What You Should Know
American Health is a supplement manufacturer that is well-known in the United States. The company offers supplements for joint, enzyme and probiotic support. There are also Vitamin C supplements and vitamin and mineral supplements. Three categories on the official website that may be of interest to the dieter are the Specialty Supplements, Weight Management and Probiotics.
Ordering directly from the website is not supported at this time, but American Health products can be found in many major retailers like Walmart and General Nutrition Center (GNC). All ingredient information is listed on the website in pdf form.
List of Ingredients
Official ingredients will vary based on supplement.
Apple Cider Vinegar Diet – Vitamin B6, Calcium, Phosphorus, Chromium, Apple Cider Vinegar Powder, Apple Pectin and Gymnema Sylvestre.
Apple Cider Supplement – Apple Cider Vinegar
Under the weight management category, there are only two supplements listed and both are apple cider vinegar based. Apple cider vinegar has long been thought to increase weight loss by boosting metabolism, but significant research supporting this claim has never been published. However, literature can be found online claiming apple cider vinegar weight loss diets are just fad diets that have no truth behind them at all. The Apple Cider Vinegar Diet tablets also contain chromium which is another fad ingredient that is supposed to control blood glucose levels and restrict hunger. This is another claim that is not proven.
The Specialty category may offer more weight loss support for the dieter than the weight management supplements. American Health offers a variety of natural laxatives for colon cleansing, Cardio Smart and salmon oil that are all promoted in different weight loss supplements on the market today. The health benefits of salmon oil are renowned as Omega 3 levels in the body are rarely as high as they should be. Omega 3 fatty acids can reduce inflammation in the body and improve overall health and weight loss through proven reactions. Cardio smart also contains Omega 3 fatty acids as well as Vitamin B12 which is used during energy metabolism in the body.
There are no direct links to clinical trials or research reports supporting any of the American Health supplements. This is a huge negative for the company as many of the supplements are supported with verifiable research. Articles have been published in the Journal of American Medical Association and other trusted journals supporting fish oil and Omega 3s in regards to overall health, reduction of cancer risk and weight loss. American Health could gain more trust with consumers if links to these studies were published.
- Complete ingredient lists are found online.
- Products can be purchased from a large variety of retailers.
- American Health is a trusted name in supplements.
- American Health does not offer clinical support for otherwise good supplements.
- The weight management supplements are not based on effective weight loss science.
- Pricing can vary widely from retailer to retailer.
Many of the American Health supplements could be a good addition to a healthy diet and fitness plan to improve weight loss. None of the products, however, will boost metabolism which is what most dieters are looking for in a weight loss supplement.