Importance Of Health Insurance Portability

Choice is always good. In a globalized world, the consumer has a plethora of choices in everything, from airlines to automobiles. This is why nowadays even airlines make an announcement after the passengers land: “We know you have a choice. Thanks for flying with us!”

It’s rather simple. You have a choice – if you don’t like the product or service, switch! The same goes for health insurance policies as well. In India, people have woken up to the promise of health insurance, which has led to a proliferation of health insurance providers across the board. Because of this wide variety available, the policyholder doesn’t need to stick to an insurance provider if they feel dissatisfied with the services.

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) has a novel scheme for disgruntled policyholders to switch providers: health insurance portability. Now, what do we mean by this? Let’s elaborate.

What is health insurance portability?

Health insurance portability is the manner through which a health insurance policyholder can transfer his/her existing policies from the current provider to a new one. Portability offers a way for customers to opt for better service and product. That way, an insurance provider cannot take them for granted.

Reasons for porting

When and why should you port a health insurance policy to a different provider? Here are some pointers to help you decide:

o Quality of Service

If you feel that the standards of service offered by a policyholder is not at par with what they promised while logging you in, may be it’s time to move on. Often, an insurance provider will promise the moon while getting a customer on board in the eagerness of cracking a deal, but gradually, reality strikes and the customer realizes that it was all hogwash. There’s no point continuing a bitter relationship, right?

o Increased Benefits

There might be a point when you realize the cover offered to you by your current health insurance provider is not sufficient, and after talking to them it seems clear that that’s the best they can do. Under the circumstances, it may be wise to switch to a provider that can offer the additional cover/ benefits.

o Expensive

There is really no point in paying more for a service/ benefit that is available for a much lesser price with a competing provider. If you feel the competition offers a better product at lesser cost, it is time to make that switch.

o Specialization

Health insurance policies are offered by general insurance companies as well specialized health insurance providers. If it is felt that with the current provider, the attention is more on non-health policies, switching to a specialized health insurance company may suit your needs better.

o Relocation

When you relocate to a new city, you need to have the same services and cover as before. But your existing insurance provider may not have as better access or as many network hospitals in the city. It might then make sense to port to a provider who has those services in your city.

o Claim Settlement

This is important. Some companies take ages to clear a claim. Before you land up in such a situation, it’s important to know whether your insurance provider has any such reputation. If that is the case, port out.

o Transparency

Often there are hidden clauses and conditions in the contract which the policyholder is not aware of. Such hidden clauses rear their ugly head during emergencies, and you do not know where to go. Time to move to a provider with more transparency in their dealings.

Now that we have a fair idea when to opt for portability, it is also important to know the benefits. What does a policyholder gain out of it? Well, here it goes:

Benefits of portability


While porting to a new provider, it becomes easier to customize the features to one’s specific needs and requirements. You can add nominees, even go for additional cover or benefits.

Continuity Benefits

When you change your health insurance company, there is no reason to lose the benefits you had accrued with your previous provider. According to IRDA, your new insurer has to give you the benefits accumulated with previous insurer.

New Sum Insured

IRDA says your new insurer has to insure you at least up to the sum insured under the old policy. In most cases, the existing sum insured is added to the accrued bonus to give the new sum assured. The No Claim Bonus is also added to the new sum insured.

Better service, affordable premiums, transparency Portability takes care of the inconveniences associated with your earlier health insurer, owing to which you made the switch in the first place.

Yes, portability is a major advantage to those health insurance policyholders who are unhappy with their current insurance provider. But it’s also important to know the conditions and criteria for portability to occur.

Conditions for portability

1. The policy can be ported only at the juncture of renewal. The new insurance period will be with the new company
2. Apart from waiting period credit, all the other terms of the new policy will be at the discretion of the new insurance company
3. The process has to be initiated by the policyholder at least 45 days before renewal:

o Write to your existing provider requesting a shift
o Specify the new insurer you want to shift your policy to
o Ensure that the policy is renewed without a break (there is a 30-day grace period if porting is under process)

In short, if you are disappointed with your health insurance policy, portability is a good option that offers a recourse – if the above conditions are met. Now, let’s get into the most important part.

