Dietary supplement ingredients range from plant extracts, to amino acids and hormones. Depending on the country you live in you maybe have access to any and all of the following types of supplements:
Hormones and hormonal extracts
Synthetic derivatives of plant extracts
Synthetic derivatives of hormones
Supplement ingredients are a highly processed items that bear little or no resemblance to the original material that is used to synthesize them.
An ingredient in chosen for a product based on cost, dose, claims that can be made using it, popularity (think hoodia or acai), and potential risk (think ephedra).
The actual effect the ingredient has is only one of many factors that determine if an ingredient will be used in a new supplement product.
In this podcast we’ll discuss how supplement manufacturers put a product together and specifically how ingredients are chosen.