HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SPEAK
. . . ABOUT “WHY SHAKLEE?”
DR. NEIL PADGETT, M.D.
Internal Medicine Glen Burnie, Maryland
“The reason that I have recommended only Shaklee to my patients is that I
have clinical, peer-reviewed data included in the catalog that I can refer to.
You have to have good clinical studies, good double-blind peer-reviewed
studies in order to evaluate a product. As a medical professional, that’s the
only thing that I’ll listen to. Except for Shaklee, I’m not aware of anyone who’s
done in-depth studi es. It’s the only company I’ve seen do it and that’s why it’s
the only company I can professionally recommend.”
DR. STEVE CHANEY, PH.D.
Professor of Nutrition, Biochemistry & Biophysiology
University of North Carolina Medical School
“One of the biggest mistakes people make is taking inexpensive vitamins. Mail
order vitamins offering fantastic “deals” are worth just about what you pay for
them. NEVER buy these vitamins or supermarket/pharmacy brands without
checking them out first. Cut-rate products often contain additives, food
allergens, sugar, artificial food coloring and flavoring. Many are coated with
shellac or contain potentially hazardous chemicals like chlorine. Shaklee
performs up to 176 separate tests for purity, freshness, potency, and safety on
the raw ingredients for a single product. Products undergo as many as 262
separate quality assurance tests throughout the manufa cturing proc ess as well.
In addition, all product label claims have docum ented substantiation.”
DR. LINDA RODRIGUEZ, M.D.
Pediatrics Virginia Beach, VA
“As a physician and pediatrician, I demand scientific validation of the products
I use in my practice. Smart supplementation today means taking the right
amounts with the right formulation and Shaklee has made it so easy for us to
do that now. For over 25 years, Shaklee has been a blessing for me, my family,
and my patients who have all benefitted from scientifically proven products for
quality health and healthy living. Our food today is so deficient in nutrients
because of what we have done to it. It is no longer the same food that nature
offered to us. For my fellow physicians who are looking into incorporating
nutrition in their practice, I encourage you to consider using Shaklee's quality."
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
“Shaklee Products are very well tested both from a standpoint of efficacy and
safety. I consider Shaklee’s study of bone loss and their [Vita-Lea] product’s
relationship to bone loss not only important from a standpoint of their product,
but important from a standpoint of the scientific community’s understanding
of bone loss. . . . I think it’s very impressive that the Shaklee scientists are
willing not necessarily to go with the flow, but rather to go with the science.”
DR. ANNETTE DICKINSON, PH.D.
Council for Responsible Nutrition
“You need to select a manufacturer that you can trust. Unfortunately, there
are some unscrupulous entrepreneurs out there who will try anything and who
are marketing street drug knock-offs or recreational drugs under the name of
dietary supplements. One of our biggest problems today is that there are some
small manufacturers on the fringes of the industry who make products that
don’t meet necessary standards and gives a black eye to the whole industry.
Quality companies, companies like Shaklee Corporation, are making a stand
for quality products and for truthful information and we believe that is very
DR. R. WILLIAM SOLLER, PH.D.
Consumer Health Care Products Association
“Shaklee is a very important force at the forefront in terms of helping to
cultivate the field of self-care."
Botanicals International [one of the world’s leading suppliers of raw materials to major
“Shaklee has some rigorous standards that they actually initiated in the
industry. . . . Shaklee is definitely our pickiest and most strict customer. They
are very demanding, and they have specifications beyond and above the
specifications set by our other customers. I think for a lot of customers, price
is an issue when they are choosing botanicals but I wish they had the awareness
about the quality of the botanicals and the quality of the brand before they
make their decisions. I tell my friends, that if they want to buy quality, they
have to buy Shaklee.”
DR. CHRISTOPHER SCOTT, M.D.
"Supplements are absolutely crucial due to the quality of our soil and food
today. There are a lot of different supplements available on the market, but
labels do not accurately reflect contents. Over the past ten years, I have been
using Shaklee supplements for personal use, as well as confidently
recommending them to my patients."