How to port?

Porting Process:

o Application for portability should be made at least 45 days before the renewal date of the existing policy, on the portability form
o The company will then send your portability form and all the policy related documents
o The new insurer will take a decision on accepting the policy within 15 days

Other documents include all previous policies, claim experience, proof of age and others. If any other documents are required, the new insurance company may ask for it.

… One more thing!

These are some small pointers that go a long way in ensuring that the transition is smooth and a happy one:

1. Read all the terms and conditions, product features, brochures of the new company before deciding
2. Do know that the new company can decide to hike the premium, at its discretion
3. Check the claim settlement ratio
4. Needless to say, check for good customer support and service

Stop Screwing With Your Body

Unless you’re opting for a dietary change that you can sustain for life, you’re setting yourself up for fat gain and a lifetime of ‘yo-yo’ dieting.

Why does the weight always come back?

We’re lead to believe that weight loss is all about calories in and calories out. The diet industry, by reinforcing this message, makes money by keeping you as a quick fix consumer. They know all too well that dieting doesn’t work long term.

The brain controls hunger and energy use, specifically the hypothalamus. Now here’s the kicker; the brain has its own set range on what it thinks you should weigh. So if you’re wishing you were 20kg lighter, you’ll need to more than just think about it. If you’ve ever changed your eating or exercise habits you may have noticed that your weight loss/gain fluctuates anywhere between 4-7kg. This is your brains handy work. It will allow you to move up and down in weight between that range because that is what it thinks you should weigh. If you really over consume over a long period of time it will allow you to go above this range, but very rarely will it allow you to go below.

Up until a few years ago I honestly thought that the body wanted to be lean. I would picture an athletic, muscular cave man chewing on a piece of raw meat whilst wrestling a lion, and think that all I had to do to achieve that was lift heavy weights, sprint and eat paleo – and find a lion to wrestle. Feed your body with everything it needs and it will reach that point of optimum health and vitality.

But then why are there still people doing all the right things and not losing weight? Why are people still overweight?

The brain is a master adaptor. Throughout our existence it has adapted to the environmental changes, including periods of food scarcity. Your set bodyweight range has developed as a safety net, an insurance policy designed to get you through times when finding food is difficult. This is otherwise known as your ‘starvation response’. Your body will go through powerful measures to keep you within its set range. If you lose weight, your brain reacts as if you were starving. It sends messages to your body to increase hunger signals and burn less energy – making sticking to a low calorie diet almost impossible. Long term studies have shown that even after 7 years of dieting, your body will still try and go back to its set range. On the flip side, if you consume a high calorie diet, the set range will freely move higher. If, for example, your current range is between 90-94kg, a high calorie diet can increase your range to 94-98kg.

What can we do about it?

Set a goal – and be comfortable with it. Don’t let the industry dictate to you who or what you need to look like. The truth is that you can be fat and healthy, and you don’t need shredded abs to have a long and healthy life. In fact, studies show that those with a BMI of over 25 live the longest. If you want to look like a cover model, you’re going to have to work HARD. You need to get in touch with someone who knows how to get results – in exchange they’ll want a good amount of money. If you just want to feel more comfortable in your clothes, or look good naked or on the beach, you won’t have to give up your whole life. In my eBook The Ultimate Body Plan, I explain easy, product and cost free ways to achieve this. There’s no calorie counting or dieting, just proven systems that will set you up for will power free success.

Stop dieting – for good. ‘Controlled eaters’ are those people who count calories and jump from diet plan to diet plan. These types of people are more susceptible to over eating; eating one square of chocolate is much more likely to lead to a binge for them rather than for someone who has taken control of their habits. Controlled eaters are also easily led by advertising and marketing, making them the perfect prey for supermarkets and Herbalife/Juice Plus reps. Importantly, let’s not forget that the more you diet, the more fat you’ll gain long term.

