There are literally hundreds and even thousands of supplements in the market to choose from and often the technical jargon can be very confusing.
You may have heard the term “Pharmaceutical grade supplements” but do you know what it means?.
A supplement, manufactured following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), which does not contain any fillers, binders, dyes or any other inactive ingredients are is classified as a pharmaceutical grade supplements. Less than 3% supplements meet pharmaceutical grade standards that ensure that the supplement is “clean label” without confusing formulation and unnecessary fillers to cut costs.
Pharmaceutical grade supplements ensure extremely high standards of purity and maximum adsorption - no product is 100% pure, however pharmaceutical grade must exceed 99% purity.
Pharmaceutical grade supplements become even more important in cases where the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) in the supplement has poor bioavailability. By eliminating any unnecessary fillers and excipients, a stronger dose of the active ingredient is administered to the body thus providing more active compounds to be absorbed. For example, a 500mg capsule of Berberine with excipients and fillers may provide only 300mg of Berberine as compared to a pharmaceutical grade Berberine that will give you the full 500mg.
FōLIUS LABS™ Berberine is not only provided in a pharmaceutical grade dosage, we also chose the best quality ingredient, HIMABERB®, which is an ultra high purity water extracted Berberine Hydrochloride 97%.
Why do they cost more than other supplements present in the market?
Pharmaceutical grade supplements cost more per capsule because they cost more to produce. They meet rigorous testing and production standards to earn the pharmaceutical grade label which is a big investment on companies' part. Hence, very few companies take that pain to go the extra mile. However, when you compare the costs and efficacy, one can argue that the cost is actually lower for the long term user.