Do you understand the ingredients in your natural nutritional supplements?

National Public Health Week is April 3-9 (http://www.nphw.org/).
With Public Health Week just around the corner, it might be time to think about what’s in those natural nutritional supplements you are taking? If you are asking these questions—good for you! If you’re not, you should be.
When we see terms like: serenoa repens, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, and methylsulfonylmethane. They all sound pretty scientific and very serious. However, each can be found in common supplements such as saw palmetto, red yeast rice, and glucosamine and chondroitin.
Ever wonder about titanium dioxide, methylcobalamin or microcrystalline cellulose? Sounds icky, right? Well, they’re common ingredients in Co Q-10, Vitamin B supplements, and a probiotic formula made by several companies.
And, taken as directed, they all have a purpose and are generally harmless. But, how would you know?
Enter Tampa entrepreneur David Boos (pronounced Bose, like the speakers). With so many consumer questions about the natural nutritional supplements he is marketing on his Wisdom of Nature Marketplace website, and consumer confusion in general with all of the supplements out there, David decided to do something to help people understand what is in them.
He created a nutritional/educational online encyclopedia called Nutra Wiki (www.nutrawiki.org). Nutra Wiki is being continually updated by teams of researchers.
A free website, Nutra Wiki gives common, everyday explanations for the thousands of scientific ingredients, compounds, substances, oils, seeds, leaves, solutions, berries, kernels, grains and liquids we find in our natural nutritional supplements these days.
“It’s all about nutritional education,” declares David, also the creator of the Nutra Trivia! online trivia game. “We want people to really get involved in the natural supplement movement, to really to know what’s in their natural health supplements, get educated, and to have a lot of fun at the same time!”
National Public Health Week, April 3-9, might just be a good time for you to pull some of those bottles of natural supplements off the shelf and finally find out what’s really in them – and in you.