NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements (Professional Version)

The NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements, 4th (Professional) edition is a roadmap to understanding the remarkable protective powers of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Packed with the latest findings on inflammation, oxidative stress, and degenerative disease, this guide is the definitive resource for anyone serious about optimal nutrition and anti-aging defence. Inside, over 1,500 US and Canadian supplements are scientifically rated and compared, the 18 critical Health Support Criteria required to evaluate the supplements are fully explained, and 300 colour graphs with which to easily compare above-average products are displayed. Discover recent scientific evidence showing that supplements can optimize health and retard the aging process. Determine which supplement is best for you and your family, using a scientifically-based approach. Now in its 4th edition and representing thousands of hours of research, the (Professional) NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements is an excellent source for consumers and health care practitioners searching for a quality nutritional supplement.

Amazon Sales Rank: #33834 in Books Published on: 2007-03-29 Released on: 2007-03-29 Original language: English Binding: Paperback 200 pages

About the Author Author, educator and biochemist, Lyle MacWilliam serves as a scientific consultant and public advocate for the natural healthcare industry. His early scientific training led him to the investigation of oxidative stress and the biological properties of antioxidants. His research focused on radiation-induced free radical damage and dietary supplementation with Vitamin E. An accomplished martial artist, Mr. MacWilliam is passionate about personal fitness and health. As an author, Mr. MacWilliam's popular NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements and Comparative Guide to Children's Nutritionals provide consumers with reliable tools with which to sort through the maze of nutritional supplements on the market today. Internationally, he is a sought-after speaker on the importance of optimal nutrition and lifestyle. Mr. MacWilliam's research hits hard at today's lifestyle and dietary patterns and their role in the development of degenerative disease. He is a contributory writer for Life Extension Foundation, a non-profit agency dedicated to the scientific exploration of preventive health and longevity. He 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 several nutritional manufacturers in the United States and Canada. 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 legislator, Mr. MacWilliam served at the behest of Canada's Minister of Health to help develop the framework which led to the current Natural Health Product Directorate and regulations, which allows consumers far more choice in their health care products.

The best customer reviews 59 of 60 people found this review helpful. Choose quality vitamins By Sharon D. Montes As a family physician who regularly recommends nutritional supplements to promote health and well-being, I am really impressed with the quality and quantity of information presented in this book. I thank in particular the creation of a "Blended Standard" reference that incorporates the experience of a group of clinicians and researchers. Although research shows the writing and understanding of science, both consumers and providers of health care will find the book useful and easy to read. Mr. MacWilliams Thanks for a great book! 46 of 47 people found this review helpful. Book review by Gaishi The information contained in this reference guide is one of the best I've seen based on the complexity of the issue. The findings are explained in detail and the dose actually reflects an opinion based on research developed by the extensive list of professionals in which all can read the material and conduct its own independent investigation of the accuracy of statements on the basis of the findings, staff qualifications list, and any other aspect of subject. A careful look at the results clearly show manufacturers that produce some very good products. This book presents clearly state the reasons that have adopted what is known as "the combined standard" Obviously all companies (and more than a few) that meet or exceed these standards and do well in this guide. When you make the comparison and a standard is used, there is still some prejudice and correctly that this is a representation of views held at a time specification of a specific group of professionals with the information about the publication, when we published the results many of these issues and points of view as a result of all posts and no doubt change, but for now this is a great effort to get to the facts the importance of improving our views on health. For those familiar with the previous edition, it is clear that the publisher has set the bar very popular method in the determination of a reasonable, separating a product from another, if one accepts the premise. It 'always the consumer to look beyond any prejudice in making an informed choice. This book is educational, informative and relatively easy to understand for lay people and professionals. I congratulate Mr. Lyle MacWilliams in this effort. 47 out of 50 people found the following review helpful Come the end all the confusion ... By John Giordano This is a kind of approach of 'Consumer Reports' to accommodate the different products that are available. A complete methodology and scientific evaluation, one hundred (1500, actually!) For products that all claim to be "the best". Buy supplements, and was delighted to discover that my products are among the very few ranked as the best in this score! I have read criticism of this book by some who are worried that there was a connection between author, MacWilliams, and the company USANA, which is one of the few "neighborhood" products (MacWilliams himself acknowledges that there is a consultant for several manufacturers). After reading the evaluation methods, and the fact that the products from five different manufacturers, with whom MacWilliams no relationship (as far as I can determine) are "highly educated", I think it is clear that no indication of any interest some critics that one of the researchers who developed the "mixed standard laboratory" from which the products were compared, the medical advisory board Usana's (this is clear in his biography in "The Guide of the Comparative", so there is no attempt in order to hide this information). But each one of the researchers.