(There Really is a Difference!)
You’ve chosen to put YOUR health first!
Now, how do you distinguish the highest quality nutritional supplements and health products from the rest?
We’ve got this!
At Health First! Pharmacy, we have exceedingly high standards, which is why we’re proud to provide you with practitioner brands. Distinguished from other companies found on the internet and store shelves, these are companies who hold themselves accountable to truth, accuracy and transparency in labeling and product quality, with third party testing, cited research in their informative materials, and commitment to quality, potency, purity, and efficacy.
Like us, your health is their priority, and their integrity is their business.
Learn what some of the companies we’re proud to call partners have to say about themselves…
Our formulas have been used and trusted by thousands of practitioners and patients nationwide for over 20 years. We are diligent about finding the best raw materials, and our exacting standards of quality, purity, and efficacy are driving more practitioners and patients to us every day. Like you, we want results.
We are passionate about helping individuals achieve their best possible health. We stay on the leading-edge of the science to provide innovative, dynamic, and ever-evolving formulations. Our experienced and skilled functional medicine consultants are the best in the industry, and our technical support experts and customer service representatives provide incomparable support. With XYMOGEN, you get much, much more than our industry-leading formulas. You get our dedicated team behind our formulas.
Back in 1983, we had a big idea: the right nutrition could help people realize their best health possible by positively influencing what makes them unique—their genes. We called it realizing “genetic potential” for good health. Today, it’s known as the science of nutrigenomics—the study of food as one of the most important environmental modifiers of gene expression in determining health and disease patterns. Through our substantial and ongoing commitment to nutrigenomic research, we’ve been able to identify natural compounds with powerful therapeutic applications, to be used in our science-based TLC programs, medical foods, and nutraceuticals.
Knowing that professionals rely on us to make people feel better isn’t something we take lightly. It’s the reason we lead the industry in research, professional education, and quality manufacturing.
But we’re also brave enough to search for the next big thing to make an even greater impact on health. The result? An impressive list of patented formulas and ingredients, and a revolutionary product development process to help make natural approaches even safer and more effective.
Whether you’re a patient or a health care provider, be your best with Metagenics.
Thorne Research (thorne.com)
At Thorne, being able to rely on the safety and efficacy of our nutritional supplement products is the motivating force behind our clinical trials program.
Our confidence that each product we formulate and manufacture works in the body comes from extensive clinical research and medical literature that substantiate the presence of each ingredient in each formula.
In addition to confirming the efficacy of our products, clinical research helps us better understand their efficacy. And it paves the way for new discoveries.
The ultimate goal of our research partnerships is to help us fulfill our mission of solving the biggest challenges in health and wellness.
Thorne cares deeply about where our ingredients come from. We partner only with suppliers whose practices emphasize quality, science, and responsibility. Better ingredients mean better potency, absorption, and digestibility – and ultimately better health.
For more than 30 years, we have invested in clean manufacturing practices. We refuse to use magnesium stearate or any other ingredients that can inhibit absorption – even though this decision makes the manufacturing process more difficult. We perform our final production in the United States. Our Sandpoint, Idaho facility is third-party certified.
Integrative Therapeutics (integrativepro.com)
Integrative medicine is a collaboration of safe and effective therapies from conventional, naturopathic, and alternative medicine. Integrative practitioners look beyond symptoms to identify and address the root cause and work hand in hand with patients to develop a plan of care. This collaborative, wellness-driven approach often includes clinical nutrition – both through diet, and nutritional supplementation – and that’s where we come in. We are among the top-tier manufacturers of supplements in use by integrative practitioners today – including naturopathic, chiropractic, nutrition, acupuncture, as well as a variety of general health and specialty practitioners. We invite you to learn more about us, our people, our beliefs and processes through the resources below.
We are rooted in a rich history of brands whose founders recognized early on the benefits of integrative medicine, the role of nutrition and lifestyle, and who helped pioneer the industry within the United States.
We take pride in our evidence-based approach and meticulous process, and we focus on investing time and resources into developing formulations that have the support of today’s scientific community.
Pure Encapsulations (pureencapsulations.com)
At Pure Encapsulations, we manufacture hypoallergenic, research-based dietary supplements that are designed to deliver predictable and desired results. We are committed to sourcing pure, premium ingredients and working with experienced healthcare professionals to create safe and effective dietary supplements to help you achieve optimal health.
Our products are nothing but pure. Produced locally, our dietary supplements are formulated with premium raw ingredients and are scientifically tested to ensure that each ingredient and final product meets our quality standards.
All pure Encapsulations products are free from:
Wheat and gluten, Egg, Peanuts, Coatings and shellacs, GMOs†, Magnesium stearate, Trans fats and hydrogenated oils, Artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners, Unnecessary binders, fillers and preservatives
To create premium dietary supplements, we source high quality ingredients from recognized industry suppliers, create research-driven supplement formulas in collaboration with leading healthcare professionals, and undergo third-party laboratory testing to ensure product purity and potency.
Designs for Health (designsforhealth.com)
Our Company Since 1989, Designs for Health has been the health care professional’s trusted source for research-backed nutritional products of superior quality. By providing comprehensive support through our extensive product line, ongoing clinical education, and practice development programs, we are able to maximize the potential for successful health outcomes.
Realizing that a genuine need existed for a line of nutritional supplements designed by health care professionals, for health care professionals, Designs for Health focused its efforts in this direction. Of utmost importance to the health professionals served by Designs for Health was — and still is — quality ingredients, efficacious doses, and company integrity.
