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Douglas Laboratories® – Featured Brand

DouglasLaboratoriesSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

For over 60 years, Douglas Laboratories® has developed and manufactured innovative, science-backed nutritional supplements designed for long-term health, healthy aging and the maintenance of an active lifestyle. Douglas is dedicated to delivering safe and effective high quality products manufactured in a third party registered NSF International GMP compliant facility. They use research-based ingredients in creating new formulations to support key aspects of healthy aging, including cardiovascular, joint, cognitive, vision, and skin health. All raw materials and finished products are tested to ensure identity, purity and potency.

Douglas Labs is heavily invested in understanding the relationship between nutrition and healthy aging; as such, they participate in rigorous clinical trials in collaboration with respected academic partners. Their goal remains to provide support for the best possible health; today and in the future. Douglas products are designed for a functional medicine approach to wellness and are available through healthcare professionals.

To see more products from Douglas Laboratories®, please visit professionalsupplementcenter.com

Multi-Probiotic 40...Multi-Probiotic 40 Billion: This synbiotic blend of 16 potent strands of beneficial microflora plus FOS provides 40 billion CFU per vegetarian capsule. These helpful bacteria colonize both the large and small intestine to assist optimal bowel, immune and digestive health. Gluten, wheat, soy, dairy, yeast, sugar, preservative and artificial ingredient free, Non-GMO formulation.

Vitamin D 5,000 IUVitamin D 5,000 IU: Adequate vitamin D status is essential for ensuring normal calcium absorption and maintenance of healthy plasma calcium levels. In addition to bone support, vitamin D plays a role in cell growth modulation, as well as neuromuscular and immune function. One capsule provides 5,000 IU of natural, bioavailable vitamin D3 as cholecalciferol. Gluten, wheat, soy, dairy, yeast, sugar, preservative and artificial ingredient free, Non-GMO formulation.

B-Complex with...B-Complex with Metafolin®: This product provides a comprehensive blend of highly bioavailable essential B vitamins along with intrinsic factor, a necessary nutrient for efficient and optimal B12 absorption. Gluten, soy, yeast, dairy, sugar, preservative and artificial ingredient free, Non-GMO formulation.

Beauty Box - Skin...Beauty Box – Skin Support: This kit includes one bottle of Skin Protect and one bottle of Skin Nourish. Skin Protect delivers a clinically studied blend of antioxidants to promote smooth healthy skin from the inside out, while helping to defend against harmful effects of UV sunlight exposure and environmental stresses. Skin Nourish provides vitamins, minerals and polyphenolic compounds to support radiant skin, hydration, elasticity and a nourished appearance.

Featured Brand – Douglas Laboratories

Douglas_LabsSusanBiconBy Susan Brown
Health & Wellness Editor

For 50 years, Douglas Laboratories has been researching, developing and manufacturing superior science-based nutritional supplements that positively impact health and wellness. Their innovative formulas are produced in state-of-the-art cGMP compliant, FDA audited manufacturing facilities located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Douglas makes use of uncompromising operational standards and manufacturing regulations such as Vendor Certification Program (VCP) to ensure raw material quality and Veri-Match electronic label match-to-formula system to ensure content accuracy. Douglas is approved to produce Certified Organic products along with NSF Certified for Sport® products.

Their clinical advisors include doctors specializing in endocrinology, integrative medicine, chiropractic, holistic urology, biochemistry, molecular biology, medical acupuncture, gynecology and family practice physicians, many of whom are board certified and work together to share the gift of health. As a result, in 2013 Consumer Lab named Douglas Laboratories the #1 rated healthcare practitioner brand. Their innovative formulas are available through health care practitioners and high end specialty stores.

