Do your homework before trying out natural products

Darlene Goodrick


In my last column, I discussed why glutathione (pronounced gloo-tuh-THIGH-ohn) is probably the most important health molecule you’ve never heard of. (Dr. Oz calls it the “super hero” of antioxidants.)

With glutathione becoming the new buzz world in the health and nutrition field, however, it’s becoming more and more important to do your research before investing in any glutathione-boosting product. I’ve already heard many false claims and there are bound to be more, so my advice is to always look for third-party verification of any natural product’s safety and efficacy.

The first thing to look for is a product’s eight-digit Natural Product Number (or Homeopathic Medicine Number) on the label. This number is proof that the product has been licensed by Health Canada. Since Health Canada only licenses products it has deemed to be safe, effective and of high quality, the presence of these eight digits assures you the product has been reviewed and approved.

Which brings me to my next point, which I’m very excited about.

Last month, Max International’s pure RiboCeine product, MaxOne, became officially licensed as a natural product. It’s been verified by Health Canada to effectively “support the natural production of glutathione by providing the amino acid, cysteine.”

Since glutathione is the major cell protector and master antioxidant in the body, working to cleanse our cells of toxins and free radicals, MaxOne is a proven, effective solution for anyone looking to maintain good health.

It also helps guard our cells against oxidative stress, which has been associated with more than 74 major diseases, including cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

And that’s no false claim.

Darlene Goodrick is an associate with MAX International. She can be reached at 250-897-2058 or through her website at

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