Beware of Fake Supplements

beware of fake supplements

In their column, “Health Advice”, Drs. Oz and Roizen, recently discussed “Supplemental Phonies.” The Doctors referenced a study that looked at 44 herbal products, 30 species of herbs and 50 leaf samples. The study concluded that:

  • 59% of the products contained material from plants NOT listed on the label.
  • Just 48% contained what they claimed as the active ingredient.
  • Of the 12 companies researched, only two delivered what they promised on the label without any substitutions.

Study Conclusion

The study used DNA barcoding to conduct a blind test of the authenticity for 44 herbal products representing 12 companies. Their findings were shocking.

“Most of the herbal products tested were of poor quality, including considerable product substitution, contamination and use of fillers. These activities dilute the effectiveness of otherwise useful remedies, lowering the perceived value of all related products because of a lack of consumer confidence in them. We suggest that the herbal industry should embrace DNA barcoding for authenticating herbal products through testing of raw materials used in manufacturing products. The use of an SRM DNA herbal barcode library for testing bulk materials could provide a method for ‘best practices’ in the manufacturing of herbal products. This would provide consumers with safe, high quality herbal products.”

See the abstract of the study

Our Promise to You

As a loyal LivOn Labs’ customer, you can rest assured that all of our high performance dietary supplements meet or exceed industry standards. If an ingredient is printed on our cartons; we guarantee that the unadulterated ingredient is included in the supplement. Furthermore, each and every batch of Lypo-Spheric™ supplements undergoes rigorous laboratory testing before it is ever released to you!

LivOn Labs works hard to ensure our products meet our strict requirements. Our products are all non-GMO, dairy free, vegan, animal cruelty free, sugar free and free of artificial flavoring. We are the supplement of choice for those concerned about their health

Beware of fake supplements!

12 Responses to Beware of Fake Supplements

  1. Gail Herring says:

    I have been using your vitamin C product for years and feel it is everything you say it is. I just wish you made a multivitamin and probiotics!

    • Felipe Gonzales says:

      Thank you for your support and I hope you continue to receive great results! We specialize in encapsulating nutrients, which are not easily absorbed such as vitamin C and Glutathione. Liposomal technology allows the nutrient to be more bio-available however for nutrients that are readily absorbed by the body, liposomal technology would not be warranted. Thanks for the comment!! Don’t forget to leave us a review on Yelp or Google Reviews. You’re our voice!

  2. shuan says:

    Do you have any research articles backing up that you coated vitamin c improves absorption over regular supplement? I can’t find that in any peer reviewed journal. Please share.

  3. Greg ang Mya says:

    Hello LivOn..

    Lypo-Spheric has changed our lives. We have honestly not been to a doctor for at lease a year since we discovered your product and we have two small children. We now overcome many ailments with it.

    We found supply a bit difficult a few months ago and we were absolutely horrified to consider that you may have Sold to some Big Pharma entity and they could potentially remove Lypo-Spheric from the market.

    There seems to be a grass roots awakening of both the words of Hippocrates…”Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” and people become educated about real and very effective supplements.

    With love.. Greg & My

    • Felipe Gonzales says:

      Thank you for the wonderful words on the Lypo-Spheric products. We are thrilled to hear that our products have helped you and your family. Rest assured that LivOn Labs is still a privately-owned company, and has not been sold to Big Pharma! We have ample supply of each product, and encourage you to order directly from LivOn at whenever you need additional product.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I would love to take your b vitamins but have read that ‘folic acid’ is not what we should be taking but rather folate or another form. Can you explain why you use folic acid? Thanks!

    • Felipe Gonzales says:

      Folic acid has been the trusted form of this important B vitamin for many years. L-methylfolate has recently become available in dietary supplements, and is commonly recommended for people who have MTHFR genetic mutations. We are in the process of evaluating L-methylfolate to replace folic acid in the Lypo-Spheric B Complex Plus.

  5. shalom says:

    I having been buying the lypo spheric vitamin C from Amazon. Are they authentic? Are they your distributors?

    • Kaili Carpenter says:

      Hello, We do have a select group of sellers that purchase product from us and are approved to sell on Amazon. LivOn Labs also has a storefront on Amazon that you can purchase from. I hope this is helpful!

  6. Elizabeth de Jesus says:

    Hi I like your Lypricel and im buying in but lately the color of the box is different and when i check your website your box is also different from them. please adviser if the one from Iherb is fake cause i bought 4 boxes recently for my siblings.

    Thank you.

    • Kaili Carpenter says:

      Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for checking in. When we did the latest printing of cartons, the color was a little different. Good catch! We are working to get our print colors more consistent moving forward. Thank you.

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