do we really have to give up bits of our cognitive functions to age? Apparently not. New research shows older adults with higher levels of certain nutrients in their blood performed better on measures of thinking abilities, and their brains had larger volumes. Read more
Did you notice that we recently changed our multivitamin recommendation? Our product recommendations aren’t static – when new information and/or a better product comes along, then we will change them.
This new multivitamin now includes vitamin A. In the past, we looked for multivitamins that excluded vitamin A, because early findings indicated there was an issue with including it in a multivitamin, but… Read more
The Nutrition Journal recently published a study about doctors and supplements. The study included 900 doctors in three specialties – cardiology, dermatology and orthopedics.
Researchers found that regular use of supplements was reported by:
• 37% of cardiologists
• 59% of dermatologists
• 91% of orthopedists
And, the following percentages of doctors recommend dietary supplements to their patients:
• 72% of cardiologists
• 66% of dermatologists
• 91% of orthopedists
Kind of makes me wonder why the cardiologists aren’t following their own advice more often, but it looks like the orthopedists recommend and take supplements at the same rate, which is pretty good.
Curious as to why they’re recommending supplements?
• For heart health or to lower cholesterol (Cardiologists)
• To benefit skin, hair and nails (Dermatologists)
• For bone and joint health (Orthopedists)
So, what was the supplement doctors recommend most? Researchers found the supplement recommended most often is the multivitamin.
Find out more about the multivitamin that we recommend.