Say NO To A Proprietary Blend
Propriety blends are used in abundance for many products to hide the exact content.
This practice is commonly used in hair care products and supplements, but it is a scam.
LAST UPDATED: February 2019 by Ben.
What is a proprietary blend and why should you avoid it?
I first became aware of proprietary blends when I bought my first test booster, it consisted of a proprietary blend by which the manufacturer sold the product by claiming the product was so powerful they had to keep the combination of ingredients and doses per individual ingredient a secret.
I was young, naive and had done very little research.
Obviously I believed the hype. I did buy it after all.
I thought that what I had bought was basically a steroid and I was boarding the lines of legality.
I took them with vigor and noticed no results. Not to worry, on to the next product.
However, further down the line I watched the film Bigger, Stronger, Faster.
It was then that I understood what a proprietary blend was.
It was since then that I have always checked the ingredients profile and whether it is transparent or hidden behind the veil of a proprietary blend.
What is it then?
This short video explains why you too should avoid any SUPPLEMENT that lists a proprietary blend in the ingredients.
However, to summarise, a proprietary blend is used by supplement manufacturing companies to conceal the doses of each ingredient included.
However, legally as long as there is at least a trace amount they can include it on the ingredient panel list.
Therefore a daily serving may consist of 1000mg of the combined ingredients.
There may be 10 ingredients included, however, each one of those could just be a trace amount.
The combined 10 ingredients could just make up 1mg of the 1000mg, with 999mg being merely rice powder as a bulking agent.
Remember, this practice is common and completely legal.