What are “Professional Grade Supplements”?
Professional grade supplements have been produced under the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) Current Good Manufacturing Processes. This means the FDA is inspecting and regulating their Brands and facilities and has standards that need to be met.
Why use “Professional Grade Supplements”?
High standards are critical for the medicines you take. That includes therapeutic supplements and botanical/herbs as well.
We recommend purchasing only Professional grade supplements, to ensure quality, purity, and that ALL supplements and raw materials are found to be free of heavy metals and other contaminants. And that scientific testing shows the purity that the products within the bottle match exactly the label.
What are Dr. Litov’s favored brands of supplements and herbs?
Dr. Litov uses brands that have a long-term documented strict quality assurance program, above what most companies on the market do and exceed FDA requirements. She has spent many years evaluating companies. In her office, she tends to use Pure Encapsulations, Klaire Labs/Prothera, Thorne, Gaia Herbs, Integrative Therapeutics, Nordic Naturals, NFH, Vitanica and a few others.
To assist the general public in determining those companies that meet the highest standards, Emerson/Wellevate has created a program to do an independent evaluation and audit of companies who agree to it. When you order from a Gold or Silver certified company, you can be assured that these specific standards and testing have been met.
If you go to the Wellevate website through the link above, you will be able to see which companies meet those exceptional high standards. Those are the companies Dr. Litov favors.
Why does it matter where I purchase supplements online? Are there counterfeit supplements being sold?
With the news showing that many over the counter supplements are not what they claim on the label, and/or have contaminants. And other news showing that some online resources/sellers, like Amazon, have sold counterfeit products, it is important to know how and where to purchase products that are able to uphold consistent standards.
Because there are not enough controls in place, we DO NOT recommend purchasing supplements online from Amazon, eBay or other 3rd party distributor except those listed on this page.
Where can I buy Professional Grade Supplements?
Wellevate and Fullscript– These are distributorships that have along record of quality assurance and relationships with professional quality supplement companies. They are also HIPAA compliant for privacy.
Purchase directly from some of the Professional companies.
NOTE: The above links to Wellevate and Fullscript will provide a 10% discount on all orders. This makes it a more affordable option than Amazon or even direct from the company.