Why Learn More?
While using a dietary supplement often provides health benefits, sometimes these products may be unnecessary for good health or they may even create unexpected risks.
Not all vitamins and supplements are created equally. There are no standards that require the ingredients in the bottle match what is written on the label. It is also important to remember that claims made for the effects of dietary supplements are not approved by the FDA. This lack of approval doesn’t mean the supplements are not effective, but choosing the right ones will impact your health a great deal.
How To Select A Brand of Vitamins
When you are ready to shop for supplements, please take the following points into consideration:
- Ingredients for the supplements should be from organic sources whenever possible.
- Nutrients should be tested for toxic substances and any kind of contamination.
- No artificial ingredients should be used in manufacturing. Try looking at label saying “Pharmaceutical grade” or whole food vitamin
- Look for hypoallergenic products if you have sensitivity problems. Avoid wheat, yeast and corn.
- Look for an expiration date and make sure the product is fresh. If there is no expiration date on the label, buy something else.
- Vitamin supplements are not regulated, so the dosage claimed on the label might be different than what is really in the pills. Contact the lab that makes the vitamin supplements and ask them how they test their products. You may also check with the store to see if they are sure of the supplements’ quality.
- Buy them from a clinician you trust.
Vitamin Brands we Carry
Quality, Whole Food Nutrition Begins with Standard Process Inc.
For 75 years, Standard Process has provided health care professionals with high-quality, nutritional whole food supplements. Our extensive collection of products supports the healthy functioning of the endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, hepatic, respiratory, skeletal, renal, and other physiological systems.
We continually formulate new, synergistic whole food nutritional products to further address patient needs. In 2001, we partnered with MediHerb® to provide health care professionals with superior herbal products. In 2002, we added the Standard Process Veterinary Formulas™ to our expanding list of quality nutritional products. These products are specifically designed to provide optimal nutritional support for dogs and cats.
In order to produce high-quality supplements, our products undergo a unique process. To ensure the utmost quality, many of our raw materials are grown organically on company-owned farmland and then processed utilizing exclusive manufacturing techniques. We monitor our raw materials throughout the entire manufacturing process using continuous quality control testing.
The company is headquartered in San Clemente, CA, with its world-class Functional Medicine Research Center(SM) and manufacturing facility located in Gig Harbor, WA. MetaProteomics™, Metagenics’ nutrigenomics research center, is dedicated to researching and evaluating the effects of natural ingredients on genetic expression and protein activity. With a talent base of more than 600 employees worldwide, including a team of over 30 highly-trained scientists and clinicians, Metagenics is helping to shape the future of medicine through its nutrigenomic, science-based therapies. The company is GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified by the NNFA, holds multiple proprietary formula patents, and produces over 400 all-natural, research-based products to optimize health.
Pure Encapsulation was founded to create the highest quality hypoallergenic supplements. Since 1991, they have set the standards for providing the highest quality nutritional products available, and have established an unprecedented Quality Control program. Today, their supplements are the choice of over 36,000 health professionals in the U.S. and Europe. Pure Encapsulations supplements are hypoallergenic. There are absolutely no hidden fillers or coatings, binders, shellacs, artificial colors, fragrance or excipients in our products that would disrupt or diminish the bioavailability of any of our ingredients. Their products are free of wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, sugar, starch, preservatives or hydrogenated oils.
PhytoPharmica continues to be a pioneer in the movement to usher in a new era of science-based product development in the field of complementary medicines and supplements. They embraced a pharmaceutical-minded commitment to quality that enables us to produce reliable natural medicine products backed by solid research and scientific evidence. They demonstrate scientific responsibility through unrelenting laboratory testing, and by supporting patented and well-researched products. They stay on the cutting edge by virtue of our participation in industry methods development and publish their research in scientific, peer-reviewed journals.