In these tight times, we all need to be careful of what we buy. We need to be informed and smart shoppers. I know that I am now. And here is why:
Due to back problems, I went shopping for some of those patches that helps people with pain. I stood there bewildered and in awe of all the different patches. Two caught my eye. One in a ornage box (smart move on the maker of this product!) and another for arthritis. As I looked at the two boxes in hand, I still did not know what the difference was. So, I asked the pharmacist. Her reply, after reading the ingredients:
Other than the price and the amount of patches, there is no difference in these patches. they all have the same ingredients.
Truth be known, when boxes say a particular condition, arthritis or diabetes, its a marketing ploy. If you are buying anything for any condition be it diabetes or arthritis,carefully read the box. The list of ingredients maybe jumbled as to confuse you, so read it carefully. You are actually paying for the name of the product and the fancy box. Whether it is food or lotion, read the package carefully. Ask yourself: does the box say how this can help my condition differently than the other product? Cost difference? What specifically does this product do for me that the other does not? Don't be fooled by pretty and bold wrapping. Because in the end, that is probably what your paying for.
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