Best Diet Supplements: Do Your Homework

Best Diet Supplements is a term widely searched by people. We've come a long way since our brand, the Shaklee Corporation started in 1956. Long before that, in the 1920's, Dr. Shaklee was pioneering the wellness industry when he discovered 'vitalized minerals' and made these vitamins for his patients. This was one doctor, in one practice, starting a revolution.

Back then vitamin was not a household word like today. It's taken a long time for the world to catch up with what Dr. Shaklee believed way back then: that natural nutrition can help the body heal and build better health. That belief has only recently been proven in Shaklee's long-term (20 year) landmark supplement study (Shaklee is the only brand to ever do a long term study like this).

Below is a recent communication withing the Shaklee family, from our Health Sciences Department that keeps us up to date with health and wellness science and research, and keeps us healthy with the #1 Natural Nutrition Company (in the United States) high quality food supplements.

We really do have to be in charge of our own good health and be proactive in looking for reputable information and ways to build better health so that we enjoy a great quality of life.

Good News Doesn't Always Make the Headlines.

When you think about supplementing your diet with vitamin packs, minerals, herbal remedies and other natural nutrients, you can think of it as insurance so that you are covered when your diet doesn't provide all of your nutrition needs, and with all the science and research that is being delivered to us, you can also count on these vitamins to give you better health.

I’d like to take a few moments of your time to provide some perspective on recent media attention to supplementation. It can be challenging to know what to trust, and we urge you to critically read articles about health and vitamins before assuming their validity - just as you would for any other reports from the Internet, a newspaper or the evening news.

Each year, hundreds of positive studies about nutrients and supplementation are published, the vast majority of which never make the news. Some examples of recently published clinical studies that have shown positive health outcomes include:

  • Calcium and vitamin D for osteoporosis prevention
  • Folic acid for preventing progression of cervical dysplasia, which are precancerous changes in the cells that line the cervix
  • Omega-3 fatty acids for reducing the risk of sudden death in people with existing heart disease
  • Vitamins C, E , beta carotene and zinc for reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration

Just recently, a study from the Netherlands showed positive metabolic effects in obese men taking resveratrol for as little as 30 days.

That’s good news, but it’s really only a very small part of it. And focusing on the positive contributions of dietary supplements is not only good for the people who use them, but for all of us. The Lewin Group, a healthcare consulting firm, actually estimated the U.S. could save $24 billion over 5 years if our elderly used a few basic nutritional supplements.

We are very committed to contributing to a broader understanding of nutrition and supplementation. Our dedication to clinical and scientific research separates Shaklee from the competition and has resulted in over 100 scientific papers—90 of them published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Recent examples of Shaklee sponsored studies are:

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism study from February, 2011, “A Resveratrol and Polyphenol blend suppresses the oxidative and inflammatory stress response to a high fat, high carbohydrate meal”
Our vitamin D intervention study published August, 2011 in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition entitled “Effects of Vitamin D supplementation on 25(OH)Vitamin D, HDL Cholesterol and other cardiovascular risk markers in subjects with elevated waist circumference”

Visit for more information and to see our most recently published studies.

A great way for you to read more about these and other studies and to receive regular updates on the latest research published on nutrition, supplements and health, is to bookmark this page and come back often.

I sincerely believe that each of us has the choice to make an ongoing commitment to a healthy lifestyle, and include natural nutrition supplements as part of our diet every day because they have been proven to work. To learn more about that proof, visit the Landmark Supplement Study.

All the best to you on your journey to a longer and healthier life.

Be well!

To incorporate Shaklee supplements into your daily healthy lifestyle, feel free to contact me or visit Have Good Health For Life.