Living Clean has always encouraged customers to seek out all-natural, quality herbal supplements, and the reasons why are clearer than ever. A recent investigation into generic brands of herbal supplements found that 80% of products tested contained no herbs at all! It’s vitally important to identify which makers of herbal supplements implement honest sourcing and manufacturing methods that ensure purity.

The Culprits

Herbal Supplements

According to the New York Times, the New York Attorney General led an investigation into the quality of generic herbal supplements from Wal-Mart, GNC, Target, and Walgreens. Three hundred ninety DNA tests on seventy-eight different products found that 4 out of 5 supplements contained no trace of the herbs listed on the label and instead contained fillers made from processed wheat, rice, beans, or houseplants. It is important to note that most of these fillers were not included on the labelled list of ingredients. A few of the products that were found to be falsely labelled include:

Since the conclusion of this investigation, the Attorney General has issued cease and desist letters to all four of the major retailers included in the study, and thousands of falsified herbs have been taken down from store shelves. While this is a step in the right direction, it is clear that you can’t believe everything you read on an ingredients label.

How to Find Good Herbs

Before choosing your herbal remedies, you’ll want to identify which manufacturers demonstrate honest practices. Here at Living Clean, we only choose herbal products with a proven track record of purity protocols, quality sourcing, and effective production techniques. Here’s what you need to know about the herbal brands offered by Living Clean:

Golden Lotus Herbs

All Golden Lotus Herbs are grown by cGMP-certified vendors, required to do extensive analytical testing for product identity, purity and potency. In addition, every effort is made by the company to find organic and/or wild-crafted herbs that are free of GMO-containing excipients and ingredients. Each product is pure and all-natural, without artificial fillers or buffers of any kind. Learn more about Golden Lotus Herbs in our Knowledge Base.

Dr. Clark Research Association

In order to ensure the herbs and products they use are totally pure and free of all potential contaminants, the Dr. Clark Research Association puts every ingredient and herb through twenty different quality control protocols to screen for hidden ingredients, microbes, flow agents, and anything else that could jeopardize the purity and potency of their products. They also pride themselves on the fact that each supplement is carefully crafted by hand, so that the production process remains safer, purer, and more potent than faster mechanized methods. You can read more about Dr. Clark’s purity protocols, as practiced by the Dr. Clark Research Association in the Living Clean Knowledge Base.

When you shop for your herbal supplements at Living Clean, you can rest assured that each product is all-natural, high-quality, and tested for purity. Browse all of our herbal products in the Living Clean Store, or read more about herbal remedies:

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