Most of us take vitamins to boost our nutrient intake in addition to our (mostly) healthy diets.
However, not all vitamins are created equally, and with our busy lives, it’s easy to overlook the details. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of five things to consider before buying your next bottle.
1. Are the ingredients non-GMO?
Genetically Modified (GMO) foods are grown using pesticides, herbicides and synthetic or chemical fertilizers. No matter how much they’re rinsed and washed, the residue of these chemicals remain.
Research has shown mixed results as to whether or not GMO foods have negative effects on our health. However, products formulated without chemicals and synthetics are safer for both human consumption and the environment.
2. Does it have certifications?
Organizations like NSF International and U.S. Pharmacopeia certify supplements to help ensure the product has been third-party tested for safety and efficacy. These certifications can typically be found on the bottle or box, as seen on our Omega 3 Fish Oil.
Keep in mind, these certifications are optional, but it helps the consumer know the supplement is annually tested by a third-party organization.
3. Is it routinely tested?
In addition to annual certifications, it’s helpful to know the product is tested on a more frequent basis. Our manufacturer tests batch-for-batch to ensure you get the same quality product in every bottle.
4. Where is it manufactured?
As an extra measure of caution, it’s good to know where your supplements come from. Look for supplements that are manufactured in an FDA registered and GMP-certified facility.
What does GMP-certified mean? Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a system that ensures products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. This simply means the facility receives announced and unannounced inspections to ensure safety and quality production.
We proudly stand behind our top-quality products and facility. Our products are all manufactured right here in the United States using the finest ingredients from the most reputable sources. Of course, our manufacturer is FDA registered and GMP-certified too.
5. How are the reviews?
Last but certainly not least, read reviews! Reviews are helpful in understanding the experience and results of other customers as well as evaluating the credibility of a company.
Did you know our Omega 3 Fish Oil has the highest number of reviews out of all fish oil’s sold on Amazon? We take supplements seriously and so should you!