Build habits – for long term success. The reality is that the outcome of most diets is that you’ll come out fatter on the other side. Building lifelong habits and having systems that set you up for success is the key. In my book I provide 30 lifestyle habits that can be implemented into everyone’s schedule, no matter how busy.

Eat mindfully – and listen to your body. Your body becomes sensitive when either hungry or full. Eat and make food choice decisions without distraction. Eat food that makes you feel good, tastes good and that you can envision eating long term.

Prevent weight gain – by building a great relationship with your body and its nutrition. Preventing weight gain will be a lot more successful than trying to lose weight.

Exercise Or Diet, Which Is Better For Weight Loss?

With a drastic change in the lifestyle of the people, obesity is one of the major problems that have come into existence. Every second person is the victim to this problem. While many people have started getting conscious about their health, the prime question that strikes their mind is which works best, the diet or the exercise? However, both come up with their own results, so no particular thing can be favored entirely.

In short, if you are comparing exercise v/s diet, you really need to understand what works where and how you need to consider both the things to achieve the desired weight loss goals. If exercise helps you shed off extra pounds with a good pace, a nutritional diet plan helps you stay in shape and maintain the weight. This way both diet and exercise work in its own way. A list of the advantages of physical workout and the diet plans will help understand their working.

Benefits of Regular Workout

• Burn calories faster
• Reduce the risks of heart attacks.
• Help curb diabetes problem.
• Keeps the blood pressure normal
• Reduce Stress and anxiety
• Help recover bone fractures fast and easily.
• Reduces strokes
• Improves your looks
• Increase mental sharpness

With so many advantages of doing the physical exercises, it’s easy to understand how important it is for weight loss. As you lose weight, your skin starts getting loose so it is very important to stay toned and maintain the body mass in a proper shape. Additionally, exercise increases your metabolism level, as a result of which you experience losing weight with a fast pace. This way, exercise helps a lot in staying healthy.

While exercise helps in achieving the weight loss goals, diet plans also contribute a great deal for the same purpose. Most often people feel it hard to control their hunger for the unhealthy food and concentrate on exercising only. However, this is not a good idea. You cannot think of losing weight this way. Both the things have to go in symmetry. Exercising in the morning and eating the junk in the evening will bring no results which mean you need to get particular about your food choices.

More to this, food choices make much difference in gaining or losing weight. So, it is mandatory to adopt a worthy diet plan. Recent studies say that wrong food choices are the biggest cause of weight gain. So, both nutritional diet and the exercise plans must go hand in hand to stay slim and healthy.

4 Skin Benefits of Using a Moroccan Argan Oil Product

The world is slowly undergoing a magical transformation where individuals are paying more attention to “natural” things. From foods to the medications and cosmetic products, the world population is steadily showing more preference for natural products. The cosmetic industry is particularly revealing a trend where consumers have more confidence on natural oils, lotions and creams and so on. Among the most popular and trusted oils as far as skin care is concerned is the Moroccan Argan oil.

It is more appealing to consumers who are struggling with premature aging- a common occurrence in recent years. Today, more than ever, people want to not only feel younger but actually, appear more youthful. Argan oil is commercially marketed as one of the natural oils with an incredibly rich source of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins. The best testimonials come from the women of Mediterranean who have been using Moroccan Argan oil for many centuries. The oil has been a critical part of both their culinary delights as well as skin care. Over the years, it has performed miraculously positive transformation to the hair, nails and most importantly, the skin.

Typically, when your skin is adequately toned and moisturized, the process of aging is slowed down. If you want to utilize it as a serum, the night cream should be applied after the oil has been absorbed into the skin.

Products containing Argan oil can be used in numerous ways to promote a healthier and glowing skin

1. Face glow:

A woman with a glowing skin becomes an object of envy by fellow women as well as men. Moreover, a healthy looking skin adds a person’s confidence levels. Of course, with so much confidence, it is impossible not to conquer the world.

2. Bath and body oil:

a few drops of the Argan oil can be applied directly to the skin. Better still, you may add a couple of Argan oil drops into the body lotion or bath. Apparently, it is also safe for use on babies. Pregnant women who are also struggling with stretch marks on the belly may use products containing oil.

