The goal of this blog is to help you separate the beneficial supplement products from the snake oils, counterfeits and fad products that are out there. Just because it’s popular doesn’t mean that it will work for you or that it’s a good use of your money. In fact, some products may even have side effects or interactions that you should be aware of.
Our experts take a look at some of these popular products and tell you the real science-based story – backed up with references and links you can follow to read the real science. If the product isn’t pulling it’s weight, we say so, and then we suggest some alternatives to consider that do have the science. Many popular products are really only based on perception and only have what we like to call “foo foo dust” amounts of the active ingredients.
We are enthusiasts about what supplements can do, but because of our industry experience, we are also skeptics. If a company can’t back up their claims with science and published research, we don’t want to see you spending your money on it. However, don’t take it from us – you should always talk to your doctor before starting any new supplement.
When you see a product discussed on this site, we provide a link for you to get more information on a site called iHerb. VITAMENTOR is not affiliated with iHerb, but if you choose to purchase a product on their site we get a small commission.
iHerb is a California-based internet retailer that’s been in business since 1996. They specialize in supplements and health products, and they only sell reputable products that are warehoused in several climate-controlled facilities across the US.
In addition they:
- Give you a 5% discount if you choose to buy a product after clicking one of our links
- Give you free (and fast) shipping on any order over $20, and under that it’s only $2
- Have reasonable prices and subscription options
- Always show full nutrition information on their products
- Offer a 360 degree view of each product
- Offer you a rewards program where you can earn cash back yourself for recommending iHerb to your friends and family
- Fund charitable initiatives to promote children’s education in Cambodia
The products we recommend are based on our independent and sciene-based opinion, and we will never recommend a product just to make a commission. Any of the products we recommend could be purchased elsewhere, or at least a similar product can be found. However, it’s hard to beat the quality, speed, convenience and trust with iHerb.com so we would encourage you to consider buying there.