That is a good question so
let me tell you a little bit about them.
Our emphasis has always been the naturalness of our products,
and our commitment to ensure the safety and good health of those who
use our food supplements is something we feel very strongly about.
The basis of our success has been, and continues to be, our rigorous
scientific approach to the formulation of our products. Because of
this, our nutritional supplements are well balanced and offer
maximum nutrient bioavailability to the consumer.
years, we have conducted numerous clinical studies on our products,
many of which have appeared in prestigious scientific journals, such
as The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, American Journal of
Cardiology, Journal of the American Medical Association and Journal
of the American College of Nutrition. Indeed, a number of the
studies were conducted in association with major universities such
as Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Texas, as well as
The process of having a clinical study published in one of
these journals is extremely rigorous. The research paper is
peer-reviewed by experts who judge it for scientific worthiness.
Once the peer-review process has been completed, the study is then
accepted for publication. We now have over 100 published research
articles proving the results of our products.
No other nutritional
company even comes close to having this kind of proof behind their
products. But the best proof is the many people who have use our
products over the last 85 years. Ask anyone of them and you will
find them saying, “These products are different and I can feel the
difference when I use them”.
The reason for this is simple.
Many nutritional supplements sold today contain only a small portion
of the active ingredients claimed on their label. This occurs
largely because they derive their final product analysis from the
content certification documents provided by the supplier of their
raw materials. In many cases they hope to cut cost to beat other
prices on the market.
also receive these certification documents, but then we conduct our
own incoming inspection to verify the content and quality of the
active ingredients. We are the only company who rejects raw
materials if they do not meet up to our standards. These same
rejected raw materials are not just tossed out; other nutritional
companies with lower standards are using them.
very good example of this was when we made a decision to
discontinue making Asian Ginseng Complex. We became aware that Panax
ginseng, imported from China during the 1998 season, was
contaminated by a fungicide. This was an industry-wide
the FDA determined that the levels of the fungicide were not harmful
and that the fungicide-contaminated ginseng compounds could continue
to be sold in the United States, we decided to discontinue our
ginseng product until a pure source of ginseng could be
found. We were the only
company to do so!
But that is only one of
many reasons our products are different. Another reason is that our
manufacturing process is then followed by a comprehensive final
product analysis designed to verify that the active ingredients are
actually present in the proper concentrations in the final product
before it is ever sold to you. As many as 256 separate test are
preformed during the process, 176 on the raw materials alone! Every
product is backed by our 100%, no questions asked, money-back
many of the nutritional products on the market today, we will not
even bring a product to the market unless there is substantial proof
of its health benefits. Each of our products are formulated based
upon third-party research and independent clinical studies. There is
scientific substantiation behind each of our products.
a sad fact that the huge demand for herbal products has spawned so
many bogus ingredients. You will not find these ingredients in our
products because they don't hold up to scientific scrutiny. For
example, DHEA, glycoproteins, shark cartilage, Garcinia cambogia,
and many other "trendy" products do not have enough scientific
support to qualify as one of our products. We simply will not
sacrifice our integrity for short-term profits.
claim we make is backed by 100% scientific proof. Rigorous
analytical testing ensures each of our products consistently
delivers what is on our label. We offer you safe, reliable
guaranteed performance and you are the final judge.
While any two nutritional supplements may resemble one
another in the sense that they utilize the proper nutrients in their
respective formulations, the ingredients used may still differ in
type and quality as markedly as a second-hand car does from a new
Mercedes. Oftentimes, lower-priced products are usually synonymous
with inexpensive (or even inferior) raw materials. Moreover, with
the consumer in mind, there remains questions related to issues
such as ingredient safety, product testing, and so on. Shaklee is
among the very few manufacturers who have its own manufacturing
facility and who regularly test their products for safety and
efficacy with the consumer in mind.
the FDA is looking into providing regulations on nutritional
supplements to help protect the consumer and we are leading the way.
Until then, it is very much a world of "buyer
why take a chance with your health when you can have the very best?
It’s one place where second best is simply not good enough. Try our
products today; it will be the best investment you ever made! We
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS SPEAK OUT:
FROM CHRISTOPHER SCOTT, M.D., Saskatoon:
"Supplements are absolutely crucial
due to the quality of our soil and food today.
a lot of different supplements available on the market, but labels
do not accurately reflect contents. Over the past ten years I
have been using Shaklee supplements for personal use, as well as
confidently recommending them to my patients."
FROM LINDA RODRIQUEZ, M.D., Pediatrician
19 years Shaklee has been a blessing for me, my family, and my
patients who have all benefited from scientifically proven products
for quality health and healthy living. Our food today is so
deficient in nutrients because of what we have done to it, it is no
longer the same food that Mother Nature offered to us. For my
fellow physicians who are looking into incorporating nutrition in
their practice, I encourage you to consider using Shaklee's quality
health products that you can trust and recommend with full
FROM KATHY WICKENS,
Chiropractor, Perth, ON
get results with Shaklee! There is a definite difference in
the holding patterns for chiropractic adjustments for patients
taking Shaklee supplements."
DAY, Registered Nutritional Consultant, Toronto, ON
been in practice for over 26 years and have used many brands of
supplements, including Professional brands. About 7 years ago,
I was given information about the Shaklee Corporation. I was
impressed when I read that over 100 research studies and articles
about Shaklee products were published in prestigious nutritional and
medical journals. Wanting the best for my clients, I started
recommending Shaklee supplements. I was amazed at the
results. My clients experienced a level of wellness far
exceeding anything I had experienced in the previous 19 years."
FROM NEIL PAGETT, M.D., Internal Medicine
"Supplements make sense. You have to have good
double-blind, peer-reviewed clinical studies in order to evaluate
them. As a medical professional, that's the only thing I will
listen to. Except for Shaklee, I am not aware of any company
that does on-going, in depth studies. Shaklee is the only
company I can professionally recommend."
RICK MEDORA, Chiropractor, Kingston, ON
trusted name in clinical science is Shaklee."
A Pharmacist tells why he takes
Shaklee and only Shaklee!
you might be interested in this e-mail. I asked my friend,
Harry Shurley, a pharmacist, why he took Shaklee vitamins when he
could get others, as samples, for free. Here is his
Why do I
take Shaklee vitamins? From a pharmacist's view you have to
look at the clinical research that is done by Shaklee.
Lindley and I are writing a book on prenatal nutrition -- not
quite complete -- and we requested clinical studies from the makers
of prenatal vitamins and NO major company (except Shaklee) could
provide us with any studies!
Also, as you know, the Shaklee
vitamins are natural as opposed to the synthetic prenatal vitamins
available in drug stores. The makers of those prenatal
vitamins stress the amount of folic acid in them, which is 1 mg .
Because they have 1 mg of folic acid they have to be on
prescription because folic acid can mask pernicious anemia, but if
you look at the prenatal vitamins they have very few of the other
vitamins and most leave out biotin completely.
It is funny
that you ask me this question because a few weeks ago I had a nurse
call in for some prenatal vitamins and I asked her what was the best
prenatal vitamin and she said, "I don't know." So I asked her
how did they determine what brand of vitamin to give to the patients
and she said, "Whatever they can tolerate".
There are so
many reasons why I take Shaklee over the vitamins I could get from
pharmaceutical companies. I don' t have time to explain all,
but the main reason is because the Shaklee vitamins produce results!
Till next time, have a