When you trust Mercola for your health products, you know you're getting top-quality items that are specially designed for your wellness, vitality and safety.
Below are 9 principles that we use to set the standards for all of our premium products:
1. All our products are researched by Dr. Mercola.
Dr. Mercola is a pioneer who founded Mercola.com, which is now the leading natural health website in the world. Mercola.com brings millions of visitors each month to read Dr. Mercola’s articles, as he closely studies the scientific literature, and interviews leading experts from around the world. All formulations are created by Dr. Mercola and his team of experts to produce premium products that help you Take Control of Your Health.™
2. Enhanced Bioavailability.
Natural products from plants, animals and minerals are not always well absorbed by our bodies. Technologies are developed and tested to enhance absorption, improve bioavailability, or use sustained release technology to help you get the most value for your money.
3. Clean Ingredients.
We work to reduce the number of unnecessary ingredients in each formula, by taking additional time in manufacturing. For instance, ingredients like magnesium stearate and titanium dioxide that are used as flow agents or lubricants which allow machinery to run faster but end up in the product you consume-we make sure these are left out of our products. In addition, magnesium stearate is often derived from genetically modified plant sources.
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4. No GMOs.
We don’t allow genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our products. We look to use GMO-free or organic ingredients whenever possible. Even our cotton plugs in the supplement bottles are organic. We avoid corn and soy in our products due to contamination potential, and for those with sensitivities to these allergens.
5. We protect our products from degradation.
Foods spoil over time, and so do supplements. We use premium capsules to protect our supplements from degradation and spoilage. Many brands use more commonly available softgels that are permeable, exposing valuable ingredients to oxidation and potential rancidity.
6. Our products are manufactured according to the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) specific to each type of product.
We audit our suppliers to ensure our premium products adhere to the manufacturing regulations.
7. Our products are tested.
Our dietary supplement ingredients are tested for identity, potency, stability, contamination and adulteration. Our foods are tested at the ingredient and at the finished product stages to ensure safety and quality.
8. We take sustainability into perspective when selecting our ingredients, packaging and products.
We generously support regenerative agriculture and other sustainable programs.
9. Continuous Improvement.
We’re always looking to improve our products with better ingredients. When organic or more sustainable ingredients become available, we upgrade our products.