Due to the fast pace of modern life and intensive farming methods that have negatively impacted the food supply, even people who try to eat correctly are still often lacking the essential vitamins and minerals that keep us healthy. Knowing the needs of each individual is important in determining which supplements are necessary. “Bioavailability” and quality are vital to finding the right supplements to optimize your health. Bioavailability means to what extent the vitamin can be absorbed from your intestines to actually do its job. All of our products are quality tested to ensure maximum potency and absorption.
Supplements are categorized as Nutritional Grade, Medical Grade or Pharmaceutical Grade:
Nutritional Grade – vitamins you find at your local store (GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Central Market and Whole Foods). There is no real regulation of these and, for example, you may not be getting the 1000mg of vitamin C that they claim. The purity is questionable and the actual vitamin is in a form that is not very bioavailable. Some of these brands may contain preservatives, colorings, synthetic chemicals, and other problem ingredients. You have to go above and beyond to find good quality nutritional supplements as quality standards vary between stores.
Medical Grade – a somewhat purer vitamin. The bioavailability is better than nutritional grade. A pre-formulated supplement targeting a specific function of the body, however no outside source has evaluated the product and validated its contents.
Pharmaceutical Grade – the best vitamin you can buy. This category of vitamins is formulated with the highest quality of standard to provide the greatest efficacy and quality. For a company to claim this an outside accredited lab has evaluated the supplement and confirmed they are the purest and most bioavailable. This is the only class of supplements sold by our office.
Our medical staff continually monitors new scientific research to make the best possible recommendations. We provide only the purest and most potent supplements available. These pharmaceutical grade vitamins are available only through healthcare professionals and are manufactured to exceed industry standards for quality.