What brand of supplements should I purchase?
With supplements, there is always the question: “Why can’t
I just get what is in my local health food store?” Or “How
about using the CostCo or Sam’s Club or Walgreens brands? They are
so much less expensive.”
You need to know that
all supplements are NOT created equal. Some are very good. Others have tablets that come out looking almost
the same as when they went into your mouth. Others have extra ingredients
that are not listed on the label. Others do not contain what is listed
on the label.
But if there is no outside party to certify the supplements, you have no
idea which ones are good and which are not.
There is a certification called “Good Manufacturing Practices” certification (GMP). It costs the supplement companies money to
acquire, but it does guarantee that the products are what they say they
are, that they are not adulterated in any way, that they are absorbable,
and that they are good at least until the expiration date listed on the bottle.
These are some of the labels you might see on supplement bottles:
In our office, we carry brands which we know are GMP certified.
You are, of course, welcome to purchase supplements anywhere you choose.
We high recommend that you purchase only brands that are GMP certified.
You may have to call the manufacturer to find out that information. If
you do not see the GMP seal on the bottle, it probably is not GMP certified.
Most supplement companies do not go through the certification process,
because it is time-consuming and expensive.
We are happy to order the supplements for you – we have many of them
in stock, and can usually get anything you have been recommended to take
within a day or two. You can also purchase supplements online through
www.ArizonaAdvancedMedicine.com click on the “products” tab and pick a supplement vendor –
Designs for Health, Natural Partners or Xymogen. Follow their instructions
for setting up an account with them.
Please call the front office at 480-240-2600 to place your order, if you
choose to purchase the recommended brands through AZCAM to get comprehensive care.