Are Your Vitamins Made in China?
By: Bruce Brightman
Let me start by saying more than likely if you are taking a big National
Brand vitamin, then the answer is YES! Why? It comes down to money really.
Here is a breakdown of how the vitamin business is operated and why knowing where your vitamins are coming from is a big deal!
It costs more to outsource your nutrients from the US especially, but
also from Scotland, the UK, Australia, Japan, and a few other
countries, but these countries standards are far different than that of China.
From a cleanliness perspective to a humanitarian standpoint, as well as
the quality of life for the people working in these manufacturing
Let's take the one nutrient most people know that comes from China:
Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid. It is an industry known fact that 80% or
slightly more of the world's supply of
Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid
comes from China: However, you can buy this same nutrient in the United
States, Scotland, the UK, it just costs around 5 times as much. Couple that with the wage of employees that perform the work and what you have is a
huge gap. For instance; The avg factory worker in China Nutrient factory in
2018 was $1.32, the same factory employee average in the United States was
Here is one of the many major problems when dealing with China:
The Chinese Gov't itself owns all of these vitamin companies in one format or another (communism), whether it be local gov’t or the national gov’t. This means that regulations don’t matter, they produce inferior supplements and no one is doing anything about it, we just keep taking them because they are cheaper. With paying the above horrible
wages and the living conditions being horrific, this is exactly how they
compete in the vitamin marketplace.
Here in the United States, Vitamin & Supplement Companies say they test
all the nutrients that they get from China, but the reality is, it is an
impossibility to run that many tests, environmental toxicity tests, other
drugs from waste runoff, and even more scary, are the Unknown Toxicities.
FACT: Only 2 percent of all imported vitamins and other supplements are inspected. Why? Vitamins and supplements are classified as “food” by law and therefore not subject to any tough regulatory scrutiny.
China is the most polluted nation on the planet (by far), yet many fruits,
vegetables and herbs are grown in China and exported to North America for use in our natural products. China is a nation that has virtually no environmental regulation enforcement. In China, anything goes: They can dump all runoff, sludge, and garbage directly into their rivers. They can spray raw human sewage sludge on crops. They can produce factory-made chemicals and blow the waste products right into the air through unfiltered smokestacks. In China, many rivers are so toxic that, from time to time, they actually catch on fire and burn. Their food quality is the worst in the world as well. Half of the country’s major water bodies are polluted, as are 86 percent of city water bodies. Pollution is largely caused by the country’s numerous factories, which rarely have equipment for treating pollution. 70 to 80 percent of the country’s industrial waste is directly emitted into their rivers.
Here are some interesting statements:
FDA government regulator Steve Mister is quoted by the NY Times:
"We walk a fine line. We want to protect consumers, but we also don't want to alarm consumers so they stay away from the whole marketplace. We are concerned that if we alert consumers, we may unnecessarily drive them away from the marketplace. We could make
them afraid to take legitimate dietary supplements."
So people can die from taking the wrong supplements, but we don’t really
want to scare anyone….hmm...
Here is another one:
Ms. Singer of the New York Times quotes FDA official Michael Levy
as saying, "These products from China may work, but if you take
them, they could kill you."
So why would a vitamin company use nutrients from China? Profit! Does anyone really
trust China products, much less food or vitamins?
Substandard and fake goods are so common in China that the Chinese people themselves have an expression, it is called: Heixin (pronounced hey-sin),
to describe those who make, sell or profit from them. Heixin roughly translates as "black heart".
FACT: Chinese imports accounted for more than 60 percent of the recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission this year. From
toothpaste to toy trains to tilapia to prescriptions, to vitamins and
so much more.
Have a look at LifeSource Vitamins and you will understand why we don't
source any products from China.
While doing this research over the last 28 years, it has been both disheartening and motivating. I am more motivated now than ever to
continue to create vitamins and supplements that work and are safe for
my family and yours. Bruce Brightman
Watch Bruce Brightman on the TV Show Herman and Sharron on Christian Television Network talk about Supplements from China.
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