Nutrition Therapy

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How do you know that you are you getting quality products and ingredients?

When we recommend nutritional products to promote the health of our patients, the quality of the products that we choose can make a difference. Thousands of nutritional products are on the market today, but there are important differences in quality and price.

The most expensive product is the one that does not work. So how can we be confident that the nutritional products we recommend reflect our professional standards? How should we evaluate nutritional products to ensure that our patients' best interest are addressed?

True high nutritional supplements are manufactured in facilities inspected and certified by one or more of the following organizations:

  • National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA)
  • NSF International
  • US Pharmacopoeia (USP)
  • Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA)

GMP certification is not free. In fact it's very expensive to implement - which is why most nutritional supplement manufacturers are not officially GMP certified. Many claim that they operate in accordance with GMP. But without actual GMP certifcation, you cannot be sure if they are adhering to GMP requirements.logo-gmp-certs.jpg

Comprehensive safety reviews of ingredients are also essential to good nutritional supplements. Low cost suppliers often don't spend the time or money to conduct adequate literature reviews for safety, or devote qualified professionals to review this literature. Which partly explains how they can supply products at a lower cost. But cutting corners on safety can have a long-reaching effect on your health. And that's a cost that no one can afford.

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