Dr. Ruther only uses a few professional lines of products which comply with the most stringent purity standards. Dr. Ruther uses products from Apex, who are one of the few supplement companies with a prop 60 certification, the highest purity standard in the industry. They are also some of the best researched. I also use some Biotics Research products, also one of the highest purity supplements, and of the best researched products on the market. I also use some pure encapsulations products, another extremely hypo allergenic, and highly researched and pure source of supplements. All companies use independent laboratory analysis, and all their raw materials go through a strict laboratory analysis.
Most herbal products come from Herbal Times concentrated extracts. They are produced in the United States. A very few herbal products come from Evergreen and KPC herbal products. They are produced in Taiwan. All extracts I use have undergone the strictest independent laboratory testing to ensure they are free of all hazardous contaminants, including pesticides, heavy metals, industrial solvents and chemicals, yeast, mold, fungus and more. For more information you can visit their websites. I always use the highest quality, most researched and highest performing extracts. For example, when using ashwagandha, I use the KSM-66 extract, shown to have the most adaptogenic properties, as well as many other health benefits. I use Trans-Resveratrol processed with quercetin and IP-6, inositol hexophosphate, which has been shown to improve the stability and ½ life of the active ingredients in the body, as well as having other very significant health benefits of their own. I of course only use these supplements when indicated. Your program will always be individually formulated.
I always use the most hypo-allergenic formulas available. Vegetarian gelatin capsules are always used for capsules. Occasionally some products contain vegetable sourced magnesium stearate, silica, rice starch or some other benign substance as an excipient. Your products will always have a full disclosure of ingredients. I always use the smallest number of ingredients to reduce any chances of allergic reactions or interactions, and to lower the cost of your program. There are very few herb-medication interactions. Sometimes an herb may slow the absorption of a medication you may be taking, or speed up the absorption of a medication. You should always take your supplements at least 30 minutes apart from medications to minimize any interactions. You will always be informed of any possible interactions, and how to minimize them. You will be given directions on how to take your herbs for maximum benefit. I am aware of what herbs have the potential to thin the blood and will not use these herbs if you are on blood thinners. I have researched many herbs classical uses, as well as indications from modern research, such as lowering cholesterol, modulating adrenal function, vascular effects, immunological effects, neurological effects, brain chemistry effects, anti-pathogenic actions, anti-inflammatory effects etc.
You should feel better with your products very quickly. A lot of patients report symptoms reducing greatly within the first day, or few days on the program. Some conditions take longer to completely resolve. Blood chemistry markers should be checked after two months to assess the products efficacy in those terms, if you have such a condition. If you are working with such a condition that requires blood chemistry monitoring, I will recommend purchasing a 2 month supply. Otherwise a 1 month supply will be recommended. You will be notified in advance of the cost of your program, as well as the diagnosis, if you don’t have one, the treatment strategy/ supplement actions. If you would like to be treated only with herb extracts, you may recommend that. If you would only like to be treated with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and related nutraceutical compounds, you may recommend that. Otherwise I will supply you with what I have found to be most effective for your condition. Your products will always come with a full disclosure of ingredients.
You should always feel benefited after taking your products. If you have ANY adverse reactions, such as unusual low energy, unusual energy spike, itching of skin, eyes, mouth, or ANY worsening of any symptom in any way, stop taking all products, and contact me immediately, or if some severe reaction takes place, call your doctor or 911. I have never had such any such situation occur, but it is always best to be safe and on the lookout for ANY adversity, no matter how small or large.
For patients over 60, I think it is always a good idea to take some supplements at times that strengthen blood vessels to help prevent against hemorrhagic stroke. If you have any concerns about potential health risks to yourself, please let me know, and I will make a recommendation.
As far as purity information in general, you may want to google search; “supplement contamination”, to find out about the widespread contamination, and falsification of information in nutritional supplements. You will find that a lot of products are contaminated and do not contain the ingredients listed on the label.
You may return products for a refund as long as they are unopened, and within 30 days. Sorry, no refunds will be accepted after products are opened.