|General Herbal Information|
supplement buying guide - there are literally hundreds of herbal
companies promoting thousands of different supplements. You should be weary
of which supplements you are purchasing online.
The staff at Physicians' Select Herbal Supplements staff suggest that consumers ask the following questions prior to buying any herbal supplements:
Review the dietary panel, make sure the herbal supplement company lists the ingredients in their herbal supplements.
All herbal supplement company's manufacturing facilities should meet the following criteria:
Does the herbal supplement label have a batch or lot number?
Prior to ordering a herbal supplements check to see if the company provides a batch number or lot number (check the bottom of the container if not apparent on the label). This is important so the company can do a recall if there are any problems with the supplement. The batch or lot number is also used to track the expiration date of the supplement.
Does the herbal supplement label provide an address and/or contact number so individuals may contact the company if their are any questions and/or concerns?
Individuals who have any questions or concerns may contact Physicians' Select via email, this information is provided on each of the herbal supplement labels:
Does the herbal supplement have a container that has safety seal to ensure quality and a tamper proof environment?
herbal supplements should have a tamper proof seal to ensure quality
control. All Physicians' Select Herbal Supplements have safety seals.
a product is standardized, this means that each capsule or tablet
contains a specific quantity of active ingredients. If a product is not
standardized, the quality and effects of the product may be
All herbal supplements should have directions concerning the proper dosing of the product. This section should also contain any contraindications or precautions concerning the use of the supplement.
Does the herbal supplement website have a privacy statement and/or mention what its policies are concerning your private information?
the herbal supplement company's policies concerning your private
information i.e. email address, physical address, phone number, credit
(for Physicians' Select's complete privacy statement click here)
Does the herbal supplement website have secure encrypted order pages?
Normally, the web site name is prefixed by the letters http://www. This stands for Hyper Text Transport Protocol. In a secure area, the address changes to https://www. which signifies that this page is protected by a Secure Locket Layer (SSL).