3. A hydrating toner:

if you already have a facial toner, you may add a few drops of this oil to it to not only hydrate but also tone your skin. Another alternative would be to buy a toner that contains oil.

4. Rejuvenation and Skin brightening:

to your store-bought mask, add a few drops of Moroccan Argan oil. After wearing the mask for about ten minutes, always remember to rinse the skin using warm water.

The Anti-Aging Benefits of Argan Oil

One of the latest skin care trends to hit the shelves around the world is argan oil, which has long been used in its native home of North Africa for its various beauty and health benefits. This particular product can not only be applied to skin and hair for beauty benefits, but can also be consumed for a number of health reasons, including reducing cholesterol and inflammation in the body.

One of the main reasons that this particular oil has become popular however is the fact that it has anti-aging benefits for the skin. With many women looking to maintain plump and glowing skin for as long as possible, products touted as ‘miracle’ anti-aging solutions are often quick to grow in hype and sell out in shops as they become widely known to the general public.

Although this oil has only relatively recently because popular, evidence goes to show that there are indeed many benefits to this product, and that its anti-aging properties are very real. Here are some of the benefits that you can enjoy if you do decide to give argan oil a try for yourself.

The first main quality of this oil is that it is packed full of vitamin E, which has long been known as one of the most beneficial vitamins in skincare. The product also contains high levels of substances called saponins, which work together with the high levels of vitamin E present to nourish the skin, plumping out any wrinkles that are present.

Argan oil is therefore arguably very suited to those who already have some wrinkles and would like to naturally reduce them without using any kind of harsh chemical product. This product can simply be used as neat moisturiser on damp skin both morning and night in order to nourish the skin and enjoy the anti-wrinkle benefits.

It should be noted, however, that this particular oil is very rich – as well as being rich in benefits – and for this reason it may need to be mixed with a non-greasy and light oil in order to avoid an oily appearance. This is especially the case for naturally oilier skins, and should be kept in mind when applying the product in the morning before makeup.

As well as having anti-wrinkle benefits, argan oil also prevents premature aging and reduces the effects of environmental damage. Thus, even if you are not too concerned with reducing the appearance of your wrinkles, you may well want to invest in an argan skin care routine nonetheless in order to avoid environmental skin damage accumulating too fast.

The reason for this is that the oil contains a very high level of anti-oxidants, which help protect against damage caused by UV radiation from the sun. Although it should not be worn instead of a good sunscreen, it can fade spots caused by the sun and reduce inflammation and redness. Furthermore, it has also been shown to act against potentially tumorous skin cells.

For this reason, using this oil is not something that should be limited to the face, and is recommended for whole body use too. This will not only keep skin nourished and supple, but can fight against premature skin aging on the body as well as on the face.

These are just a few of the anti-aging benefits of argan oil, but many experts recommend that you take this product internally as well – although you should check with your supplier whether the product that you are purchasing is destined for human consumption or cosmetic use before you start adding it to your salad dressings.

The oil is great as a regular face and body moisturiser, and because of its effectiveness against wrinkles and its prevention of environmental damage to the skin, it is recommended for people of all ages.

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How To Deal With Certain Medical Emergencies

Have you been faced with a medical emergency? Do you know how you will react or what you must do? Having some idea on what to do in the event of an emergency can make sure the person gets the best level of care until they are taken to the nearest emergency medical services center to get the full diagnosis and treatment that they deserve.

Whether at work, on your way home from work or even at home, you can be faced with serious medical issues. Knowing what to do can ensure the person gets the best level of care within the shortest period, which ensures that they have a higher chance of a full recovery moving forward.

The first medical emergency you should know how to handle is chest pain. There are varying degrees of chest pain, but you can’t really afford to take the risk. Whether you or someone you know is experiencing chest pain, call 911 without delay. This could be a heart attack and you want to make sure that they get the urgent treatment they need to cut the amount of damage to their heart.

