As of Dec. 1, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires disclosure of compensation (if any) when writing recommendations, reviews, testimonials, or endorsements.
This should be a big benefit to you, the consumer, in helping you to discern less-than-honorable practices of deceptive bloggers and site owners who write endorsements for products they've never used just to get paid. It should make it easier to discern who you can trust on the internet.
It is a benefit to me as well, because it gives me the opportunity to share with you my intentions and motivations regarding the products I recommend on this site.
The short and sweet of it is that I am not asked or sought out to write any review or recommendation of products on this site. Some of the links to products are affiliate links, and I do receive commissions on purchases of those products. Read the "long and verbose" of how and why I choose specific products below
Regarding products recommended on this site: I do not recommend products just because someone pays me to. I was using these products LONG before this website ever came into being, and recommend them to you because they work. BETTER than anything else I have tried, and I have tried many other things, because frankly, some of these things are pretty expensive, and cheaper versions can be found.
I've tried 'em, and in most cases have found the old adage to be true--you get what you pay for. Not only in supplements, but with most every other product out there. Sometimes less expensive is just fine for the job, but there are other places where it just doesn't pay to cut corners.
In the case of supplements, more expensive means higher-quality ingredients, fewer cheap "fillers", higher potencies, and more research behind the scenes. I am personally convinced that price *does* make a difference.
If you buy cheaper, and it doesn't work for you, you are not likely to spend more to try it again, even though a higher-quality version MAY have done the job.
My personal philosophy with supplements is to try "the good stuff" first, to see if it works. THEN, after you've seen results, you can decide if you want to experiment with a less expensive brand and see if you get the same results.
One of the reasons I started this website is because I wanted to find a way to tell everyone who needs to know that these are supplements that have made a HUGE difference in my life, and if you and your doctor feel that one or more of these has a place in your treatment plan, I believe they can make a difference in yours, too. So many people are searching for something that will help with their adrenal fatigue, and after a lot of trial-and-error, I found a couple of things that really work. I'd like to shorten that learning curve for others.
Regarding advertising on this site: Advertisers and affiliates have been hand-picked to support the products that are recommended on this site. I have chosen not to include google ads because even though they are supposed to be targeted to the topic of the page they are on, they are randomly generated, and I would have no control over what was being advertised. There are way too many things being sold out there that you shouldn't waste your money trying, and I'd hate to think you tried them because you saw them on a randomly generated ad on this site. Anything you see recommended or advertised on this site has either been personally used by me, or comes very highly recommended by a source I consider to be reliable.
Do I receive compensation for recommending products on this website? Most yes, some no. But in this "which came first" question, the answer is simple. The recommendations come first. Whether or not Im compensated. I am most interested in sharing what I've learned about adrenal fatigue and pointing people in the direction they need to go. I have not held back on recommending products that I consider essential to your healing just because they don't offer an affiliate program, and I have not chosen to recommend other products simply because they do.
However, this website is not free to run, it costs money and takes a lot of time. I'd like it if this "labor of love" could support itself (and my husband would too! ;-) Ordering products thru this website where links are provided may earn me a small commission (usually measured in cents, not dollars), and costs you nothing extra. You will pay the same price whether you go directly to the website, or order with my affiliate link. If you are going to try these products anyways, please click thru my links, and help keep this site "on the air".