Supplement Reviews By Consumers – Can You Trust Them

Supplement Reviews By Consumers – Can You Trust Them

Supplement Reviews By Consumers

During our research we have found that many of the top selling supplements, the ones with most 4 and 5 stars, and the ones with the most supplement reviews by consumers were often not the best product. Many of those top sellers and the ones with the most supplement reviews by consumers often had low active ingredients and some were not 3rd party tested.

So why were these the best rated supplements?

When it comes to ice cream or pop you can have many different opinions on what is the best one because of peoples personal tastes. But when it comes to a supplement in a capsule or pill form taste and personal choice is irrelevant.

What you want is a supplement that gets the job done and that supplement is often the one with the most active ingredient and the one with the highest quality ingredients.

Bottom line is you want a supplement to work, not taste good!

When it comes to ice cream or pop you can have many different opinions on what is the best one because of peoples personal tastes.

But when it comes to a supplement in a capsule or pill form taste and personal choice is irrelevant. What you want is a supplement that gets the job done and that supplement is often the one with the most active ingredient and the one with the highest quality ingredients and not necessarily the one with the most customer reviews.

Bottom line is you want a supplement to work, not taste good!

supplement reviews by consumers

Why Do Consumers Give Good Reviews On Not-So-Good Products.

Supplement reviews by consumers are often misleading and it’s difficult to determine all the reasons why people will give a Not-So-Good supplement a good review. 

In most cases the customer has tried the supplement and it worked for them, but that’s not a good reason why you should buy that supplement to.

Their supplement may have had 500mg per serving, while another product many have 1000mg per serving. Had they tried the 1000mg supplement they may have had even better results, maybe even double the results. So believing their review which is only based on their experience with that one supplement and then choosing to buy that supplement could mean you’re getting a product with half as much active ingredient and maybe half as much good results to.

I believe that the reasons people will leave a good review is most because it comes down to a lack of knowledge about the supplement and the studies backing that supplement and also a lack of experience with many other brands.

For example, if someone tries 25 Curcumin supplements they have a far better view of which one worked for them than a person that only tried only one or two brands. I would trust the person with the most experience with all those different brands. A consumer that also did the research on curcumin would have also know that many clinical studies used 1000 to 2000mg of curcumin to get consistent good results.

Yet, I would bet the majority of customer reviews are coming from people that have not read through the clinical studies and have only ever tried 1 or 2 brands of that particular supplement.

So should you trust and accept their reviews to help you make your decision on which supplement you should use.

Probably not, especially if there are better options available for finding the best Curcumin like our comparison charts that show you how each supplement compares on the quality of each product, the quantity of each active ingredient in each supplement, and on the testing of the finished product.

The more reviews a supplement gets, the more people buy it, and the more reviews they will leave which continues building up that brand’s reputation, and the cycle continues even though the supplement is not the best product available.

Fake Supplement Reviews

I have also seen many instances of fake reviews or reviews that are bought. A Forbes article claims that at time up to 70% of reviews on Amazon can be fake. This is not the first time I have seen article or studies showing the majority of customer reviews are false or misleading. This report states that fake reviews like this one on a fat loss supplement have been a problem for a long time and that the FTC is cracking down to try and prevent fake reviews from getting worse. 

Not sure if a product you are considering is misleading check out FakeSpot.com.

During our review process I have also seen instances where customers are claiming that they have been offered a free bottle if they leave a good review. To me this is a paid or incentives review.

WANT PROOF

A confused shopper wondering about Supplement Review Websites

Below we look at 4 of the most reviewed Curcumin Supplements from other review websites and we compare how many consumer reviews each product gets and we also compared that to how much active ingredient is in each product.

Ask yourself this. If you didn’t have a comparison like this showing you how much active ingredient was in each one, and these 4 products were side-by-side on Amazon and you saw one with over 25,000 reviews and another with just over 4000 reviews, which one would you buy?

The Numbers Don't Lie

When you see how products compare based on the ingredients and price, you start to realize that supplement reviews by consumers are the last thing that you should be relying on if you want the best supplement for you health.

TOP 4 BEST RATED CURCUMIN COMPARISON

These top 4 Curcumin products were chosen as the top four #1 products by 16 out of the 29 websites and include the best selling Curcumin on Amazon and the product with the most consumer reviews. When you compare them with our top recommended product they don’t look so good.

For best results most studies showed using 1000mg to 2000mg daily was optimal, but some recommended Curcumin products only have 2160mg in the entire bottle, while others have 57,000mg per bottle. Lets see how much these top 4 recommended Curcumin products actually have?

Sports Research Turmeric Curcumin

OUR TOP CHOICE

4468 Consumer Reviews

166 consumer reviews

  • Only 3 websites said it was #1
  • 57,000mg curcumin per bottle
  • 57 servings at 1ooomg curcumin per serving
  • .52 cents per 1000mg curcumin serving
  • YES – GMP and 3rd Party tested
BioSchwartz Turmeric Curcumin

MOST REVIEWS

26,301 Consumer Reviews

25,547 Reviews

  • 3 websites said it was #1
  • only 6240mg curcumin per bottle
  • 6.24 servings at 1ooomg curcumin per serving
  • $3.01 per 1000mg curcumin serving
  • YES – GMP and 3rd Party tested
Vimerson Health Tumeric Curcumin

#1 BEST SELLER

6,826 Consumer Reviews

6,577 Reviews

  • 5 websites said it was #1
  • only 4950mg curcumin per bottle
  • 4.95 servings at 1ooomg curcumin per serving
  • $4.01 per 1000mg curcumin serving
  • N/A
Gaia Herbs, Turmeric EXTREME

LEAST CURCUMIN

1229 Consumer Reviews

1,478 Reviews

  • 3 websites said it was #1
  • only 2160mg curcumin per bottle
  • 1.8 servings 1ooomg curcumin per serving
  • $13.88 per 1000mg curcumin serving
  • Yes – GMP and 3rd Party tested

THE RESULTS ARE IN!

You can clearly see for yourself a huge variance in the amount of active ingredients per bottle and a price range from .52 cents per 100mg to over $13 dollars per 1000mg of Curcumin. You can also see the 2 products with the most consumer reviews had less than 11% of the active ingredient that our top choice had and were over 300% more expensive per 1000mg of active ingredient!

Conclusion:

I’m not saying don’t believe any supplement reviews by consumers, it’s great to see and hear that consumers are experiencing and liking the supplements they are buying, what I’m saying is that supplement reviews by consumers do not indicate the best supplement and with a little more research like we did you may find a MUCH BETTER supplement for your needs.

Graham - SmartWays Supplement Expert

In pursuit of health and wellness!

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