Quality over Quantity
The Pharmaceutical Grade Difference
Here at HealthAccel, we choose to carry only Pharmaceutical Grade supplements over Cosmetic Grade (what you can buy at any store). We believe that the quality of the product maximizes your results.
Pharmaceutical Grade: What does it mean?
The term “pharmaceutical grade” does have a strict legal definition. It refers to compounds and raw ingredients that have met strict standards for purity and processing conditions. These standards are established by the US Pharmacopeia (USP).
The product must be in excess of 99% purity with NO binders, fillers, excipients, dyes, or unknown substances.
Taking this type of quality will give you results faster than you would normally expect than taking cosmetic grade, because of the potency.
Pharmaceutical Grade also means that the product has been manufactured under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) conditions and is pure, safe and reliable. Under GMP, every step of the process is followed using established procedures to assure the best quality possible. This includes training, equipment, raw materials, and facilities. Processing and manufacturing can be traced back to the date, time, lot number, and equipment used.
These products are typically accessed through a Licensed or Certified Health Professional. You cannot purchase these products at your local grocery store, health food stores, and third party websites. This grade of supplements is very potent and must be made sure that there are only positive interactions with any current medications. We work with Doctors.
Cosmetic/Food Grade nutritional supplements may or may not follow good manufacturing practices and may or may not contain what is actually listed on the label. The FDA allows questionable fillers and binders such as; cork by products, chemical dyes, sodium benzoate, dextrose, and propylene glycol to name a few. This is what is being sold at common stores such as Walmart, Target, Walgreens/CVS and local grocery stores to name a few.
In most cases, impure ingredients are used by many companies for inexpensive cost purposes. The FDA does not require manufacturers to list these ingredients on the labels if they are not added when making the final product.
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