Nutritional supplements are used today by millions of Americans. Many of these supplements are not tested, and do not adhere to strict and stringent guidelines, as far as what is actually in these products. Do you know what is actually in your nutritional supplements? Many have fillers and binders and are not giving people the actual raw materials that their labels claim. The nutritional companies that I use in my practice are the purest of those on the market, and are mostly sold through health care professionals.
The main nutritional companies that I use are Supreme Nutrition products, Standard Process, Pure Encapsulations, Thorne Research, Energetix, and Douglas Laboratories. All nutritional supplements are not alike and many are synthetic and cannot be absorbed properly by the body.
- Supreme Nutrition has all of their raw materials put through strict testing and sourcing, and their products are even muscle tested to determine the best raw product selection.
- Thorne Research has had the unique distinction of being inspected and approved by Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the pharmaceutical regulatory agency of Australia. Considered the toughest regulatory agency in the world, the TGA inspection and certification is conducted at a pharmaceutical level standard.
- Pure Encapsulations is NSF-GMP registered in the U.S, GMP certified in Canada and exceeds the standards of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for supplement manufacturing.
- Energetix products are manufactured to the highest quality standards according to cGMP guidelines in an FDA-registered facility.
- Standard Process uses repeated testing on various stages of every batch throughout the manufacturing process, which enables quality and safety for their products. On average, a batch is tested six times. Every week, scientists in their full-scale quality control laboratory perform as many as 1,100 tests on raw materials, in-process product batches, and finished product. They use analytical methods that have been approved by nationally recognized evaluative bodies, including the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) and United States Pharmacopeia.
Typically, a patient will bring in bags of supplements to muscle test. For the average patient, I find more than half of the pills they are taking to be not only unnecessary, but actually harmful in terms of supporting the body’s normal regulation processes. It is astounding how many people are taking supplements without any guidance, no wonder why many people aren’t getting the results they expect.