Due to the fast pace of modern life and intensive farming methods that have negatively impacted the food supply, we are often lacking the essential vitamins and minerals that keep us healthy. This includes even the people who try to eat correctly. Knowing what supplements each individual needs is important, but just as vital is making sure that what you are taking contains the purest and most “bio-available” ingredients possible.
Bio-availability means to what extent the vitamin can be absorbed from your intestines to actually do its job. If bio-availability of a product is low then a greater amount of the product is passing through your body rather than helping the health of your body. Our Merrikh Medical formulas have been used and trusted by many practitioners, athletes and patients nationwide. We are diligent about finding the best raw materials. Our exacting standards of quality, purity, and efficacy are driving more practitioners and patients to us every day. We are passionate about helping individuals achieve their best possible health. We stay on the leading-edge of science to provide innovative, dynamic, and ever-evolving formulations. Our experienced and skilled functional medicine consultants are the best in the industry.
The NSF Health Sciences Division offers training and education, consulting, auditing, GMP and GLP testing, certification, R&D, and regulatory guidance for the pharmaceutical, medical device and dietary supplement industries throughout the product lifecycle. The division also supplies pharmaceutical secondary reference standards, traceable to USP and EP standards. NSF wrote the only accredited American National Standard (NSF/ANSI 173) that verifies the health and safety of dietary supplements and also tests and certifies products to this standard. The NSF Health Sciences Division operates globally throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Nutritional Grade: Vitamins you find at your local store. There is no real regulation of these and, for example, you may not be getting the 1000mg of vitamin C that they claim. The purity is questionable and the actual vitamin is in a form that is not very bio-available. You can find nutritional grade vitamin supplements at stores such as Central Market and Whole Foods.
Medical Grade: A somewhat purer vitamin. Its bio-availability is better than nutritional grade; however no outside source has evaluated the product and validated its contents.
Pharmaceutical Grade: The best vitamin you can buy. For a company to claim this outside accredited lab has evaluated the supplement and confirmed they are the purest and most bio-available. These vitamins have the highest bio-availability.
Our medical staff continuously monitors new scientific research and clinical results to make the best possible recommendations and we provide only the purest and most potent supplements available. These pharmaceutical grade vitamins are available only through healthcare professionals and are manufactured to exceed industry standards for quality. The manufacturing of our formulas are outsourced to a few select U.S. companies. Each of these companies is currently Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certified by at least one of the following: Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the Natural Products Association (NPA), and The Public Health and Safety Company NSF International.
Pharmaceutical grade means that the product has been manufactured under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) conditions and is safe, pure, and effective.
Under GMP guidelines, every step of the process is documented by using established SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). These include training, equipment, raw materials, facilities, and final-release criteria. Every product’s development can be traced back to the date, time, person, lot number, and piece of equipment associated with it.