Scientific Review Points to Dietary Supplement Users Also Engaging in a Pattern of Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Announces Ethical Alternative Products

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Dietary supplement users appear to be taking supplement products as just one component of a broader effort to achieve a healthier lifestyle, and not as the sole approach to improved well-being.

There’s no magic bullet for good health, and supplement users seem to understand the importance of combining, rather than isolating, healthy practices.

A scientific review* performed by Annette Dickinson and Duffy MacKay at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), and published in Nutrition Journal, examined data from 20 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and found that “overall, the evidence suggests that users of dietary supplements are seeking wellness and are consciously adopting a variety of lifestyle habits that they consider to contribute to healthy living.”

According to Dr. Dickinson, “one-half to two-thirds of the American population takes supplements, and these supplement users are more likely than non-users to adopt positive health-related habits such as consuming healthier diets, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy body weight, and avoiding tobacco products.”

“It’s clear that supplement users, for the most part, are not just popping pills in lieu of putting in the hard work it takes to be healthy”, stated Judy Blatman Senior VP at CRN. “There’s no magic bullet for good health, and supplement users seem to understand the importance of combining, rather than isolating, healthy practices.” Of the 77% of all adults who believe that taking supplements is a smart choice for a healthy lifestyle, 53% said they take supplements for overall health and well-being, and 35% said it was to fill in nutrient gaps in their diet.

“In the category of dietary supplements for overall health and well-being, alpha lipoic acid ranks high among products that are effective in relieving oxidative stress that is common in many chronic diseases” stated Gerald Bruno Ph.D., CEO of Ethical Alternative Products. “The ThioGel brand of alpha lipoic acid is solubilized for enhanced absorption and bioavailability and is packaged in easy to swallow softgel capsules. Highest quality raw material alpha lipoic acid that is sourced from Europe is used to make the ThioGel product,” stated Bruno.

About Ethical Alternative Products
Ethical Alternative Products is a dietary supplement supplier that is focused on the formulation of scientifically sound natural products that can make a meaningful difference in achieving and maintaining health during aging. The mission of our senior scientific management is to develop and produce high-value supplements, employing innovative formulations and highest quality raw materials. Products produced by Ethical Alternative Products include ThioGel liquid gel alpha lipoic acid, ThioGel-L triple antioxidant liver formulation, OmniFlex multi-nutrient joint health product and Tendonex topical pain reliever.

*Health Habits and Other Characteristics of Supplement Users. Dickinson, Annette and MacKay, Duffy. Nutrition Journal. 2014, 13:14.

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