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How to Ensure You're Purchasing All-Natural Supplements

August 08, 2019

How to Ensure You're Purchasing All-Natural Supplements

These days, it is common to see the words "natural" and "all-natural" applied to food labels and natural herbal supplements. But what exactly do those terms mean? And how do you know if the products you're buying are legitimate? The term "natural" refers to food products that do not have any unnatural or artificial ingredients. The phrase "all-natural" is no different. It simply means that all of the ingredients used in the food product or supplement at hand are natural, rather than just a percentage. This term, which is used by the USDA to classify consumer products, applies to natural foods and natural herbal supplements. However, consumers must still shop smart to ensure they're getting products that live up to their label.


Purchase from a Reputable Seller

Many people purchase products from online retailers like Amazon and eBay. However, the problem with buying products from a third-party seller is that the marketplace is also filled with counterfeit and knock-off products. Imitation brands, false and misleading reviews, and other scams lead consumers to buy products that aren't what they claim to be. Many people are tempted to purchase multivitamins and other supplements at a lower price online. However, experts warn that a reduction in price also translates to a decrease in quality. Therefore, the key is to buy products directly from a company. They may cost more, but you'll know that the ingredients are accurate and you have a manufacturer's guarantee. Furthermore, you can always ask a knowledgeable company representative about products based on your health concerns.


Read the Ingredient List

Another way to ensure you're getting quality products is to read the ingredient list. This is critical, as the USDA has very vague standards and minimal oversight as to what qualifies as "natural" or "all-natural." As the consumer purchasing a product, you'll have to be diligent about checking the ingredient list to make sure the ingredients in the product are truly natural. It's also important to keep in mind that "natural" differs from "organic." Facilities that make organic products are inspected and regulated. However, there is no identical regulation and certification requirement for facilities that produce "natural" products.


Make a Sound Purchase

 The advent of "fake multivitamins" and an abundance of cheaper third-party suppliers can be overwhelming for consumers. However, there are reputable manufacturers and companies that you can trust, including Farlong. Based in California, we are a premier provider of high-quality and natural products. In fact, we even use our own Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) standards to ensure product quality and purity. Ingredients from our products are carefully sourced from the United States and select areas around the world. If you are searching for products to help with a health concern, such as a heart health supplement, don't hesitate to contact us. You can call or visit our website ( to see our product selection and ask any questions you have.