With its roots in education, Designs for Health remains committed to providing the latest scientific nutrition research via innovative seminars and conferences. To this day, nutritionally-minded clinicians with ongoing clinical experiences shape the direction of the company.
Led by a talented and committed team of professionals whose ultimate goal is to help people lead healthier lives, Designs for Health delivers on its promise to provide the highest quality nutritional products available — and the dedicated relevant support needed to ensure optimal results.
Standard Process (standardprocess.com)
Since 1929, Standard Process has been dedicated to the field of nutritional supplements and the whole food philosophy introduced by Dr. Royal Lee. Dr. Lee’s goal was to provide nutrients as they are found in nature—in a whole food state where he believed their natural potency and efficacy would be realized.
As the world’s first company to make whole food supplements, we bring authority and leadership to the subject.
To account for real-world variability inherent when safeguarding the complexity of ingredients and processes, we apply holistic engineering to how we farm, manufacture and quality-assure our products. This comprehensive approach ensures that our nutritional supplements deliver their complex nutrients as nature intended.
Apex Energetics (apexenergetics.com)
Apex Energetics™ serves the healthcare community as a leading sponsor of cutting-edge functional medicine education and has created an innovative portfolio of research-guided nutritional formulas supported by superior customer service for over 25 years. Our unique approach to nutrition involves capturing and integrating science and healthcare practitioner insights into successful performance-based health strategies for patients.
Apex Energetics formulas are developed by leading experts in close association with our Scientific Advisory Board. This collaboration integrates a wide range of healthcare perspectives and approaches such as functional medicine, chiropractic principles, Eastern medicine, and the latest nutritional science. Our science-based process results in formulas that maintain compliance with our rigorous quality control standards while meeting unique patient needs.
Our formulas support specific biochemical pathways and physiological processes, such as the neuroendocrine-immune axis, the brain-gut axis, and hepatic detoxification, as well as brain chemistry and functional blood chemistry.
Advanced Naturals (advancednaturals.com)
Since 1999, Advanced Naturals has pioneered superior-quality supplements to empower people to elevate the quality of their lives through better digestive health. These include probiotics, fiber, digestive aids, enzymes, and internal cleanses. By focusing on innovation and proven science to create powerful and effective formulas, Advanced Naturals has become a trusted leader in providing natural health professionals with high-quality digestive wellness supplements for their patients.
In order for us to provide you with the best possible digestive support for your patients, our products must exemplify the highest levels of quality and purity. Our comprehensive quality program includes careful analyses of our raw materials and systematically testing our finished products to ensure that they meet or exceed the potencies of stated nutrients through the expiration date. Perhaps as important as the ingredients that are in our products are the ingredients that are not in our products. We are committed to providing natural supplements with no artificial ingredients, colors, preservatives, or other unnecessary materials of any kind.
Natura Health Products (naturahealthproducts.com)
Natura Health Products® is a leading edge provider of exceptional quality botanical and nutritional products. Our products encourage optimal health, vitality, and resilience and are formulated to address a variety of health concerns, conditions, and categories. Our products are sold exclusively to health care professionals and their patients through referral because we believe that the healthcare practitioner plays an essential role in maximizing the therapeutic benefit of our products through proper dosing and clinical application.
Natura products are formulated by Donnie Yance with a comprehensive formulation philosophy that is fueled by traditional knowledge, modern research, and over three decades of extensive application in a clinical setting.
Our unique, effective formulas contain historically and scientifically validated botanical and nutritional ingredients at therapeutic concentrations to support positive patient outcomes.
Ortho Molecular Products (orthomolecularproducts.com)
All Ortho Molecular Products are evidence-based. The most reliable evidence comes in the form of well-controlled human clinical trials, in populations demographically similar to our doctors’ patients, published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. This is the standard we are aiming for when we consider which ingredients to include in our formulas. However, we also honor the historical data of thousands of years of traditional use, as well as the direct observations of health care practitioners in clinical practice.
Equally important as which ingredients to include is which forms of ingredients to choose. After all, there can be tremendous variation in two ingredients both called CoQ10. At Ortho Molecular Products, we hold ourselves to a standard of raw material quality seldom seen in the supplement industry, and it starts with asking the right questions.
Ortho Molecular Products is unique in that we operate our own 100,000-square-foot, cGMP, FDA-audited manufacturing facility that is based in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and staffed by highly trained personnel who share a passion for efficacy. Because we control the entire production process — from formulation…to raw materials sourcing…to manufacturing…to laboratory testing of incoming materials and finished product…to bottling and labeling — we are free to be perfectionists.
Biotics Research Corporation (bioticsrearch.com)
For over 40 years, Biotics Research Corporation has revolutionized the nutritional supplement industry by utilizing “The Best of Science and Nature”.
Combining nature’s principles with scientific ingenuity, our products magnify the nutritional benefits to clinicians and their patients with cost-effective, leading-edge supplements and enhanced product performance. We drive advancement by focusing our initiatives on research, natural effectiveness, product safety, efficacy, unparalleled quality control and continuing innovation. We drive practice partnerships by focusing on your success with free educational resources and cutting-edge products resulting in improved patient outcomes. At Biotics Research, creating superior nutritional supplements is just the beginning!
Biotics Research Corporation is a complete nutrition company. From lab to label, practice to patient and resources to recommendations, we provide all of these necessary tools to empower our family of practitioners to establish nutrition as a cornerstone of their practices. It’s everything you need from a nutritional supplement company…all under one roof!