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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.