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The 10 commandments of ingredient sourcing

Thou shalt... thou shalt not in the functional ingredients industry

From: The new bible for the next year

1. Thou shalt not adulterate.

2. Thou shalt not trust a Certificate of Analysis, but verify.

3. Thou shalt not pixie dust ingredients: formulate therapeutic dosage levels. Beware, marketers, lest ye be cast from the temple.

4. When using vitamin A, thou shalt use half palmitate, half beta-carotene.

5. When using vitamin B12, thou shalt prefer methylcobalamin over cyanocobalamin, for it is natural and more effective.

6. When using vitamin D, thou shalt use natural vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) over synthetic vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol), for improved effects.

7. When using vitamin E, thou shalt use natural d-alpha-tocopherol over synthetic d-l-alpha-tocopherol. Best of all is the full spectrum of four tocopherols and four tocotrienols.

8. When using selenium, thou shalt use high-selenium yeast over selenomethionine, because form matters, sayeth the science.

9. Thou shalt not piggyback flax on omega-3 DHA and EPA fish oil science. Same to you, krill.

10. Thou shalt label probiotic quantity at end of shelf life date.

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