Whether you are a health professional, distributor or end-user, we are all consumers at the end of the day. That said, we all acknowledge that being a consumer in today’s world is becoming more and more difficult.
We see this everywhere, whether you are looking for a car or a trash can, there are dozens of options. By the time you make the purchase, most people, soon question whether they made the “right choice”.
The same holds true when it comes to buying nutritional supplements. In general, there are dozens of options for the “same” thing, in any product category.
In comparison to just a few years ago, not only are there vastly more options when it comes to nutritional products, but so many of these companies claim to be the best, use the best ingredients and produce the best products.
Yet, when you dig just below the surface you will quickly uncover that many of them source their raw materials from “questionable” manufacturers, most of the time from overseas vendors and completely based on price.
Companies can say just about anything. Many claim that their products are “Made in the USA” but they fail to inform consumers exactly where the raw materials originated from.
Unfortunately, for consumers, retailers and distributors, due to the lack of regulations requiring companies to disclose the origin of the ingredients they use in their products, the real truth behind the quality of the products is a topic of great concern.
To complicate things even further, many of these nutritional manufacturers are owned and founded by individuals who have no scientific background at all. They simply build products by reading other companies labels.
They may have great marketing, but do they have great science?
Would you trust having electrical work done in your home by a plumber, or would you feel better knowing this person was a licensed electrical contractor?. Obviously, the latter.
The same holds true when it comes to your health and the health of your family or pet.
A company who manufactures and distributes nutritional health supplements should at minimum have a medical advisory board made up of doctors or health professionals whom have solid foundation in health, wellness and the natural ingredients that can influence these.
At Kala Health we proudly have taken the position of “full disclosure”, meaning we have nothing to hide.
In 1997, when our founder Dr. Ronald Breteler and his board of influential scientists founded Kala Health, Inc. their core objectives were:
• To be a company of purpose and passion.
• To create innovative health supplements for people and pets that meet the strictest standards of quality and purity. To this day, we live by this philosophy that “if you are not going to produce the best possible products, then there is no point in producing them at all.”
• To be a company that consumers not only trust, but a company that competitors strive to emulate.
Our team has a deep understanding of health and nutrition and we are honored to have employees who share our passion for health and wellness.
That being said the real advocates are individuals like yourself, who take a proactive approach to health and wellness and care about the quality of ingredients which you are putting into your body or your pets body for that matter.
All our employees share in our core mission; to deliver and create meaningful, effective nutritional supplements that will improve the lives of both people and pets by utilizing only the purest ingredients available.
And with that claim comes a 100% guarantee. If anyone can find any ingredient available that is better than an ingredient we are currently using, simply inform us, provide valid proof and if our scientific board agrees, we will incorporate that particular ingredient into our next production.
We always say; “If you cannot produce a product that you would recommend or use with your own mother, child or family pet, than we have no interest in producing it.”
As a company we understand that there are many people who don’t care about quality ingredients or more appropriately do not actually understand the value difference of using pure, quality ingredients.
Even worse are those whom are simply price focused. They assume, for example, that all glucosamines are the same and therefore they might as well purchase a product on the shelf that has the most glucosamine at the lowest cost.
A simple analogy to this is, would be believing that all cars are created equal and therefore there is no difference between a Porsche and a Hyundai. Yes, they both have a motor and wheels, but there is a vast difference in their quality, engineering and most importantly in their performance.
When it comes to your health or the health of your family, there should be no substitute.
It is a fact that in life you can not be everything to everybody. It would be foolish and unrealistic that we as a company could change the world when it comes to perceptions and appreciation of quality health products.
That being said, if you are a consumer, retailer or distributor who actually cares about quality products made with true quality ingredients than we welcome your business and partnership in improving the health and wellbeing of those around us.
Kala Health is proud to have been a certified distributor of Bergstrom Nutrition, Inc., the manufacturer of OptiMSM® since 1998 Bergstrom Nutrition continues to demonstrate a commitment to quality and product safety far above the basic requirements by achieving FSSC 22000 certification. FSSC 22000 is a program recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative and has worldwide credibility. Based on an ISO standard, FSSC 22000 combines ISO 22000:2005 with additional requirements for prerequisite programs for the safety of food in food manufacturing.
Through the implementation and achievement of ISO 9001:2015 registration and FSSC 22000 certification, Bergstrom Nutrition developed a comprehensive product safety and quality assurance manual. The manual details the manufacturing process as well as the processes and responsibilities for recall and traceability, handling of customer complaints, facility security, corrective and preventative action, and continuous improvement. Bergstrom has also implemented a HACCP plan to identify potential hazards and have put measures in place to eliminate or reduce those hazards to an acceptable level.
In addition to Bergstrom’s facility certification, the premium branded product, OptiMSM®, is certified both Kosher and Halal and is the only GRAS-designated MSM on the market. GRAS means “Generally Recognized As Safe” and is the designation given to substances considered safe for direct or indirect additives to foods. The procedure for receiving GRAS designated status is lengthy, and not common in the supplement and functional ingredient market. OptiMSM’s GRAS designation indicates that Bergstrom Nutrition has performed all the necessary research and due diligence. The product has met all criteria required by the Food & Drug Administration and received the FDA’s Letter of Non-Objection, signifying there are no further challenges to the product’s GRAS status.