I guess what I really meant was whether these are legitimate, in terms of, do they really contain their listed primary ingredients, wolfberry for one and amalaki for the other, I don't really care what the advertising claims may be. The reason I'm concerned about this is because I can't seem to find these products sold on the websites of mainstream supplement suppliers(which doesn't necessarily mean anything bad, but I personally would expect to be able to find a good product on the website at least one of the national supplement store chains... Are there any other brands of products that contain wolfberry or amalaki that I can search for, for comparison?
The point behind this being - I have been reading some things that extol the virtues of "synergy" of nutrients; and therefore I am in the process of preparing a broadly scoped diet and supplement plan, attempting to include as wide a range of things as possible, and these looked like as good a thing to include as any.
On a side note, unrelated to these two products, two questions about vitamins/herbs/etc in gelcap form.
One, if I take everything I've planned out, that will be like 25 gelcaps a day. Is there any problem with ingesting that much gelatin in that form?
Two, as far as shelf life of a bottle of, say, Vitamin C, or a herb like Cat's Claw. If it says the Best Used By date is, for example, Dec 2009, is shelf life affected by the fact I've already had them open for over a year? Or is it sufficient that they are still in their gelcaps? My Zrii bottle and Ningxia Red packs are around a year old too...