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Pharmaceutical Grade Supplements
Pharmaceuticals must meet certain standards for quality as established by the United States Pharmacopeia (or USP). The USP is a non-profit organization that works closely with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the pharmaceutical industry, and health care professionals to establish authoritative standards. These standards are enforceable by the FDA and the governments of more than 35 other countries, and are recognized worldwide as the hallmark of pharmaceutical manufacturing quality.
"Laboratory tested, quality guaranteed. Meets USP specifications for potency, uniformity, and disintegration where applicable." You will also notice more concise labeling requirements with pharmaceutical quality.
It is estimated that about 5% of all supplements are pharmaceutical grade
Pajaro Street Health and Wellness recommends:
Usana Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, Utah, manufacturer of pharmaceutical grade vitamins and supplements
Vitamin and supplement rating corporation (Independant): Nutrisearch http://www.nutrisearch.ca/
Editors note: I can not recommend any vitamins and supplements unless they are pharmaceutical grade. Unfortunetly most vitamins on store shelves are not only not pharmaceutical grade, but they are not even manufactured by the company who has placed a label on it. These supplements have often been stored and transfered between a variety of middle men losing their freshness which means their potency has diminished - just like many food products. Fortunetly, with the development of the internet and quality oriented marketing networks, quality vitamins and supplements are more readily available and findable.