You may have read the recent article in Consumer Reports, or heard some of the follow-up stories reported by the mainstream media outlets regarding the potential danger associated with 15 specific ingredients found in supplements—and therefore, by extension, nutritional supplements in general. The media attention is highlighting the inherent risks associated with the usage of nutritional supplements without the supervision of a licensed healthcare practitioner.
As a practitioner committed to supporting her patients, I welcome the attention these media reports bring to the risks associated with the unsupervised usage of nutritional supplements.
Nutritional supplements are powerful tools and can have meaningful effects on the human body.
Many are tailored to support specific conditions and address individual challenges. When a supplement recommendation is made, careful consideration to the research on the quality of the manufacturer, dosage, potential to react with other medications and duration of use is made. All of these factors play a role in the safe use of supplements and are a very important part of the clinical management of patients’ health.
When patients initially come into my practice, I ask them to bring the bottles of all supplements they are currently taking. I echo the FDA’s belief that simply because many supplements are available online or in health food stores, that does not mean that they should be taken without the direction of a trusted healthcare professional aware of their patient’s medical history and their unique health needs. I have seen first hand how inferior products, or incorrect supplements for the patient’s need, have not only hindered health recovery but also in some cases, created other problems, which then need to be attended to before the patient can recover their health.
Patients’ health concerns deserve the attention of a qualified practitioner who is able to provide them with an individualized dietary and supplement plan. Qualified professional guidance can determine whether a person actually recovers from an illness.
As a partner in my patients’ health, it is my responsibility to provide products that are reputable, well researched, and verifiable. I evaluate the safety and efficacy profile of all supplements I recommend and am able to ensure the purity, potency, safety, and effectiveness of every product I utilize in my practice and provide to my patients.
Additionally, every supplement sold in my practice is of a professional grade, made in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) facility. They are designed for incorporation into a personalized nutrition protocol to help patients achieve their health and wellness goals.
My concerns for safety and quality control were the reason I created both Lourie Process Nutritionals. Lourie Process Nutritionals are manufactured in the United States in a GMP facility up to and beyond FDA Quality standards. Raw materials for the supplements are sourced from throughout the world, utilizing the highest standards of quality control and are then third party tested for purity, potency and contamination. In order to maintain its GMP designation, the manufacturing facility is inspected every six months.
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This assures professionals recommending RFN products their patients will be using supplements that support their work and encourage their fertility. And if you are a patient undergoing fertility treatment, you can be assured that you are receiving the correct supplements for your special needs.
All Lourie Process Nutritionals are manufactured with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) facility up to and beyond FDA Quality Drug-registered standards in the United States. Manufactured under the highest standards of quality control from raw materials, tested for purity, potency and contamination, by a manufacturer who works only with doctors. Inspected every six months to maintain strict compliance with the same standards employed in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products.