I strongly feel that Becky has no knowledge of Shaklee Corp., where the science, safety and efficacy are proven to be there. I further disagree that we get all the nutrients from our food. That was the case once, but not anymore. Too many chemicals used deplete the nutrients in the soil in today's farming, thus depleting the nutrients in the foods grown. There is little or no rotation of crops to replenish nutrients the way there once was. Heavy and wide-spread use of chemicals (pesticides, fertilizers,etc., and GMO (genetically modified) plants/foods are another fact of life in farming today, The only safe and nutritious foods are those grown organically and "usually" locally on smaller farms where the rotation is done and the chemicals and GMO practices are not used.
Those of us familiar with Shaklee and who take their supplements and herbs, know that Shaklee already proves the efficacy, safety and science behind all of their products. This company has almost 100 clinical studies to back up those claims - more than the next 4 or 5 competitors put together. Money cannot buy those studies! And the studies prove that what is stated is not only in the products, but that they work.
In my humble opinion, most of the statements in this particular article are too broad and simply not the case with every single company. Sadly, it is true of way too many of them. You have to do your homework and research the producing company. You will also, sadly, find that most will not respond and almost none have published clinical studies that prove what's in the products and prove that the ingredients are organic and that they work. Celia (comment on 5/24/09) is on the right track, although there is no mention of where she gets those few, specific supplements. To your health - Louise
- 1/17/2012 5:09:35 PM