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NutriCology – Featured Brand

NutriCologySusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

For over thirty-five years, NutriCology® has formulated scientifically-based, high quality, cutting edge, truly hypoallergenic dietary supplements in support of optimal health and quality of life. As a pioneer of low-allergen potential formulas, NutriCology® utilizes pure natural ingredients synthesized to retain the molecular benefits of the desired nutrients they contain, while leaving antigens and allergens behind. NutriCology® products are manufactured according to strict cGMP FDA quality control regulations. These standards include receiving, independent testing of raw materials, production controls, laboratory testing of finished products, truth in labeling, and shelf life expiration testing to ensure freshness. All products are assayed for identity, purity and potency.

NutriCology’s in-house research and development team continues to develop advanced technologies that maximize product delivery, absorbency, and effectiveness. Their hypoallergenic products are free of all common allergens, specifically wheat, corn, gluten, soy, yeast, dairy, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts and peanuts.

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Pycnogenol® 100Pycnogenol® 100 – Decades of research and published clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of Pycnogenol®, a patented French maritime bark extract that contains a unique combination of bioflavonoids, phenolic acids, procyanidins, and other beneficial compounds.

 

Super B VitaminsSuper B Vitamins – This advanced and complete B-vitamin formula provides substantial amounts of all eleven B-vitamins, including extra pantothenic acid (B5) and the co-enzyme forms of B2 and B6 for enhanced bioavailability. Vegetarian capsules.

 

Complete DigestComplete Digest™ – This full spectrum vegan enzyme blend provides lactase, lipase, alpha-galactosidase, amylase and Glutalytic®, a peptidase blend, to assist the breakdown of gluten, gliadin, casein, whey, lactose, protein, fats, and carbohydrates.

 

ImmunoProImmunoPro® – This biologically active, non-denatured whey protein concentrate contains high levels of lactoferrin, immunoglobulins, active peptides, growth factors and glutathione precursors. ImmunoPro is derived from the milk of natural grass pasture-fed cows. Pastures are pesticide and chemical free and cows are not subjected to any chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, genetically modified organisms, or hyperimmunizations.

cGMPs – An Explanation

GoodManufacturingSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Professional Supplement Center offers many high quality dietary supplement brands that manufacture their products in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). For our customers this means they can have confidence that these dietary supplements have been manufactured to ensure identity, purity, strength, and composition, as well as accurate label claims. Dietary supplement manufacturing guidelines are intended to ensure a quality finished product by establishing a comprehensive system of procedural controls. These formal procedures, established and enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), not only assure the proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing facilities, but also provide for thorough documentation at each stage of the manufacturing process.

Authorized by the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA), these uniform practices are the gold standard employed throughout every step in manufacturing, packaging, labeling and storing of dietary supplements. Supplement manufacturers who conform to FDA unified standards also establish strong quality management systems and operating procedures, obtain appropriate quality raw materials, detect and investigate product quality deviations, and maintain reliable testing laboratories. Dietary supplement marketing, manufacturing, labeling, and advertising are all covered by regulations enforced by FDA and the Federal Trade Commission.

Dietary supplements in the form of tablets, capsules, soft gels, gel caps, liquids or powders are regulated products simply defined by DSHEA as “a product taken orally that contains a dietary ingredient intended to supplement the daily diet.” As such, the FDA regulates the types of ingredients allowed in supplements. These ingredients include vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, amino acids; and other substances such as enzymes, extracts, probiotics, or concentrates. FDA also has detailed requirements for the labeling of dietary supplements, including nutrition facts, allergen statement, identity verification, and net quantity validation, among others.

A dietary supplement manufacturer must ensure that the Supplement Facts label and ingredient list for each product is accurate, that the dietary ingredients are safe, and that the content matches the amount declared on the label up until the expiration date. As some bioactive ingredients in dietary supplements, such as vitamins, can naturally lose activity and or potency over time, dietary supplement manufacturers may increase the amount of the ingredient at the time of manufacturing to maintain compliance and high quality standards. Process controls for dietary supplement manufacture include establishing and meeting specifications to verify that the finished dietary supplement contains the correct ingredient, purity, strength, and composition intended in accordance with established specifications.

