Date: September 19, 2021 08:11AM
An interesting article this morning: https://theconversation.com/how-religious-fervor-and-anti-regulation-zealotry-laid-the-groundwork-for-americas-36-billion-supplement-industry-165046
The Mormon church is not directly mentioned yet it is the heart of the supplement and vitamin purveyors in the US. For some reason I have been reading various publications about these businesses and the tremendous amount of money they are making. In one article, a supplement was found to contain 0% of the ingredients it claimed. This supplement is still on shelves. I do not buy any such product from a Utah manufacturer. There seems to be more fraud from Utah regarding supplements than from any other location outside of China. Orrin Hatch was a major supporter of these supplement manufacturers and maintained a hands off approach to them.
I think this group on RfM is careful of dubious claims from supplement manufacturers. There are a few good supplements such as vitamin D3, B12 or B complexes in my opinion. I use a protein drink after gym workouts, though I am not sure that really works, but I like the taste and I mix it with fruits so I know the fruits are good for me at least. There are likely a few other helpful supplements. I just stick to D3 and B complexes and exercise. I am curious through experience and facts what else could be of benefit to an old fart such as myself.