DR. KATHY WICKENS, D.C.
"Patients get results with Shaklee! There is a definite difference in the holding
patterns for chiropractic adjustments for patients taking Shaklee supplements."
" In my 30 years practice of pharmacy, I have not found any other company that
can even come close to the standard of excellence as that of Shaklee. I have
learned through the years that proper nutrition is the key to getting well and
staying healthy, and that medication is not the answer to the increasing health
disasters that we are facing. Over the past few decades more and more drugs
have been recalled and or withdraw from the market due to damaging side
effects, including death. I have watched patients start out taking 1 or 2
medications, then years later taking 10 to 20 or more because drugs mainly
treat the symptoms while harming/destroying other vital organs. I could only
recommend medication for short term usage, and that any chronic issues be
addressed through proper nutrition and supplementation. After learning the
superior quality of Shaklee and their vigorous testing process, as well as seeing
how effectively these vitamins and supplements have benefited our family and
friends, I eagerly recommend Sha klee products for everyone."
Registered Nutritional Consultant
"I have been in practice for over 26 years and have used many brands of
supplements, including professional brands. About 7 years ago, I was given
information about the Shaklee Corporation. I was impressed when I read that
over 100 research studies and articles about Shaklee products were published
in prestigious nutritional and medical journals. Wanting the best for my clients,
I started recommending Shaklee supplements. I was amazed at the results. My
clients experienced a level of wellness far exceeding anything I had experienced
in the previous 19 years."
DR. FRANK PAINTER, D.C.
La Grange, Illinois
"I was first introduced to Shaklee in March of 1997. Previously, I had been
taking supplements and felt ‘reassured’ that I was doing the right thing for my
health. I was challenged to try the Shaklee wellness program, and within a
month I noticed significant improvements in my energy , endurance, a nd overall
health. Since that time I have whole-heartedly recommended Shaklee products
to my patients."
“Why do I take Shaklee vitamins when I can get others as samples for free?
From a pharmacist's view, you have to look at the clinical research that is done
by Shaklee. While writing a book on prenatal nutrition, [my collaborator and
I] requested clinical studies from the makers of prenatal vitamins and no major
company, except Shaklee, could provide us with any studies! Also, the Shaklee
vitamins are natural as opposed to the synthetic prenatal vitam ins available in
drug stores. There are so many reasons why I take Shaklee over the vitamins
I could get from pharmace utical companies. But the ma in reason is because
the Shaklee vitamins produce results!”
DR. CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP, M.D.
author of Health Wisdom for Women
. . . states that Shaklee's Vita-Lea is the best pre-natal vitamin she has found.
She never has problems with her patients becoming anemic like many of her
colleagues do. The cost of Vita-Lea is. . . a small price to pay for so much
nutritional insurance. “It is so important for adults and children to take a
Vita-Lea (multi) tablet twice a day in order to fill in the gaps in the diet and to
give your body everything it needs for healing and repair (which takes place
while you sleep). People who think they eat ‘very well’ are surprised to find out
that minerals and trace minerals are very low in supermarket fo ods, due to early
harvesting, transporting , and storage. Of all the vitamins on the market,
Shaklee supplements are different. Vita-Lea is made primarily from
organically-grown vegetable sources, cold-processed to preserve enzymes, and
contains exactly what the label states. Not only that, all Shaklee supplements
are clinically tested to make sure that what is on the label is actually absorbed.”
RUSTY & JUNE OST
Cape Coral, Florida
"Twenty-five years ago, Shaklee was the only company that responded to our
request for clinical studies that back up their specific products. Now 25 years
later, Shaklee is still the industry leader in scientifically-based double-blind
clinical studies, and they publish those studies in peer-reviewed journals.
Because we are scientists and healthcare professionals, this is what we expect.
Why should anyone else expect less?"
DR. RICK MEDORA, D.C.
"The most trusted name in clinical science is Shaklee."