Backed By Science

The products that we carry are backed by science. They include researched ingredients found to be effective for supporting specific conditions. They include the proper form of the supplement, the best quality ingredients, and minimize the use of fillers and synthetic preservatives. Many of our professional brands are at the forefront of the science of natural medicine and employ entire research teams. This includes Metagenics, Standard Process, Pure Encapsulations, Designs for Health, and Thorne.

Supplements are regulated by the FDA.

Under the 1994 Dietary Supplement and Education Act, the FDA has the right to regulate supplements. They are regulated differently from medications because they are substances normally found in the body or are derived from natural substances such as herbs. Hence, they are not held to pre-market approval standards that drugs are subject to.

Supplement companies are required to follow Good Manufacturing Practices. Per the FDA’s website, it “requires persons who manufacture, package, label, or hold a dietary supplement to establish and follow current good manufacturing practice to ensure the quality of the dietary supplement and to ensure that the dietary supplement is packaged and labeled as specified in the master manufacturing record.” Good Manufacturing Practices require procedures to establish the purity, potency, and proper identification of raw materials. It also requires certain processes and documentation in the manufacture and handling of supplements to ensure their safety. https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/small-entity-compliance-guide-current-good-manufacturing-practice-manufacturing-packaging-labeling#I.
Manufacturers of supplements must report serious adverse events. In the last 5 years, there have been minimal reports. Over 95% of these reports relate to 3 categories—weight loss, sexual enhancement, and muscle-building. It is wise to be wary of supplements that promise magical results and to purchase supplements from a trusted source.
Supplements cannot make claims that they cure disease, but can make “structure and function” claims on their packaging such as “supports a healthy inflammation response”. False claims on supplements are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission.
Supplement companies are required to follow Good Manufacturing Practices. Per the FDA’s website, it “requires persons who manufacture, package, label, or hold a dietary supplement to establish and follow current good manufacturing practice to ensure the quality of the dietary supplement and to ensure that the dietary supplement is packaged and labeled as specified in the master manufacturing record.” Good Manufacturing Practices require procedures to establish the purity, potency, and proper identification of raw materials. It also requires certain processes and documentation in the manufacture and handling of supplements to ensure their safety.
Manufacturers of supplements must report serious adverse events. In the last 5 years, there have been minimal reports. Over 95% of these reports relate to 3 categories—weight loss, sexual enhancement, and muscle-building. It is wise to be wary of supplements that promise magical results and to purchase supplements from a trusted source.
Supplements cannot make claims that they cure disease, but can make “structure and function” claims on their packaging such as “supports a healthy inflammation response”. False claims on supplements are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission.

Direct from Manufacturer.

We always buy direct from the manufacturer or trusted distributors with longstanding records in the natural industry. These distributors are approved by the manufacturers themselves to make sure that adequate quality standards exist. This eliminates the possibility of counterfeit product, a common problem with internet purchases of supplements. It also ensures that you will receive fresh product from temperature-controlled facilities.