New supplements come out all the time. Whether it’s a weight loss pill, one that increases energy, or something that helps you sleep better- the health marketplace can rely on a constant influx of new supplements.
This is both good and bad news for the consumer. Too many supplements flooding the marketplace is destined to confuse the average consumer. Even if they spend a bit of time doing research in their spare time, it’s likely that they’ll get confused and either spend too much money on supplements or completely give up.
Instead, the best thing the market can do is focus on ways to supply and improve supplements that are proven to work. This helps both the company marketing the supplements and the consumers.
For example, take garnicia cambogia. Even though it was only recently promoted on the Dr. Oz show, it has been around for quite some time. A lot of companies out there sell it, as it’s one of the most beneficial supplements you can take if you’re trying to lose weight and have more energy.
Garnicia comes from Asia, unlike a lot of the other weight loss products out there. This is actually a good thing, because the marketplace needs supplements based on products from around the globe. This gives consumers much more variety and more opportunities to improve their health.
But that doesn’t mean every single healthy plant out there should be made into a supplement. This would result in hundreds (if not thousands) of different supplements, which is NOT what the market needs. Instead, more focus needs to be placed on the supplements that are tried and true.
Another reason why more supplements don’t need to hit the market is the risk of side effects. The more supplements someone takes, the greater their risk of side effects. Each product may be perfectly fine by itself, but when combined with something else, the body may do strange things. For example, common side effects of garnicia include nausea and headaches. The chance of these effects happening are increased when other supplements are taken with the garnicia.
The bottom line is that even though progression isn’t important, the community needs to realize that eventually there will reach a saturation point. At that time, the number of types of products on the marketplace shouldn’t be expanded much further. Instead, it would be more beneficial to improve the ones that already exist.