WHY CHOOSE PURVIVE SUPPLEMENTS
Did you know that the FDA has stated that about 70 percent of the nation’s supplement companies have run afoul of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s manufacturing regulations over the past five years, according to a top agency official. That means that 70% percent of supplement companies Violate FDA Regulations when making supplements.
Yes, you heard that right! And it’s not going to change anytime soon! Not until congress addresses these major problems and puts in place stricter regulations, just like the pharmaceutical companies are required to follow.
6 INDUSTRY PROBLEMS WITH HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS
INCORRECT MEASURING OF INGREDIENTS
Supplement companies are putting you at risk of constantly violating labeling with incorrect concentration amounts, in a major investigation into just how unregulated supplements really are. Frontline discovered jaw dropping unruly practices from supplement makers, and educating everyone on just how unregulated the supplement industry really is. Within the study they discovered that the making of supplements is like stepping into the “WILD, WILD, WEST”. Meaning, there is no regulatory body in securing the quality, purity, absorbency and safety when making supplements. The very supplements that Millions of Americans take each and every day!
MISLEADING LABEL INFORMATION
There is a lot of misleading information on the market today as to which supplements are the best. As a consumer, you need to be aware of all the misguided sales tactics companies use to get you to purchase their products, these companies use useless fillers, binders, preservatives and low-quality herbs. These items we just listed are how they make their products as cheap as possible. Many companies don’t even have basic recipes for the vitamins and other supplements they sell.
BAD HARVESTING PRACTICES
Do you know what herbs are really in your supplements, where are they from, and when are they being harvested?
If you’re asking yourself why does this matter? Well, here is why! It is critical to know when an herb is going to be at its highest concentration period during the year; this is when it should be harvested to maximize effectiveness. After all, this is the entire reason that you are buying a supplement and like most consumers just assume that if you can buy it on the shelf, that you are getting what the bottle and label says.
In the United States, unfortunately, most of the herbs that are harvested are grown anytime throughout the year, so the percentage of concentration of the ingredient herb is not going to be as effective as you believe.
When we look at Eastern Countries that have been harvesting these supplements and herbs for years, and even hundreds of years, they only harvest at certain times of the year to ensure that the active ingredient is very high and at its peak.
A quality supplement will ensure that when and where herbs are harvested is always taken into consideration.
CONTAMINATION OF PRODUCTS & MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT
FDA inspections have shown a constant problem of finding tainted raw herbs that have traces of pesticides in the herbs you’re taking, discovering bacteria and not only that, but finding bacteria in pediatric supplements. They are also finding traces of supplements contaminated with illegal prescription medications. Yes, it is so unbelievable, but true!
Now, we don’t have to tell you that this is unsanitary, unhealthy and unsafe. In fact, during FDA inspections they have found equipment that processes these supplements with age old dust, residue build up of bacteria and mold growing around machines. There have also been too many cases where the containers used to store the raw ingredients and herbs are never sanitized adequately or properly after use. These containers get filled with other products and chemicals over and over again, and that is how you end up having debris left from previous batches sometimes winding up in newly made products.
A “Proprietary Blend” is a way for a company to hide what they put into their products; proprietary blends only serve to harm the consumer and should be avoided as much as possible.
A proprietary blend is essentially a combination of ingredients but instead of listing the amount of each ingredient. only the sum of the “blend” is listed. This means that a company can not only change their product at any time without giving you notice but also leave you guessing as to what is actually in their products.
When mass-producing supplements you create a lot of friction and heat, which kills off beneficial enzymes. So how do you know the bottle your purchasing that contains enzymes are not already dead or substantially reduced? The answer, you don’t.
Mass-produced supplements often require the use of additives such as stearates, cellulose, starches, and sugars to keep powder flowing uniformly throughout the machinery. These additives used in the range of less than 1% to over 30% of the total content and the product labeling doesn’t even need to specify how many additives have been added to a product. You should avoid supplements with these additives if you are on a carb-restricted diet or react negatively to stearates or cellulose.
HOW PURVIVE SUPPLEMENTS ARE POWERFULLY DIFFERENT
CORRECT MEASURING OF INGREDIENTS
Before we start the encapsulation process, we measure and test the IU’s and concentrations of each ingredient before and after each batch is produced. The labeling of ingredients on each of our bottles, is what you get, period! We offer a certificate of Analysis on every bottle.
INSURES CORRECT LABELING
We will always follow FDA labeling guidelines. Too many companies do not label their products correctly and frequently use Binders, Fillers, Preservatives and low quality herbs. What we’re talking about is stearates, cellulose, starches, and sugars. You should avoid supplements with these additives if you are on a carb-restricted diet or react negatively to stearates or cellulose. Purvive™ never uses these products, not ever!
Why does this matter? Well, here is why! It is critical to know when an herb is going to be at its highest concentration period during the year;. Herbs should only be harvested at certain times of the year to ensure that the active ingredient is very high and at its peak for maximized effectiveness. Not only do we test the PH levels of the herb to ensure it was harvested at its peak, we also tesk each product we receive for Chemicals, Pesticides, Mold, Mildew, bateria and other harmful substances bad for your health. It is common practice for Purvive™ to return or just throw away these items that we cannot filter out.
MANUFACTURED UNDER GMP STANDARDS
GMP refers to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the FDA. Purvive™ manufactures under these GMP regulations, this requires a quality approach to manufacturing, enabling companies to minimize or eliminate instances of contamination, mixups, and errors. This protects the consumer from purchasing a product which is not effective or even dangerous. All of our manufacturing equipment, rooms, storage containers, mixers, encapsulators and scales are cleaned and sanitized daily and after each batch of products are made.
MADE OF 100% FORMULATIONS
Purvive™ is the developer and formulator of all its products. Supplement Formulation is the only way to buy a supplement. because, 100% of the ingredient type & amount is listed on its label. We will never create a Proprietary Blend. Because a “Proprietary Blend” is a way for a company to hide what they put into their products and change the formula without you knowing; proprietary blends only serve to harm the consumer and should be avoided as much as possible.
HAND ENCAPSULATION – SIMPLY THE BEST
Purvive™ , formulates and hand encapsulates each capsule by hand, this is to reduce & alleviate heat & friction. Heat & Friction is an enemy to Enzymes. Mass Production machines produce a lot of friction and heat, and will potentially destroy needed enzymes. This is because they are producing thousands of supplements at a time. Our hand encapsulating process not only ensures the highest concentration amounts in a supplement. It is the reason Purvive™ products test so high in purity, PH concentration levels & in bloodstream absorption.
Purvive™ manufacturing processes, quality control, triple batch testing of products and hand encapsulation formulas are not conventional to most companies. That’s because of the accrued costs and added time that go into making each single capsule. To us, this is a vital part of Purvive™ and always will be. This is the Purvive™ difference and our pledge to help millions of patients promote a Healthy, Pure, Life.