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Health Food Store Supplements vs. Nutraceuticals Smiley Face
The following comparison table between health store supplements and nutraceuticals shows you why we offer our clients only certified nutraceutical products from reputable companies like Priority One and Canadian Longevity.

Health Food Store Supplements


  • Food grade processing.
  • 300% concentrate.
  • Can be a stimulant to digestion (carminative) therefore often recalled by the Health Protection Branch. 
  • Pharmaceutical grade processing.
  • 3000% concentrated.
  • FDA approved.
  • Bulk purchased from a second party.
  • Not assayed, therefore not inspected.
  • Batch purchased from prime source.
  • Assayed before accepted
  • Certificates of analysis available upon request from independent labs.
  • Safe from GMO’s.
  • Packaged with binders (additives).
  • Processed under high pressure with solvents that are inflammable.
  • Heat degrades viability.
  • The use of CFC’s and CO2 creates an acidic pH.
  • Packaged with  low pressure enzyme catalyzed, inert pH.
  • No thermal degradation.
  • Phytosols used for extraction--nonflammable and non-toxic.
  • Sold to the public.
  • Meet food grade requirements, i.e. GRAS (generally regarded as safe),  not pharmaceutical requirements.
  • Sold only to health practitioners who must be licensed by a board or approved by examination.
  • Sold over the counter, therefore can be purchased without any liability to business.   
  • By professional sales only. Not sold to the public directly.
  • Supplemental--to enhance dietary deficiencies (not tested).
  • Conditional--to treat specific health conditions, therefore requires a trained health professional.
  • Recommended by an unlicensed employee.
  • Recommended by a health professional who has studied and passed exams for professional use.
  • Suppliers are profit oriented.
  • Use non-expensive recycled materials, e.g. oyster shell or chicken shell for calcium.
  • Suppliers are profit and health oriented.
  • Suppliers sole purpose is to assist health professionals to optimize their patients health.
  • Non-specific research.
  • General articles.
  • Specific clinical research ongoing.
  • University of Colorado--several teams of Doctors.
  • Example: the theory of molecular mimicry where food molecules in a compromised individual act as immune system antigens and cause immuno-deficient reactions. (Dr. Van Dueck’s personal experience with reactive immune arthritis as a result of food poisoning  is a perfect example.)
  • Trends, fads, hype.
  • Mass marketing.
  • Constant association upgraded information.
  • Current clinical research by health professionals.
  • Results from projects.
  • Individual doctor studies.
  • Non-certified.
  • Buyer beware standard.
  • Certified organic.
  • Guaranteed uncontaminated sources.
  • No disintegration standards.
  • Could be indigestible.
  • Meets standardized USP disintegration standards.
  • Disintegrates within 40 minutes at body temperature.
  • Non-patented processing.      
  • Patented processing method (lypholization).
  • Preparations are stabilized for storage and viability.
  • No Drug Identification Numbers (DIN).
  • DIN or DIN numbers pending.
  • DIN number applications are current with FDA requirements.
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