Our staff of health care professionals has searched the planet for the highest quality, purest, most bioavailable products that are independently tested, non GMO, and free of fillers, gluten, dairy, soy, eggs and nuts. There are no added coatings, binders, excipients, artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors.
Why choose Professional Grade Supplements?
PURE INGREDIENTS: Most professional supplement companies use high-grade raw ingredients which are routinely tested for impurities and quality. Many over-the-counter brands do not make the extra effort. For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as some companies do, top quality companies perform their own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients such as preservatives, excipients (inactive substances added to a supplement), or lactose that are found in many commercially available vitamin D dilutions. Why must vitamin D be diluted? Because in its pure form, it is too concentrated to safely blend into a vitamin product. Pure vitamin D is 40 MILLION International Units (IU) per gram. The RDA for adults is 600-800 IU per day. To ensure proper mixing, it must be made into a diluted powder that flows and does not lose potency. So, companies that use prediluted vitamin D are often using unacceptable excipients in their products unless, of course, they manufacture their own products (many do not) and perform the dilution in-house.
INGREDIENTS YOU DON'T WANT: Liver markers on lab tests can reveal elevated enzymes (a marker of dysfunction) when the liver is forced to process supplements that contain contaminants. Doctors often blame nutritional supplements in general and advise patients to stop taking any supplements. Thankfully, professional supplement brands routinely exclude impure additives and are more likely to be free of excipients which can interfere with absorption and bioavailability in sensitive people.
TABLETS VS. CAPSULES: Tablets require binders, lubricants, coatings, disintegrates and other excipients. Some are even sprayed with shellac (called pharmaceutical glaze) or vegetable protein, frequently derived from corn, corn which in the U.S. is usually, a GMO crop. Many tablets also contain colorings and flavorings. Most high-quality supplements are only found in capsule form using hypoallergenic vegetarian capsules to provide the purest supplements possible.
OTHER CONCERNS: The body requires conversions of many vitamins from the form in which they’re originally ingested, to the activated form that our bodies utilize most readily. Whenever possible, seek out products with raw ingredients that are active versions of nutrients, like Pyridoxal-5’-phosphate which is the active form of vitamin B6. Other examples include: Riboflavin – as riboflavin 5’-phosphate, B12 -as methylcobalamin and folate as L-methylfolate (5-MTHF.) Why is this important? People who are extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised often have trouble making these types of biochemical conversions. Other factors such as age and genetic predisposition can also contribute to an inability to absorb nutrients through food or supplements. When activated forms of nutrients are taken, the risk of supplements not being absorbed is minimized.
Professional supplements are generally speaking, more potent and as such, can require they be taken while under the care of a medical practitioner. Their manufacturers tend to formulate products based on dosages used in scientific studies. This is important because studies form the basis from which most supplements are created and from which most dosages are recommended. If the recommended dose is too low, it will not be efficacious (meaning the supplement won’t have the desired effect.) With some supplements, taking higher doses than what is recommended can be harmless. But with others, taking a supplement in too high a dose can be dangerous, resulting in liver toxicity and perhaps even leading to something more serious, what in the supplement industry is often called an “adverse event.”
The bottom line:
You can shop with confidence knowing that extensive research has gone into our product selection. We do not carry thousands of products in our inventory like other vitamin superstore websites. Every single product on this site has passed a very strict and thorough screening process, ensuring they are pure, proven, and exceptional.