I spent the first half of my career
in traditional medicine. And while I
treasure my experience, I wish I
“knew then what I know now.”
My journey into integrative medicine has been full of discovery into different, more all-encompassing ways to treat illness. I believe that the body, from an evolutionary stand point, is built to heal itself. We have an immune system after all. We know that it’s much easier to keep you healthy than to fix you after you’re sick.
Although Vitalx is just one part of the healthcare puzzle; it is an essential part. I launched Vitalx because of the myriad of less than quality products on the market. I know that many consumers unknowingly waste their money on food grade versus pharmaceutical grade supplements. I wanted products that I could trust with my patients and with my family.
As we launch Vitalx, remember to live life to the fullest, hug your kids often, rekindle friendships from long ago, be nice to people who may not reciprocate, practice random acts of kindness, pay for the car behind you at the toll booth, be the first to say “hi” to strangers, walk barefoot in the grass . . . . . . . . and take your supplements!
Lauren D. Loya, M.D.
What we Do
Provide Top of the Line Pharmaceutical Grade Supplements
of supplements on the market are 'Food Grade'
All Vitalx products are of pharmaceutical grade quality. Pharmaceutical Grade (versus “food grade”) products must achieve 99% purity from natural sources. Less than 3% of supplements are pharmaceutical grade.
Supplements are not currently regulated by the FDA. However, pharmaceutical grade manufacturers voluntarily submit their processes to the FDA for stringent review. Ingredients and processes are sourced “from the ground” up to “ingestion”. Pharmaceutical grade supplements are only made in FDA registered facilities that follow Certified Good Manufacturing Practices.
For a person to feel therapeutic benefits, the bloodstream must absorb nutrients. Absorption can greatly be affected by the quality of supplements. Food grade supplements can contain questionable fillers and binders. Often food grade supplements found in drug and health food stores do not contain vitamins that are truly natural. Additionally the manufacturing processes cannot be verified to be of the highest quality. Many people feel the difference between pharmaceutical grade supplements and those bought at chain stores.
There are those who state that if one eats well, there is no need to take supplements. While technically accurate, this statement fails to account for the quality of the food we eat and the amount we must eat. For example due to soil depletion, the tomato one eats today often does not contain the same amount of nutrients it did 100 years ago. Plus in order to avoid spoilage, the tomato often must be picked before it is ripe in order to make it to store shelves in time. In addition, most people do not eat 8-9 servings of the RIGHT vegetables per day which is what is required to NOT have to take supplements.
How can one know if their product is pharmaceutical grade versus good grade? Discerning the difference can be difficult simply by looking at the bottle. One way to distinguish is by cost. Pharmaceutical grade supplements generally cost more due to the higher quality ingredients and more stringent manufacturing processes. Additionally, consider the source from which you’re buying. A trusted medical professional is a good place to start.
Although pharmaceutical grade supplements may cost a little more, in the long run the difference may be minimal due to having to potentially having to take a lower “dosage” due to increased purity. Bottom line, you may not need as many capsules of pharmaceutical grade supplements versus food grade to achieve the desired benefits.
That’s the Vitalx difference!