Tuesday, February 20, 2007

What Health Care Professionals Are Saying About Shaklee!

From Dr. Steve Chaney, PhD,

One of the biggest mistakes people make is taking inexpensive vitamins or buying them based on "deals". Cut-rate products often contain additives, food allergens, sugar, artificial food coloring and flavoring. Many are coated with shellac, or contain potentially hazardous chemicals like chlorine. We know from various studies that potency and purity can vary widely from pill to pill and bottle to bottle. Another problem is freshness.
The FDA does not require expiration dates on supplement bottles, so many companies don't include them. (Note to reader - all Shaklee supplements are labeled with an expiration date.) But - we KNOW Shaklee performs up to 176 separate tests for purity, freshness, potency, and safety on the raw ingredients for a single product! "The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the cheap price is forgotten!"
From Christopher C. Jensen, PhD, VP of Scientific Affairs for Shaklee

Most supplement companies would worry about a visit from the FDA, but Shaklee scientists invited FDA representatives to the Norman, Oklahoma manufacturing plant to discuss quality control standards for the industry. The FDA came away impressed by the rigorous quality control measures at Shaklee that far exceed those typically found in the dietary supplement industry.There will always be bogus ingredients in the marketplace.
They'll never be in Shaklee products, however, because they don't meet our scientific standards. It comes down to a question of short term sales or long standing integrity. Shaklee screens all raw materials for presence of heavy metals or agrichemical residues, solvents, coloring agents, flavoring agents, irradiation, nutrient composition and more. This procedure is common in the pharmaceutical industry, but not in the minimally-regulated supplement industry. One example of Shaklee's philosophy in action is the steps we took upon learning that ginseng supplies from China were contaminated with a fungicide. Despite the fact that asian ginseng was one of our best selling herbal products, we took ours off the market, yet few if any other companies stopped selling ginseng. Shaklee truly cares about each ingredient in every product it sells, and is committed to "living in harmony with nature."

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