O’Brien would rather play it safe than risk consuming something that could be harmful. "Any time you have a he-said, she-said scientific debate, I ask what we can be doing to exercise precaution," she says. "How can we reduce our exposure to something that may cause harm?"
Eating organic food is one way to start. But O’Brien also remains wary around any products that can contain corn and soy (two commonly sprayed crops) fillers, such as supplements.
"We’re finding that glyphosate is pervasive in so many different things because our soil has been increasingly treated with it over the years. It can be found across a lot of different ingredients and products."
When it comes to feeding her family, O’Brien always looks for the USDA Organic seal, and as far as supplements go, she trusts MegaFood®—the first supplement brand to have its entire line certified Glyphosate Residue Free by The Detox Project, an independent research and certification organization.
By committing to a level of transparency beyond organic, the company is putting out products you know you can feel good about. They use real, whole ingredients like oranges, turmeric, and tart cherry in their Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder™ and beet root in their Blood Builder®, all of which are super clean and effective.
By supporting brands like MegaFood, you’re sending a message that transparency is king, and consumers won’t settle for question marks.