Clinical studies are always important and are a critical component when designing and developing a supplement or skin care product. However, these clinical studies are generally limited to the ingredients used in a formula.
At Xtend-Life we only use active ingredients that have solid clinical evidence supporting their overall efficacy and safety. We study these ingredients to determine their compatibility and synergy with other ingredients in the formula. This is important because when you mix ingredients they can potentially interact with each other to form a different compound.
If ingredients are combined scientifically their collective effectiveness has the potential to be increased…the adage of “the sum of the parts is greater than the whole” may be true in this case.
Virtually no manufacturer conducts clinical studies on their finished products. This is because of the cost which can run into millions of dollars and unlike a synthetic pharmaceutical product which can enjoy patent protection, there is no such protection with natural products. Some supplement companies claim to have a patent pending on their formulas but it is largely ‘smoke and mirrors’ and a small change renders the patent unenforceable.
Another reason is that science is moving very fast in the area of supplementation and skin care. The understanding of nutrition both internally and externally continues to increase and new active ingredients are continually developed to improve the efficacy of products.
So, even if it was practical to conduct a clinical study on a supplement it is likely it would be out of date before the final report was completed.
With every Xtend-Life product we list the ingredients that we use in detail. Each ingredient has a link to more information about the benefit that it provides.
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