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NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements (Consumer Edition for the United States and Canada) Paperback – January 15, 2009
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About the Author
Author, educator and biochemist, Lyle MacWilliam is president and CEO of NutriSearch Corporation, a Canadian company serving the needs of the natural health products industry. As a consultant and public advocate for the industry, Mr. MacWilliam s scientific, communication, and research skills have been solicited by several agencies. He is a contributory writer for Life Extension Foundation, a non- profit agency dedicated to the scientific exploration of optimal health and longevity. His creative works, including the popular Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements (now available in Spanish, French, and Chinese) and the Comparative Guide to Children s Nutritionals are used by leading nutritional manufacturers and healthcare professionals to provide consumers with reliable tools with which to sort through the maze of nutritional supplements on the market today. Mr. MacWilliam has also served as a consultant with Health Canada, Environment Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, and the British Columbia Science Council; he is currently engaged as a scientific consultant for nutritional manufacturers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Mr. MacWilliam is also a member of the Society of Industry leaders, an international organization dedicated to bringing together authorities from all fields in a global network connecting industry veterans and academia professionals with institutional investors. A former Canadian Member of Parliament and Member of the Legislative Assembly for British Columbia, Mr. MacWilliam served at the behest of Canada s federal Minister of Health to help develop a new regulatory framework for natural health products, ensuring Canadians access to safe, effective, and high quality nutritional supplements. An accomplished martial artist, Mr. MacWilliam is passionate about personal fitness and health. His written works hit hard at today s lifestyle and dietary patterns and their role in the development of degenerative disease. His scientifically rigorous, no-nonsense delivery, served with a touch of humor, has earned him praise internationally as a sought-after speaker on the importance of optimal nutrition and lifestyle.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a great book. It offers unbiased review, and the top rated products have to be independently tested to make sure that what is on the product label, is ACTUALLY in the product, therefore guarantee it's potency and quality. The top products listed also has to be manufactured to pharmaceutical grade GMP, which is better than organic.
From the inner cover of the book:
"This guide is intended to assist in sorting through the maze of nutritional supplements available in the marketplace today. It is not a product endorsement and does not make any health claim. It simply documents recent findings in the scientific literature.
This guide was not commissioned by any public sector or private sector interest, or by any company whose products may be represented herein. The research, development, and findings are the sole creative effort of the author and NutriSearch Corporation, neither of whom is associated with any manufacturer or product represented in this guide"
This book in a relatively unbiased fashion dispels many myths about nutrition. It breaks down the industry and rates them head to head in a variety of subjects.
I would like the book in the future to include a full line approach of each company as there is "intramanufacturer" variation noted by seeing that a given manufacturer will have some rated well and some rated pathetically, this makes one wonder if they manufacture some and buy the others and simply repackage them under their own label as I suspect. This would be good to know so one could pick and choose among the companies specific products.
This book is an excellent book for anyone making vitamin and mineral purchases, not only a practitioner such as myself.
Buy this book and use it.
Farley W. Brown, DC, APRN, FNP-C
When you try to purchase any kind of supplement in any given store, as a consumer you have absolutely no idea how good any given brand may be. Very often, one is swayed by the clever marketing campaigns. Sadly, a large majority of these products are vastly inderior to others... the more money is allocated to advertising, the less money is allocated to developing top quality products.
The Nutrisearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements, by Dr. Lyle MacWilliam is a wonderful tool for those seriously interested in introducing into their bodies the best possible supplements. You can see how supplements are rated and that alone can give you power to choose a better supplement line.
Over 1500 US and Canadian supplements were scientifically rated and compared, using 18 critical health supportive criteria to evaluate each product.
It is helpful for learning about the appropriate use of nutritional supplements and how they contribute to optimal health, disease prevention, and anti-aging defense.
There are ratings included of many popular brands of supplements, including those sold in drug and health stores.Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements