The first Shaklee vitamin was produced by Dr. Shaklee in 1915. The Shaklee company was built by Dr. Shaklee and has been producing vitamins and supplements for more than 65 years. Shaklee has decades of experience and expertise in the formulation and production of vitamins and supplements. Shaklee has been named the number one nutritional company in the United States. But, what does that really mean?
Products are formulated by Shaklee based on longstanding and solid scientific proof. Shaklee does not produce fad vitamins and supplements, but bases its products on solid science and medical knowledge. Shaklee not only has their own full time doctors and scientists working on product development, but also an advisory board made up of top scientists and researchers. One member of the Scientific Advisory Board is Nobel Laureate Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn who won the Nobel Prize for her studies regarding telomeres and telomerase. She has helped to guide Shaklee in its studies of the effects of Shaklee products on telomere health.
Shaklee is very strenuous in its qualifications of its suppliers. For example, one of Shaklee’s recent products is a non-soy, plant-based protein shake. One of the key ingredients which Shaklee determined would help provide an optimal protein quality is sacha inchi from Peru. Rather than merely receiving product, testing it and coming to an agreement with a supplier, Shaklee sent its own team to Peru to determine which suppliers and growers met Shaklee standards. Besides qualifying their suppliers, Shaklee also tests ingredients used for up to 350 chemical contaminants, including pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, solvent residues, etc. If Shaklee cannot source ingredients which meet the standards set forth, it just won’t produce the products. Shaklee’s stringent ingredient protocols are unique in the industry. Shaklee does not simply accept the Certificate of Analysis that many other companies accept, but rather retests for contaminants to confirm the Certificate of Analysis is accurate.
Shaklee spends more than $12 million dollars every year on research and testing. Shaklee conducts over 100,000 tests annually to ensure the safety and efficacy of its products. Each and every lot of Shaklee Products is 100% tested to ensure and guarantee that each and every ingredient which is part of the label claims is present in the appropriate amounts.
After they are produced, Shaklee products are independently clinically tested by outside, unbiased sources such as Harvard University and University of California at Berkeley. There are more than 125 peer reviewed clinical studies using actual Shaklee products. Many companies refer to clinical studies done using the same or similar ingredients, but not using their products.
One of the largest studies ever done on long-term supplement users, was the Landmark Study which was conducted by UC Berkeley. This compared long-term Shaklee supplement users with healthy non-vitamin users and with healthy people using an over-the-counter one per day multivitamin. Shaklee supplement users were healthier than either other group. Shaklee users had markedly better biomarkers of health for benefits in heart, brain, and cognitive health compared to non-supplement users. Among the notable results, were that Shaklee users had:
• 11% lower cholesterol ratios, a key marker for cardiovascular health
• 33% lower levels of triglycerides, a critical biomarker for heart health
• 36% lower levels of homocysteine, an indicator of brain and cognitive health
• 59% lower levels of c-reactive protein, a key biomarker for long term biological stress
Shaklee continues to follow the development of medical and scientific knowledge and is continually improving its products, developing new products and always testing for efficacy. Shaklee employs advanced delivery systems to enhance bioavailability - and these systems are tested to confirm their nutrient delivery advantages. As an example, the recently released Life Plan has 35 patents and patents pending.
Of course, the most important measure for each of us is how Shaklee products work for us. Shaklee offers a 100% money back guarantee. If you don’t feel better, Shaklee will refund your money.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Testimonials on this website are based on individual experiences which may or may not vary.
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