The dietary supplement industry has received a lot of scrutiny in recent years for lack of quality control and claim substantiation. Unfortunately, it is easy for companies to cut corners on quality control and end up with a product that doesn't match the claims and ingredients on their label. Luckily, third-party organizations are stepping up to solve this problem by objectively certifying supplements for purity, safety, and quality.
What are Third-Party Certifications
When a product is third-party certified, it means the product was tested by a company that was not involved in the production or sale of the supplement. It was impartially reviewed to ensure the product matches what is on the label and that's safe for consumption.
Third-party certifications play an essential role in reducing the uncertainty surrounding the dietary supplement industry. They have helped consumers regain trust in the supplements companies that they are consuming.
How to Tell if a Supplement is Third-Party Certified
Products that have been third-party certified will have a certification stamp displayed on the label from the certification company. Certification stamps are proof that the product is safe and lives up to its claims. If you don't see a third-party certification logo on your supplement, the chance is it is not certified.
Why Third-Party Certifications are Important
If a supplement is not third-party certified, it does not automatically mean its not a good product. However, there is no way to be confident that it is safe or effective. You can avoid all this uncertainty by simply choosing a supplement that has been tested and certified for its quality and safety.
Certifications by Nutrasource
At Nutrasource, we have four third-party certification programs that cater to various subsections of the dietary supplement market.
Look for our logos on your supplements to be sure you are purchasing a quality product that will help you reach your health goals.