Episode 031: Supplements, Multivitamins & The Difference Between Pharmaceutical Grade and Over the Counter, Part Two with Jennifer Klotz, MS, RD

Have you ever wondered why pharmaceutical grade supplements are so much more expensive? Or more importantly, are they even any more effective?

Have you heard that ‘over the counter’ vitamin brands are exactly the same whether they’re generic or brand name?

What about the multi-vitamin you’ve been taking … are you actually absorbing any of it, or just peeing it out?

We know these are loaded questions – but you’re health will greatly benefit from knowing the truth after listening to this episode.

Available to Listen on:  iTunes  &  Spotify.

Looking for Jenn’s Direct Link to her Pharmaceutical Catalog? FIND IT HERE

Reminders from This Episode: 

  • Get informed, flip your labels
  • What is actually in the supplement you’re taking? & how is it affecting you?
  • Where do you want to put your money?
  • What do you want to put in your body?
  • What’s ultimately the most important to you when it comes to your health?
  • You get what you pay for. Cheap isn’t always best, this episode explains why.

The Main Differences in Your Supplements:

Let’s Dive into pharmaceutical grade and OTC (over the counter) options & why the differences actually matter –

Continue reading “Episode 031: Supplements, Multivitamins & The Difference Between Pharmaceutical Grade and Over the Counter, Part Two with Jennifer Klotz, MS, RD”

Episode 30: Vitamins & Supplement Quality. What to Look For + What to Avoid with Jennifer Klotz, RD

Branching off from the conversation we had in episode #022, all about the power of taking a high quality multivitamin versus a “bad” quality one that might actually be harming your health more than it’s actually helping you.

That brief comment really sparked your interest and our inboxes were flooded with the following questions we promise to tackle within this episode:

  • How can I tell if my supplements are actually “high quality”?
  • Which brands can I trust? Which brands should I avoid?
  • How can I tell the difference between “good”
    versus “bad”, and what certifications can I look for?
  • What certifications actually matter?
  • Which added ingredients should I avoid?
  • Is the FDA actually monitoring what’s being sold over the counter?

Available to Listen on:  iTunes  &  Spotify.

Jennifer Klotz, MS, RD is extremely passionate about this topic and very well informed. That being said – we both believe that the information in this episode is imperative to your long term health, especially if you’re taking even one supplement, herb, or vitamin on a regular basis.

DID YOU KNOW?

Taking a poor quality supplement can actually do more harm than taking nothing at all?

Continue reading “Episode 30: Vitamins & Supplement Quality. What to Look For + What to Avoid with Jennifer Klotz, RD”

Episode 12: Things Change . People Change . Don’t Let That Stop You

Thank you so much for your patience – we took a VERY LONG summer break and figured some things out for ourselves as we adapted to change.

💙 You’ll learn more, once you listen . Big changes are happening .

Learn more on iTunes, Spotify, or listen using the player directly below.

oh & about that image / quote above …

it’s extremely applicable not only to this episode – but to all of our lives in general. make it your life’s motto .

Continue reading “Episode 12: Things Change . People Change . Don’t Let That Stop You”

Episode 11: Artificial Sweeteners, Zero Calories & The Pregnancy Warning You May Not Have Known About (Aspartame. Sucralose, Splenda, Saccharin, Stevia & More.)

to provide with the food, nutrients or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition

We’ve all heard sugar is bad for us.

But, have you ever stopped to think about the consequences of substituting sugar for ‘diet’ alternatives – such as those brightly colored, zero-calorie, artificial sweeteners instead?

Sucralose (Splenda), Saccharin (Sweet & Low), Aspartame (Equal or NutraSweet), Stevia (Sweet Leaf), & Sugar Alcohols (like Xylitol) are hiding in too many standard American food items to count. They’ve all been made in a lab by chemists discovering how to make our food sweeter with less calories – at the expense of our long term health.

to provide with the food, nutrients or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition

Plus, we can’t deny the fact that they’ve been perfectly marketed to us as one of the most recognizable condiments available to us at almost every coffee shop and restaurant in America – for FREE.

If you don’t know them by name – we can confidently assume that you know them as the little “pink, yellow and blue packets” always crammed in next to the sugar.

What’s not to like about FREE stuff? Or better yet … SWEET stuff?

We hope to make you stop and think about this long and hard today.

 

Are they good for us?

Are they harmless?

… Is zero calories really better?

We dive into all of this and more during this episode while expanding on the bigger conversation from episode 10 where we discussed Added Sugar, the popular motto YOLO & It’s Hidden Effects on Your Long-Term Health

RESOURCES:

The 5 Worst Artificial Sweeteners

Diabetes Journal Article : Diet Soda Intake and Risk of Incident Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

Pregnancy Warning: Exposure to non-nutritive sweeteners during pregnancy and lactation: Impact in programming of metabolic diseases in the progeny later in life.

Sucralose, A Synthetic Organochlorine Sweetener: Overview Of Biological Issues

 

Dr. Axe on Stevia: 5 Benefits of Stevia + How to Use the Different Types

 

…….

 

We want to give you your Power back.

What you do with this information is up to you.

We’re two critical care nurses on a mission to inspire you, motivate you, and empower you.

 

– Briana Reesing & Laura Gluck –

 

More information about us & this show can be found on our website at www.criticalconversationspodcast.com (including full show notes and resources from each episode.)

Join Our Community on Instagram @CriticalConversations