Continuing today with another fad diet slogan. These are tips to help you in analyzing a diet or product.
10. “100% safe!”
Here is just another attempt to get you to buy with a meaningless phrase. Think of it this way – if there were no reason to doubt, why would they need to make this claim at all?
Nothing is 100% safe. How many products do they have to recall due to manufacturing problems? Kellogg’s just recalled some cereal because it had some potential glass in it. Peanut butter with Salmonella. Lettuce, cantaloupe, hamburger, and tomato recalls recently. You can’t guarantee absolute safety.
Even mechanical gadgets might break and cause injury. Small appliances that catch fire are just a few things that come to mind.
We usually think of natural supplements as safe. Other than the possible manufacturing issues, we think natural is okay. Then we find out that some natural supplements are not safe.
If the product says 100% safe, they lie. They can’t say that for sure. When you go to buy a new product, or something you are going to ingest, check it out. Search the internet for any problems or complaints with the product. Check out the company’s safety record. Is it a product with potential hazards? The pharmaceutical industries have to list all the potential problems or side effects. Some of their commercials are mostly the problems being listed.
They have had to remove many products from the market due to safety issues, but not until too many lives were already destroyed or lost. Does ephedra ring a bell? Not all cool-aid is safe.
Decide if there is real safety concern before you buy it, regardless of their claims. Buy from reputable companies.