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AllStarHealth.com recently launched the new site!  If you haven’t already taken a look, you should check it out!  They have added new functionality and made it incredibly more user friendly.  They have also made it easier to search by categories like Vitamins & Supplements, Sports Nutrition, Weight Loss, Herbs, Specialty Formulas, Healthy Kitchen, Equipment/Accessories, Bath & Body and [...]

Rhodiola Rosea is a herb gaining popularity as an alternative to expensive prescription medicines for stress and anxiety.  During times like these, where many are facing economic hardships, it is no question that depression may begin to be on the rise.  That being said, it is important to see the more cost effective and natural medicines to face [...]

Historically, garlic has been considered a powerful plant for preventing disease and treating common ailments.  The benefits of garlic can be obtained through cooking with the garlic cloves, or by taking one of many supplements on the market.  One major benefit of supplementing vs. cooking garlic is being able to avoid the bad breath that garlic [...]

Dear AllStarHealth.com,

I’ve noticed that some supplements list all their ingredients and tell you exactly how much of each one there is. Other products lump everything into a list like ‘Proprietary Blend’ or “Exclusive HyperDiet Complex” without specify ingredient amounts. Why do only some products specify amounts? I would think every customer wants or even needs to know that.

Best regards,

Tom Wilton

Dear Tom,

A lot of other customers have noticed this as well. Some have questioned whether this Proprietary Blend Approach is an attempt to conceal information from customers, such as a worrisome level of caffeine, sugars, or some other red-flag ingredient. While it’s true they’re trying to conceal information, they’re not trying to conceal it from you the customer.

We certainly agree with you that it’s in the customer’s best interest to see exact amounts of all ingredients in a product. And, actually, we’re sure that supplement companies themselves would agree also. We know them well and it’s clear that without exception they’re all really proud of their products and have nothing to hide. Nothing to hide, that is, from you.

Most people are familiar with diabetes and hyperglycemia. After all, both are extremely common. But when you ask most people what diabetes and hyperglycemia really are – even persons who have diabetes or hyperglycemia – it’s clear most people don’t understand either condition.
Because the answer you usually get – “high blood sugar” – isn’t really correct.