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February 4, 2015

The New York State attorney general’s office accused 4 national retailers on Monday of selling dietary supplements that were fraudulent and in many cases contaminated with unlisted ingredients.  They had run tests on popular store brands of herbal supplements at the retailers- Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC.  The tests showed that approximately 4 out of 5 of the products contained none of the herbs listed and may contain cheap fillers.  For example, at GNC the agency found that 5 of 6 samples from the company’s signature “Herbal Plus” brand were either unrecognizable or a substance other than what they claimed to be.  Other companies that were tested contained powdered rice, beans, peas and wild carrots.

This is NO SURPRISE to us.  We pride ourselves in the quality of our products.  We use companies that adhere to standardization practices, European Herbs, and use GMP (Good Manufacturing Procedures).  We look for specific products like our Joint Essential Plus and the patent pending Glucosipure, the most pure form of Glucosamine.  Anyone can choose to purchase a product for joint relief, but finding the right quality and a fair price is far more important than fair quality at a cheaper price.

It is important to choose a company to deal with in which the products are quality tested.

Here is the link to the article:

New York Times February 3, 2015, “What’s In the Supplements?”

God bless you and to your good health!

Joyce Gibb MS, CRNP
Ask The Pharmacist Group, LLC