How Do I Choose the Best Organic Supplements?

Nicole Madison
Nicole Madison

Choosing the best organic supplements usually starts by making sure they are organic by checking for a certified organic stamp from a reputable certifying body. Besides that, you may do well to ensure that all of the ingredients in a supplement are organic by choosing one that is 100-percent organic rather than one that has a lower percentage of organic ingredients. Sugar content might influence your choice as well. Additionally, you may find that cost influences your ability to buy the quality supplements you want and seek ways to obtain them for less.

Organic supplements.
Organic supplements.

When you are trying to choose the best organic supplements, certification may prove to be one of your most critical considerations. To ensure that you are actually taking an organic supplement rather than one with misleading labeling, you may do well to search for a supplement that has a seal of approval from a respected certifying body. You might protect yourself even further by researching the certifying body to make sure your confidence in its seal is well deserved.

Sometimes costs can get in the way of choosing the best organic supplements.
Sometimes costs can get in the way of choosing the best organic supplements.

If you want to purchase the best organic supplements, you will most likely want one that is 100-percent organic rather than only containing some organic ingredients. This is another situation in which it is important to carefully read the label of a supplement before you buy it. You may find some that have 100-percent organic ingredients as well as others that are still considered organic though only 95 percent of the ingredients fit this designation. Additionally, you may find some supplements labeled as "made with organic ingredients," indicating 70 percent or less of the ingredients are organic.

Many experts also recommend avoiding sugar as an ingredient when you are trying to choose the best organic supplements. While it may seem counterproductive to include sugar in a supplement that is supposed to improve health, some do contain this ingredient in an effort to make the supplement more palatable. This is frequently the case when it comes to chewable vitamins. In a 100-percent organic supplement, any added sugar may be organic, but many health experts agree that consuming it is unnecessarily adding sugar into one's diet. In general, it will prove more beneficial for your health to keep your sugar consumption to a minimum and get what little you do eat from your regular diet.

Sometimes costs can get in the way of your ability to choose the best organic supplements. This is because supplements that include organic certification stamps and seals of approval are often more expensive than others. Likewise, a supplement that contains 100-percent organic ingredients may prove more expensive than those with only 95-percent or 70-percent organic ingredients. Instead, of settling for a supplement that isn't 100 percent organic, you can buy in bulk or use coupons to save money. Additionally, you could wait for sales at your local grocery or health food store, such as buy-one-get-one-free sales, and stock up on supplements then.

Nicole Madison
Nicole Madison

Nicole’s thirst for knowledge inspired her to become a wiseGEEK writer, and she focuses primarily on topics such as homeschooling, parenting, health, science, and business. When not writing or spending time with her four children, Nicole enjoys reading, camping, and going to the beach.

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