NOW supplements and label claims?
- 10-15-2005, 09:44 AM
- 10-15-2005, 11:02 AM
Good Question, I really like NOW, I"ve tried a ton of their stuff, and wondered that myself. The only thing I ever wondered about was some Trib I got that was NOW, it looked weird and the caps were not full.
- 10-15-2005, 11:10 AM
yep, hopefully someone can reassure us. The caps 'should' be full - but the majority of the cap is filler so I wouldn't draw any conclusionsMy Little Site about Hair Loss & Anabolics-
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10-15-2005, 12:14 PM
I use some NOW products and have wondered this myself. They are so ****ing cheap.
I'm glad someone started a thread, would love to find out.
10-15-2005, 01:43 PM
this can be a very usefull thread, but hopefully we get some assurance on the topic
10-15-2005, 03:38 PM
I think the vast majority of their stuff is very good quality. I do recall that they had a QA/QC/label claim issue with one of their herbs once but I'd be willing to bet it's been resolved. They have such a huge product line that you have to figure that there's an occassional mistake.
When I don't buy in bulk, I buy from NOW, Solaray (who helped get ephedra back on the market) and Nature's Way.
10-15-2005, 03:54 PM
I do not use NOW products myself -- just a personal choice regarding brands, however, for what it may be worth, I can contribute a little something to this thread.
I am a member of ConsumerLab.com and while NOW is not always tested for each product type, each time that it does appear on items I check or reports I receive, it has always been on the 'approved' list -- meaning that Consumer Lab found it to contain the proper ingredient(s) and in the specified amount(s).
10-15-2005, 04:05 PM
good feedback! and I'm happy Solray is legit too
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10-16-2005, 11:23 PM
10-17-2005, 01:15 AM
Well maybe there is something to be learned from my story.
My pancreas does not produce enough digestive juice to digest proteins, fats & carbs. My doctor put me on prescribed medication which contained the 3 needed digestive enzymes. It worked but was expensive - about $200 per month.
A month ago I discovered NOW Pancreatin which contained the 3 needed digestive enzymes. According to the label the amount of each enzyme per pill was double that of my prescription pills. Thus according to the label 3 of NOW Pancreatin pills equaled 6 of my prescribed pills.
Happily for me the NOW Pancreatin has worked just as well as the pharmacutical grade equivalent medication. The dosage on the label must be correct also as I only need half as many pills as the prescribed medication.
I spend only $25 per month on NOW Pancreatin and buy it OTC versus the $200 per month prescription.
In sum the potency and label claims seem to be spot on.
10-17-2005, 02:54 AM
That's awesome meow. I'm always happy when I hear someone got relief with supplements.
10-17-2005, 08:16 AM
NOW has their own GMP facility on site. In theory, everyhing they produce should be spot on.
10-17-2005, 11:36 AM
this is why they are trying to ban supplements so that the big pharm. co can profit from them.Originally Posted by meowmeow
10-17-2005, 12:11 PM
So trueOriginally Posted by wastedwhiteboy2
10-17-2005, 12:33 PM
I have sold their stuff for years, never once heard a bad thing about them.
10-17-2005, 05:04 PM
I couldn't agree with you more. Actually my previous $200 pharmacy bill was for imports from Canada which the U.S. tries to prevent. The cheapest I could find it in the U.S. was at COSTCO for $300!Originally Posted by wastedwhiteboy2
10-17-2005, 05:08 PM
Thanks bioman. I've already gained 5+lbs in LBM just from the extra eating I can now afford.Originally Posted by bioman
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