It is very important that you stay calm when calling 911 and follow the instructions of the operator, while they arrange emergency medical services to get to your place. Follow their instructions, answering questions accurately. When you panic, the operator has to try to calm you down and when you aren’t calm it is harder to follow their very strict instructions.

It is always useful to know basic CPR. This can save a life and if the person has had a heart attack, giving them CPR can keep them alive until the emergency medical services reach you.

Having someone faint in front of you can be quite a scary experience and the cause could be just about anything. Identifying whether to call in the emergency medical services or just give the person time to recover can be a big responsibility. When they faint see if they fall and hit their head, if they do, then it’s advisable to dial 911 without delay. If they faint and don’t fall, you can ask them if they are alright and see their response.

Fainting can be caused by heart issues, diabetes or simply overheating. The best thing to do is find how serious the situation is, ask them how they feel and make them comfortable. Sometimes a glass of water and letting them sit with their feet up will improve how they feel, reducing the need to call in the professionals.

Choking is another scary emergency that you may be faced with from time to time. There are varying degrees of choking, some more serious than others. If you have someone who is coughing, that means that they are still getting air and they can breathe. The best course of action here is to allow them to cough up whatever they have caught.

In the event that the coughing becomes worse, keep an eye on them to ensure that their breathing is not compromised. The Heimlich maneuver is a popular choice but should not be used if the person is coughing. If they are struggling to breathe and are not coughing then this can be used. If all else fails, dial 911 and follow the operators instructions.

The last emergency that you may be faced with is bleeding. Bleeding can be severe and cause for concern. Remember everyone has plenty of blood so only very severe bleeding is really a cause for concern, though it can be a symptom of something. An example is a nose bleed that won’t stop could be a sign of high blood pressure and visiting the emergency medical services is probably the best option to have it treated and find the underlying cause moving forward.

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Health Care Is Our Leading Cause of Death

A new Johns Hopkins study estimates that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors. This includes deaths from surgical mistakes, incorrect medications, and treating the wrong patient, and it places medical errors just behind heart disease and cancer as our biggest killers.

However, the exact number of these types of deaths is probably much higher because this estimate doesn’t include things like errors in diagnoses and breakdowns in communications. Most of all, it doesn’t include the countless times that an egotistical doctor can’t admit when he is wrong. The real number of deaths from medical errors is probably easily 500,000. How can this be?

Well, doctors come out of medical school with a unwarranted chip on their shoulder. They recognize that they have spent more time and money on their education than most people, and somehow they think they can do no wrong. Then when the inevitable mistake occurs, they can’t admit it. They use their training to their own advantage by manipulating the records to make themselves look better. And we patients are partly to blame because, for unknown reasons, we agree to elevate them in social status and treat them like gods. Everybody needs to know that doctors make mistakes.

Why is it not difficult for me to believe that doctors would resort to immoral and illegal tactics to save their own reputations? Well, it’s because I’ve been to see doctors a few times. I can see and sense their huge egos and feelings of superiority. I also know that they make tons of money, and, unlike in previous days, that seems to be the driving force behind their careers. During the past two years, two of my regular doctors have retired to their tropical islands at about age 50. Their excuse: Obamacare paperwork–while trying to help hurting people didn’t seem to enter into their retirement plans. Whatever happened to the day when doctors felt like they should work into their seventies or eighties to help justify the high cost of their education, and to help people as long as they could?

Furthermore, doctors intentionally cause the deaths of 100,000 HEALTHY babies in the womb every year by performing abortions. Consider the truth about the leading causes of death in the United States each year:

Abortion: 1,000,000
Medical Errors: 500,000
Heart Disease: 500,000
Cancer: 500,000
Or, here’s another way to look at it:

Healthcare: 1,500,000 (1,000,000 Intentional & 500,000 Medical Errors)
Non-preventable: 1,000,000
Why did we modernize the Hippocratic Oath and delete the “first do no harm” objective? Doctors are supposed to help people, not hurt them or abort them. They’re also supposed to be honest.