Some of our customers’ favorite products include:

Ultra Preventive® X (200569)Ultra Preventive® X (200569) – This supplement is ideal for those who are looking for highly absorbable, synergistic vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. This formula provides support for energy production, hormonal balance, the nervous system and healthy blood cell maintenance with no side effects or toxic buildup. Yeast, gluten, soy and dairy free, non-GMO vegetarian formula.
Multi-Probiotic 4000 (7497)
Multi-Probiotic 4000 (7497) – This product provides a proprietary blend of 4 billion beneficial microorganisms along with prebiotics in support of a healthy functioning intestinal tract. Regular use helps to establish and maintain healthy gut function and supports a healthy immune response. Yeast, gluten, soy, and dairy free, non-GMO formula.
Corvalen Ribose (57451P)Corvalen® D-Ribose (57451P) – This rapidly dissolved and readily absorbed all natural pentose sugar is designed to support cardiovascular health, energy production, and mitochondrial function. Clinically proven to meet the substantial energy requirements of the heart, muscles and cells, this product aids in quick energy restoration and reduces muscle soreness, stiffness and fatigue. Yeast, soy, gluten and dairy free, non-GMO formula.
Stress-B-PlusStress-B-Plus (7452) – This comprehensive array of B vitamins provides all of the essential B vitamins along with their related nutrients and co-enzymes. B vitamins play an integral role in most major metabolic functions including energy production, metabolism, and nervous system function. Gluten, soy, yeast and dairy free, non-GMO vegan formula.

SPECIAL EDITION: Not All Supplements Are Created Equal

created_equalIn the news this week came the accusation that some companies are producing, mislabeling and selling fraudulent herbal supplements.  This type of exposure might make someone doubt the ingredient quality, efficacy, label claims and legitimacy of all supplements and reaffirms the need to ensure that the products you use are developed and manufactured according to the highest standards. 

Professional Supplement Center is here to reassure you that we carry products from top of the line manufacturers who are committed to improving health and are recognized worldwide for their excellence in purity, consistency, legitimacy and quality in manufacturing.

Quality suppliers manufacture products based on unbiased scientific research and clinical support.  They work closely with healthcare professionals to provide effective nutritional solutions and are leaders in nutritional research, product development and innovation. They are dedicated to producing supplements of superior quality and integrity with the highest degree of safety. 

Adherence to cGMP regulations assures the identity, strength, quality and purity of products for safe and effective use.  Professional Supplement Center offers these and many other high-end, scientifically based product lines manufactured to the highest standards in FDA compliant, cGMP certified facilities:

  • Pure Encapsulations utilizes an extensive product testing program that involves verifications of label claims, potency and purity.
  • Metagenics verifies ingredient safety, identity, purity and quality at multiple steps for reliable and effective use.
  • Integrative Therapeutics tests all their ingredients and products in an on-site state-of-the-art analytical laboratory to ensure the highest quality standards, such as identity, safety, potency and bioavailability, are met.
  • Thorne Research manufactures innovative, hypoallergenic supplements formulated with highly absorbable, pure quality, effective ingredients with no added fillers or lubricants to ensure the best possible benefits. 
  • Apex Energetics provides high quality, performance-based, effective nutritional formulas developed with scientific insight, clinical knowledge and the latest research.   
  • Ortho Molecular partners with health care providers to formulate products according to proven science and uncompromising standards of superior raw ingredients. 
  • Douglas Laboratories, as a forerunner in nutritional health, researches, develops and manufactures superior quality, science-based products to support the improvement and maintenance of health and wellness.

Although the FDA does not require supplement manufacturers to obtain approval before marketing and distributing its products, top manufacturers ensure their products are safe, that no false or misleading claims are made and that products comply with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act regulations.  Their goal is to produce highly absorbable nutrients that the body has the greatest chance of using to promote optimal health.
Manufacturers that are producing high end, pharmaceutical grade products adhere to strict quality controls, source premium raw materials and require their suppliers to meet rigorous testing by independent labs.

The quality of dietary supplements can be measured by:

  • Authenticity: The ingredients listed on the label must match the ingredients in the product.
  • Potency: The product will contain the labeled level of every key active ingredient throughout its shelf-life.    
  • Purity: The product does not contain unlisted additives, contaminants or fillers. 

AskTheNurseBy supplementing our diets with great quality vitamins and supplements, we can provide our bodies with complex nutrients often missing from our modern diets.  These nutrients should be delivered in an easily absorbed and complete form that our bodies can recognize and utilize efficiently.  The most important link between professional strength supplements and consumers is the presence and guidance of a qualified healthcare professional.  At Professional Supplement Center,  you can speak with our registered nurse or licensed pharmacist who will answer all your questions and assist you in selecting  products to optimize your health.