Questionable supplements

I came across a weight loss health supplement during a recent conference in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). It has soy protein isolate as one of the main ingredients  Another fruit drink product has fructose and sucrose as main ingredients. 

Please note that these are questionable ingredients. For example soy protein isolate is a denatured food, which is controversial for long term consumption (another example is whey protein isolate in some weight loss and muscle building products). As for fructose and sucrose; we have enough sugar and other high glycemic index foods in our diet. We don’t need more. 

Why are these ingredients allowed in supplements? They are ‘safe’ but no studies are done to assess long term toxicity.

It is sad that these products are sometimes endorsed by some nutritional scientists (many are PhDs) and even naturopaths.  

About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases.
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