Owen Weber is the founder of Christian Data Resources, which publishes Christian books and articles on topical issues and frequently asked Bible questions. His passion is to promote Bible study by teaching others how to learn more about God’s Word. This will enable readers to decide where they stand on the issues, according to how they interpret God’s Word for themselves.

Finding the Optimum Zinc Supplements

If you are considering great health, then you know it is completely essential that you take in the right foods and beverages, and also any needed supplements. This can be the best way to ensure you get the nutritional supplements the body requires in the cellular level to work optimally. You will want the best zinc supplements as an element of your comprehensive health plan.

Many individuals will not realize how important this mineral is made for humans to have adequate quantities of. There may be much talk in news and health reports about other supplements, particularly those with antioxidant factors, that you might overlook the remainder of the story. However, you are unable to focus your supplementation and meal plans on only some key nutrients or perhaps you are guaranteed to experience imbalances and organ troubles down the road.

Although zinc is a vital element in bodily processes, the human system is not going to easily absorb this vital nutrient. As a result, the very best zinc supplements manufacturers chelate their zinc. The procedure of chelation involves giving a power charge to organic molecules which attract the zinc. For that reason, the molecule is much more concentrated and has a greater measure of absorbability.

Some researchers think that the best option can be a supplement in which the zinc is chelated to orotic acid. Studies show that these possess a neutral charge and so are more easily absorbed by the cells. As the molecules can penetrate the cellular membranes quicker, a better amount of zinc is delivered for that cells to make use of. One good thing about this form, which is called zinc orotates, is it has properties resembling those of antioxidants.

You could find zinc gluconates in the marketplace though these are not the very best zinc supplements to consider. They generally do use a long life expectancy however, the industrially manufactured drug uses fermented glucose to produce a chemical substitute which will not provide a bio-available form of zinc for consumption.

There are many other kinds of zinc supplement formulas that you could find on the market, including those which are not chelated. However, the zinc orotates are thought to be the safest and most effective that one could purchase.

This vital mineral is involved reproductive organ health and helps you to strengthen the immunity process. More than 300 enzymes depend upon zinc to perform properly and is particularly indicated in skin disorders also.

If you are planning to purchase zinc supplements, you will need to make certain the manufacturer is a reputable member of the company world. Read reviews from others and visit their website. Determine the length of time the company has been in operation of course, if these products are sent out regularly for third-party testing. Because supplements usually do not fit into FDA regulation, most companies provide this particular service for the peace of mind of the customers.

Additionally, you have to be certain that the internet site or local store that you are currently getting the supplement from has a good reputation. Ideally, there are actually a store that is a certified distributor of your manufacturing company which is well-trusted inside the supplement industry. If you cannot, look at the business to discover what their standards are for purchasing products.

Not just would you like to know they are selling legitimate products rather than knock-offs that may contain other ingredients, you also should have fresh items. Unfortunately, some stores will purchase old stock from companies instead of pass that information for the consumer. As time passes, many supplements commence to lose some of their effectiveness.

Read the dosing instructions carefully each time you get a new bottle. The amount of pills needed may change when the formula is completely new or if you are switching from a single brand to another. It really is a good habit to always check dosing instructions for just about any medication or supplement which you take. Those few moments can save you from taking an excessive amount of and becoming ill!

You are able to boost your physical and mental health by ensuring your body offers the proper balance of nutrients each day. Utilizing supplements in a way that you could do this, including zinc should your body test deficient just for this vital mineral.

Vitamins Are Organic Compounds That Are Necessary In Small Amounts To Sustain Life And Health

Vitamins are nutrients essential for health. Vitamins are organic compounds that are necessary in small amounts in animal and human diets to sustain life and health. Vitamins are organic compounds which are needed in small quantities to sustain life. Vitamins are organic substances, essential for maintaining life functions and preventing disease among humans and animals and even some plants. Vitamins are complex organic compounds that occur naturally in plants and animals.

