FoundationMED is pleased to offer our patients direct from the manufacturer access to the highest quality supplements available – and often at a discounted price. We have carefully selected these companies based on quality and customer care.
To assure product purity and freshness.
We have carefully selected these companies based on quality and customer care. We feel that it is important to purchase directly from the manufacturer to avoid the pitfalls of grey-market products, outdated or mislabeled products and to know that you are obtaining the freshest product available.
Additionally, supplement companies will (rightly) not stand by products obtained from unregistered resellers often found on the internet. Many of the higher quality supplement providers will only sell through practitioners’ offices or qualified resellers (who are not to sell openly on the internet). FoundationMED does not provide supplements directly in our office but has partnered with several qualified supplement providers to allow patients to purchase directly from the manufacturer and often at a discounted price.
It is no secret that there is a wide variation in quality when it comes to supplements. Many times, what is claimed to be in the bottle is simply not true – either by dose or by quality. In addition, detail matters when it comes to precisely which ingredient is used – for example – Vit D2 is NOT the same as Vit D3, and alpha tocopherol is not the same as high gamma mixed tocopherols. The precise amounts and forms of ingredients used matters! Finally, toxins need to be considered and sought out (i.e. Citrinin free Red Yeast Rice). Toxins can also be present if certain chemicals are used in the production of certain supplements as well.
FoundationMED makes recommendations to our patients after careful consideration of issues such as quality of manufacturer, quality of ingredients and necessity of any particular ingredients (often supplements have combinations of ingredients that may or may not be helpful). It can take some time finding the proper supplement for any particular patient need.
We are satisfied that our supplement partners are dedicated to providing safe, quality products that contain what they claim and work diligently to keep toxins and contaminants out.
Most of our associated supplement companies do not sell, or allow their items to be sold on the internet or Amazon. Similarly, they do not support or vouch for any of the products purchased from the internet. You are NOT assured of a quality, appropriate supplement when not purchasing directly from the manufacturer.
We feel that supplements should be taken seriously. At the very least, it is important to us that you obtain the type and amount of supplement you paid for, and that it is fresh, fully supported, and purchased directly from the manufacturer.