Who Should NOT Take Supplements?

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As you may be aware, Nutriflair is one of the top supplement brands out there. When it comes to high-quality supplements, whether you’re looking for a Ceylon cinnamon supplement, Garcinia Cambogia weight loss pill, or turmeric curcumin pills, we’ve got what you’re looking for and stand by our product with a satisfaction guarantee.

So when you see a title like “Who should NOT take supplements,” you might wonder why we’d suggest that our supplements aren’t for everyone. Well, it’s just good business practice, and even more important it’s the moral thing to do. On every supplement page you’ll find something like this: “Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition, should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement.” There’s a reason for that disclaimer, so we thought we’d go over a few of the reasons that you might have to wait to enjoy our DHEA capsules or a liver detox from Nutriflair.

So as much as we’d love to have an individual as a customer when they’re not pregnant and over the age of 18, we’re going to have to say “hold on a minute” when it comes to our supplements. Let’s take a look at why it might be best to avoid even high-quality supplements at certain times of one’s life.

Do Not Exceed Recommended Dose

We’ve done a lot of research into each of our pharmaceutical grade supplements, and know them inside and out. That means that we’ve also determined what the right amount of each is, and how many you should take and what time of day is best.

Unfortunately, some people think that if a little of something is good, then a lot of of it is even better. But too much of a good thing can be detrimental, or even dangerous, to your health; your liver can only handle so much. That’s why it’s important to follow the recommended dosage on each bottle, and note that the dosage is different depending on which supplement you’ve decided to take.

Children Under the Age of 18

There are quite a few reasons why it’s a good idea for children to avoid supplements. First of all, children under the age of 18 should be getting most everything they need from the foods they are eating. Their bodies aren’t in need of a cleanse from psyllium husk pills, as long as they are taught to get enough fiber in their diet. (It’s only as we get older that our bodies seem to turn against us and we need detox cleanse pills!).

Second, children’s bodies are growing in very specific ways. For most of them, the endocrine system will work perfectly well in order to keep them growing, and it’s important to not introduce any supplement that could disrupt that growth. While the incidence of this happening isn’t very likely, it’s important to wait until a body stops growing before starting any supplements.


You might hear the term “you’re eating for two, now” when it comes to pregnant women, but you never hear “you’re taking supplements for two, now”!

Pregnant women shouldn’t take supplements (aside from folic acid vitamins and anything else recommended by their physician) for much the same reason that those under the age of 18 shouldn’t. Whenever fast growth is occurring, it’s a good idea to not introduce anything that could disrupt it in any way. Most supplements are meant to support functions of a body after it has stopped growing.

Known Medical Condition

While many of the high-quality supplements have been used for centuries (or even millennia) in medicines around the world, we’re still required to have the “This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary” disclaimer. But in some ways it makes sense, because we’re not your doctor. If you and your doctor have determined that you have a medical condition, it’s up to both of you to determine the best way to treat your condition (here’s why).

Your doctor might fully endorse your interest in pharmaceutical-grade supplements like ours, but they might also know reasons why you shouldn’t be taking them. For instance, most doctors will suggest not taking supplements before surgery in case they interact with blood clotting in some way. It’s all up to the both of you to determine what’s best for you.

In the end, it’s as important to know when not to take supplements as it is to take them. Get together with your doctor to determine which supplements might be right for you, and be honest with them about your health and why you’re interested in something more natural than many modern medicines.



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