Three Ways Supplement Companies Deceive You—And Your Patients

There are significant gaps in the regulation of the supplement industry, resulting in a situation where some companies are producing excellent, safe, and effective products with exacting quality standards, while others are not. 

In this free webinar, we’ll go over how you as a clinician, and your patients, can tell the difference.

Specifically, we will look at how some companies use fillers and flow agents to make the contents of their capsules look more substantial than they really are.  We will reveal specific instances where companies mislabel their supplement facts, and others where brands provide serving sizes are not biologically relevant. Lastly, we’ll look at one popular curcumin product that may actually be harmful.

Our presenters, Martin Katz, MD, and John Gildea, PhD, will cover:

  • How to determine how much filler is in a supplement capsule—and why that matters
  • Common supplement industry mislabeling tricks
  • Popular supplement ingredients that are typically not bioavailable enough to have clinically relevant impact on human physiology


John Gildea, PhD, is a Johns Hopkins-trained pathologist and researcher, who has authored 60 scientific publications from over 20 NIH-funded studies. He is an expert in cell culture and exosomes, and directed all the science behind the gut supplement, RESTORE. Dr. Gildea was instrumental in the initial stabilization of the sulforaphane in BrocElite®.

Martin Katz, MD, is double board certified in Sports and Family Medicine. He is committed to a preventative medicine paradigm, educating his patients regarding the benefits of intentional nutrition, exercise, sleep, the microbiome, and connectivity. Dr. Katz earned his MD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, and practices in Charlottesville, VA.

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