Vitamins are named by letters – vitamin A, vitamin C, D, E, K, and the group of B vitamins. Vitamins are organic components in food that are needed in very small amounts for growth and for maintaining good health. Vitamins are compounds that are essential in small amounts for proper body function and growth. Vitamins are organic substances that are required in small amounts for normal functioning of the body. Vitamins are substances that the human body requires but is unable to synthesize and therefore, must obtain externally.

Vitamins are not individual molecular compounds. Vitamins were not discovered until early in the twentieth century. Vitamins are of two type’s water soluble and fat soluble. Vitamins are required in the diet in only tiny amounts, in contrast to the energy components of the diet. Supplements can be beneficial, but the key to vitamin and mineral success is eating a balanced diet.

Vitamins cannot be synthesized by the cells of an animal but are vital for normal cell function. Vitamins cannot be isolated from their complexes and still perform their specific life functions within the cells.

Persons already experiencing coronary health issues should consider having their vitamin D levels checked and take action if a lack of vitamin D detected. I’ve cited the review, “Is US Health Really the Best in the world?”, by Dr. Barbara Starfield (Journal of the American Medical Association, July 26, 2000), in which Starfield reveals the American medical system kills 225,000 people per year–106,000 as a direct result of pharmacological drugs. Berries come in many shapes and sizes, but they are all healthy sources of fiber, potassium and vitamin C. Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are low in fat and calories, and contain compounds that might protect you from certain health conditions. B 12 deficiencies cause a host of health problems, including potentially irreversible nerve damage that can occur before symptoms are noticed. The easiest way for most people to avoid a deficiency is to take a B 12 supplement containing at least 1000 micro grams of B 12 two or three times a week. The Health Organization Founded by Dr. Rath is Unique in the world: All the Profits it Makes Go to a Non-profit Foundation. Vitamins and minerals are essential to life-and we mean essential. The early human diet was largely vegetarian, humans have adapted to utilize nutrients and vitamins from plant sou.

Vitamins And Supplements Buying Tips For Best Value

Vitamins and supplements come in handy in boosting health considering that sometimes you do not get enough amounts of needed nutrients from your diet. They have become very popular not just among body builders, but also among people who are conscious about health and fitness and those suffering from specific deficiencies. With the increased demand for the supplements and vitamins, sources and suppliers have increased and you would have to be very cautious to get good quality products cost effectively. A few buying tips can help you get the best value with every purchase.

Tip 1 – Always read the facts label on your product. The ingredients are most important to check and it is advisable that you keep off artificial sugar, coloring and flavors. Many supplements and vitamins have chemicals that can be harmful or toxic. Be sure of the quality of the product before you buy.

Tip 2 – Check the expiration date to be on the safe side. Unfortunately, this is something that most buyers forget increasing chances of buying products that can have adverse effects on health or products that are not effective in fetching the desired results. The fresher the supplement or vitamin the more beneficial it will be for your health. Choose the freshest products to enjoy best value when using.

Tip 3 – Look for products that have guarantees. When it comes to supplements, guarantees can be very important in saving you from buying substandard products. Only a company that trusts in the quality of the product can offer you money-back guarantee if you are not happy with the product. You will also feel more comfortable using products whose quality you can trust.

Tip 4 – Find out as much as you can about the products you are about to purchase. Manufacturers have websites from where you can get helpful product detail, dietary supplement ingredients, study reviews, clinical trials and health tips. With such information you will also be in a position to choose products that are age appropriate and for the right purposes.

Tip 5 – Stick to reputable brands. The truth is that new vitamin and supplement brands are always surfacing each promising quality and good results. Whereas a new brand can still offer good quality, it would still be better if you stuck to the known and reputable brands especially if you are new to the products. Reliable product reviews can help you make a change later if need be.

Tip 6 – Consider shipping rates and discount codes. Discount rates can save you lots of money when getting your products and they are often offered. You can compare suppliers to take advantage of available discounts. But you also cannot forget about shipping rates; to get better value, consider buying wholesale vitamins and supplements. Wholesale prices are better and buying bulk will make shipping rates reasonable. When buying wholesale vitamins, however, expiry dates should be most prioritized so you do not get a large order that will expire soon and leave you at a loss.