Are Your Supplements Eco Friendly

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Eco Friendly Supplements

You probably have some nutritional supplements, whether it is a multivitamin or omega supplement or even collagen. 

There are many reasons to take dietary supplements. Supplements can help to replace lost nutrients, boost immunity, and support healthy aging. Supplements are so popular that, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN’s) annual Survey of Dietary Supplements 75 per cent of United States consumers will be taking supplements by 2023.

But not all supplements are the same. With so many nutritional supplements being produced, shipped, and consumed around the world, consumers should consider the ingredients, fillers, and origin of supplements, as well as their manufacturer and environmental impact. Here is what you should look for:

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BETTER PACKAGING

  • Reduce your environmental impact by choosing supplements in packaging that is not plastic. Many companies are packaging products in recyclable containers, such as aluminum or glass. Some brands will also take back empty bottles and give consumers a discount for future purchases.
  • If plastic is the only option you have, make sure the bottle or bag is made from post-consumer material. Do your best to recycle or reuse the bottle when the last capsule is used. Email the brand and ask them to support plastic-free packaging.
  • Purchase larger quantities of supplements or bulk-sized containers, particularly those with a long shelf life. Bulk purchases are often more economical and environmentally friendly than buying smaller quantities.
  • Avoid packaging that is only intended for one use. This applies to powdered supplements, like greens or collagens. Traveling is an exception (or better yet, get yourself a travel vial!).
  • Select brands that offer refills of monthly supplements in packaging that is recyclable or compostable.
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SUSTAINABLY SOURCED AND GROWN INGREDIENTS

  • You should look for botanical and herbal supplements that are grown using biodynamic or organic farming methods. These are generally healthier and better for the environment.
  • When looking for certifications, you can look for organic, non-GMO, sustainable, traceable and/or ethically sourced.
  • Was the labor used to produce, gather, package, and farm the ingredients fair? You can find harvesting details on the FAQ page, or you can contact the brand to learn more about their labor practices.
  • Where and how were supplements packaged? Do they use sustainable practices in the lab? Reduce water consumption? Minimize waste?

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CHECK FOR CERIFICATIONS

There is no “gold star” certification to guarantee that the company and the ingredients are up-to-date. Third-party certification is primarily focused on the safety of products for consumption, which is a good thing. However, consumers are left wondering what impact it has on the environment.