For more than 30 years, Top 5 Vitamins reviewers have been evaluating and recommending vitamin supplements to health-minded consumers. Now, more than ever, there is a need for consumers to scrutenize their supplement choices. There has been an explosion of supplement brands in the last 10 years, many of which live only online and have ownership outside of USA regulations, or ownership whose identity is hard to determine. The need to choose supplements carefully is highlighted in the articles linked to below:
Top 5 Vitamins reviewers only recommend companies that have manufactured and marketed supplements for many years in the USA and have earned good reputations for closely following FDA, GMP, and FTC guidelines. These companies refrain from making misleading product claims and self-submit to extensive and expensive QUALITY ASSURANCE protocols that verify botanical identity and confirm the purity and potency of the ingredients they use. To learn more about superior manufacturing processes, visit the links below:
Top 5 Vitamins takes its responsibility as reviewers seriously, and we hope that our recommendations will not only help you save time and money, but give you the information you need to choose your vitamin supplements with confidence.
Ingredients with measurable efficacy: Some supplement ingredients have had decades of scientific study and thousands of published studies describing their measurable efficacy and benefits to human nutrition. But some are only recently showing up on the market and have little science to explain their properties. Since you can't buy or try everything, we recommend products with studied ingredients.
Added value/complementary nutrients: Much of the cost of supplements is in their packaging, so if a product contains several complementary ingredients for its intended benefit, then we usually recommend that product over a single ingredient product. The exception is a single ingredient product that has special recognition as superior to similar but less effective products.
Different forms (tablets, powders, etc.): Some people just hate to take pills of any kind. So, when there’s a chewable, liquid, powder or gummy option that’s effective, we may also recommend those products.