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 sliew

I am a practicing Medical herbalist and doctor of naturopathy from Singapore.
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