Established specifications assure that the characteristics or attributes desired in the final product will be consistently, uniformly, and reliably achieved. With effective process control, quality is built into the product throughout the entire production process, including testing to preclude the presence of any compounds that may otherwise adulterate the product. Manufacturing facilities are inspected by highly trained FDA staff to attain full compliance with cGMP regulations. To ensure quality products, many industry leaders have established their own supplementary manufacturing standards, exceeding those required by cGMPs. These can include licensing as a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, additional testing of raw materials and finished products, establishing allergen-free facilities and obtaining additional certifications, such as Quality Assurance International Organic, Non-GMO Product Verified, and NSF Certified for Sport certifications.

The word “current” signifies continual improvement; it testifies that companies employ up-to-date technology and systems to provide flexibility toward innovation and modernization for higher quality. In addition, many quality suppliers who are leaders in nutritional research and product development work closely with healthcare professionals to provide effective nutritional solutions. They are dedicated to providing science-based supplements of superior quality and integrity with the highest degree of safety. Our top-of-the-line manufacturers are committed to supporting and improving health, and are recognized for their excellence in purity, consistency, legitimacy and quality in manufacturing.

References:
Dietary Supplements Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information. https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/DietarySupplements/default.htm
Facts About the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs). https://www.fda.gov/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess/manufacturing/ucm169105.htm
Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/06/25/07-3039/current-good-manufacturing-practice-in-manufacturing-packaging-labeling-or-holding-operations-for
Dietary Supplements GMP Registration. http://www.nsf.org/services/by-industry/nutritional-products/dietary-supplements-gmp-registration
FAQs About Dietary Supplements Regulations. https://www.chpa.org/FAQsDS.aspx
Dietary Supplement Labeling Guide: Chapter IV. Nutrition Labeling. https://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/guidancedocumentsregulatoryinformation/dietarysupplements/ucm070597.htm

 

Designs for Health®

DesignsForHealthSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Since 1989, Designs for Health has provided superior quality, research-backed nutritional products formulated by health care professionals exclusively for health care professionals. Designs for Health® is led by a committed team of nutritionally minded clinicians whose ultimate goal is to provide formulas that maximize the potential for successful health outcomes. Under their guiding philosophy, “Science First,” Designs for Health remains unwavering in their commitment to deliver efficacious professional grade products formulated with meaningful quantities of synergistic therapeutic agents.

Designs for Health® utilizes a comprehensive evidence-based approach to research and development and strict GMP manufacturing standards ensure consistency, potency and efficacy of their nutritional supplements. Their wholly owned manufacturing division allows for optimized control over essential elements of production, including new product formulation, manufacturing procedures, and quality standards, as well as in-house testing to ensure products are free of heavy metals, pesticides, toxins, and microbials. Designs for Health® is NSF GMP Registered, assuring the highest manufacturing standards for reliability and quality.

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Vitamin D Supreme...Vitamin D Supreme with Vitamin K1 and K2: This synergistic formula supplies a clinically beneficial dose of highly bioavailable vitamins D3, K1 and K2 in support of optimal bone and arterial health, as well as the maintenance of proper immune system balance. Gluten free, GMP compliant, Non-GMO formulation.

Homocysteine SupremeHomocysteine Supreme™: Formulated with specific B vitamins, synergistic nutrients, and a proprietary NatureFolate™ blend, this product helps to maintain an optimally functioning homocysteine pathway in support of numerous biochemical reactions. These include detoxification, neurotransmitter production, healthy immune function, joint and cartilage structure, and brain and cardiovascular health. Gluten free, GMP compliant, Non-GMO formulation.

Magnesium Buffered...Magnesium Buffered Chelate: This highly stable and absorbable form of magnesium bisglycinate buffered chelate, as TRAACS®, provides 150 mg of elemental magnesium per capsule. Due to a patented process this form is less likely to cause unfavorable gastrointestinal distress than other magnesium forms. GMP compliant, Non-GMO formulation.

DigestzymesDigestzymes™: This proprietary blend of digestive enzymes supports optimal digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, and provides specific enzymes to aid the breakdown of lactose, gluten, and casein. Gluten free, GMP compliant, Non-GMO formulation.