When you trust us for your supplements, you know you're getting high-quality products that are free from contaminants, impurities, and pathogens. And you know you're getting exactly what's on the label – and nothing else.
Why gamble with your health – sometimes only to save a dime or two?
Isn't your health worth the best? We think it is. We vow to continue to do our due diligence to bring you nothing but the finest quality supplements and products to help you take control of your health.
Here at Mercola.com, we take great pride in providing you with quality, pure, and safe supplements.
From the sourcing of ingredients to the harvest and processing of individual components to the packaging of the finished supplement, we go to great lengths to deliver what we truly believe is the finest quality product – second to none.
When we say we put only the finest sourced ingredients into our supplements, we mean it. Many manufacturers and retailers claim their products are made from pure and quality ingredients, but one look at the product label often separates the truth from fiction.
What can you tell from the product label?
Many companies add ingredients to their products that don't belong there.
As you likely already know, researchers find out more and more every day about the safety and potential effectiveness of nutrients and other ingredients added to supplements.
So it takes a major commitment to staying tuned in to the ongoing research to maintain a product line that's optimally effective and safe. And that's what we've done. Sometimes that commitment leads to added expenses and hassles of tweaking our formulations, but we never hesitate to do it to maintain top-shelf quality and purity.
Which ingredients signal a red flag?
Magnesium Stearate – Very often seen on supplement labels, this is a lubricant that provides no nutritional benefit, and is added solely for the convenience of the manufacturer as a flow agent, not for your health.
Palmitic Acid, Carbopol (Acrylic Resin), Red and Yellow Iron Oxide, Shellac, and MSG are also ingredients you don't want to see in products. You'll never see them in ours.
Likewise, you also won't find Talcum Powder or Parabens in our personal and skin care products.
Labels can't always tell you how fresh a product truly is or the source or quality of individual ingredients. You must know how the manufacturer operates and the standards to which they hold their operations.
For example, these questions are important to ask:
When we work with trusted manufacturers, we insist on strict quality control standards and certifications. Many of these are voluntary, but we believe they demonstrate competence and a dedication to quality.
Especially with fragile oils like our Krill Oil, Ubiquinol, Astaxanthin, and CLA supplements, a high-quality encapsulation and delivery system is crucial for maintaining freshness and quality.
Many manufacturers settle for softgel-type delivery systems. Softgels are formulated with plasticizers to make them soft. The plasticizers form channels. Oxygen and moisture can permeate through these channels, increasing the risk of rancidity and degradation before you even receive the product!
We use what we consider the highest quality technology available for delivery and encapsulation of nutrients. Our hardshell capsules:
Krill oil contains a high concentration of phospholipids that can present a challenge to manufacturers. Our hardshell capsules and advanced filling technology, which flushes the capsule with nitrogen after filling to minimize oxygen exposure and aid in long-term stability, coupled with our fish gelatin capsules, provide a unique all-marine product that provides a better oxygen barrier than softgels.
And especially with a product like Krill Oil, hard capsules are preferred three times more than softgels for odor and taste.
When you receive a supplement that uses a hard capsule delivery system, you can be assured you're getting fresh, stable ingredients.
Discover more about this state-of-the-art technology here: http://capsugel.com/en/products-services/products/capsules/licaps/.
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