You’ll come across dozens of product options when shopping for dietary supplements. It is often a difficult choice. As with any other product, there is a broad range of quality with prices determined by factors including the supplier’s investment in R&D, the quality of raw materials used, their manufacturing and quality control processes, and finally the costs the brand incurs for marketing and distribution.
Research and Development: Sadly, in the supplement business, it is entirely possible to go from importation to marketing and distribution with no costs at all for formulations research or the development of quality processes. That’s because suppliers in China and India supply hundreds of supplement ingredients to N. American firms, each packaging them differently. This has led to great differences in the price for what may actually be the same product.
Verde Botanica does not re-package supplements produced in Asia. Each of our products comes from the in-depth research of our advisors and principals who have decades of experience in the healthcare industry. We’ve done our research.
Quality of Raw Materials: The quality of ingredients obviously has a huge impact on your supplement’s performance. This is the most difficult determination for the consumer. While an herb may appear to be the same by its label, dramatic differences between plants of the same species are found in specimens grown in different parts of the world. An adaptogen from China, for example, may have an entirely different ratio of biochemical ingredients than the same plant grown in the harsh winters of Siberia, where it develops a stronger immune system.
Verde Botanica sources its raw materials from worldwide providers of the highest quality ingredients, whether it is chlorophyll veggie capsules from France, roots from Siberia, or grape seeds from the vineyards of Northern California. Each and every ingredient in a Verde Botanica product comes from planet Earth – and not from a chemical factory.
Manufacturing and Quality Control Processes: New requirements from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are moving the supplement industry towards consistency in manufacturing and quality control. The better companies, including Verde Botanica, use state-of-the-art encapsulation and QC processes that go far beyond what is required by government GMP regulations.
Marketing and Distribution: The costs of marketing and distribution can be enormous, and the purchaser often doesn’t realize that he or she is picking up that tab. There are some forms of supplement distribution that impact the bottom line tremendously -- much more so than the normal profit margin for a store or doctor’s office. Multi-level marketing adds many commissions to the bottom line, while selling to large chain stores means that companies must first sell to a broker who adds a markup and then resells the product to a distributor (where it is marked up again before finally landing on the store shelf).
Frequently, the product that represents the best available value is the one with fewer steps between the factory and your medicine cabinet. Verde Botanica products are the highest quality you can get for your investment in supplements . . . there is never any more than one stop between you and the actual manufacturer.
Why Buy Verde Botanica Products?
Finally, when considering a supplement provider, we hope you will recall Verde Botanica’s pledge, printed on top of each box: “Honoring the Nature of All Things Green.” Verde Botanica shows its commitment each day by enforcing ethical wildcrafting with its suppliers, by using only the finest of natural raw materials, and by its support for non-profit organizations that promote research into (and protection of) herbal species with medicinal value.