What does Pharmaceutical-Grade Mean?


Not All Supplements Are Created Equal

A growing concern among physicians and consumers is whether dietary supplements contain all the active ingredients listed on the label. Unfortunately, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have stringent standards to control the nutritional supplement industry. So, how can you be sure the supplements your taking do not contain anything that will turn out to be harmful?

The best way to know is to take Pharmaceutical-Grade Supplements.

What are Pharmaceutical-Grade Supplements?

Pharmaceutical Grade products have unmatched quality standards with NO binders, fillers, excipients, dyes or unknown substances. This means that the product must exceed 99% purity (natural sources) without additives or unnecessary substances which may cause unwanted side effects. And, the ingredients listed on the label must match contents in the bottle or container.

There are basically three different grades of raw materials used in products:

  • Feed-Grade raw materials meet standards set for animal consumption. The impurities that animals can consume with no negative side effects are not that same as what humans can tolerate. Please note that if a supplement brand wanted to use feed grade raw materials in human-use supplements, there is no law stopping them from doing so.
  • Food-Grade (Store Grade) are raw materials that meet standards set for human consumption. Mot supplement brands use store grade raw materials. Minimally meeting human standards means there is a lot of room for micro bacterial impurities, cross contamination with other raw materials, and some tolerance for heavy metals. Ingredients can fall within 80% of label claim and still meet requirements as set out for human consumption.
  • Pharmaceutical-Grade are raw material grade used by health care professionals and suitable for use in medicine and clinical settings. Low-grade raw materials would never be used in a hospital setting with patients or burn victims that have compromised immune systems. There is too much on the line to hope the product does not have a high level of micro bacterial agents or the actual actives that they were prescribing their patients.

Therefore, you should not settle for anything less than pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements. With this grade of ingredients, you are assured that you are getting your money’s worth. Power Nutrition only carries pharmaceutical-grade Magnum supplements because of the proven health benefits.

Admittedly, most pharmaceutical-grade supplements can cost a little more than regular ones. However, the price difference is not that much and is undoubtedly worth every cent. Which would you prefer: a less expensive supplement which is not properly absorbed, or a slightly more expensive one which is metabolized and used more efficiently? So, the next time you purchase a supplement, look for pharmaceutical-grade quality to protect yourself and your family from harmful substances. You will never regret your decision.

The Magnum Supplement Difference

Magnum only formulates its Magnum supplements by using 100% Pharmaceutical-Grade raw materials to ensure the best possible results from our line of products. All Magnum supplements raw materials are sourced from Pharmaceutical-Grade raw material suppliers. Once sourced and sampled, the whole order arrives at the manufacturing facility where it is retested for impurities. If the ingredients clear this hurdle they are cataloged to be the correct raw material and are 99% or higher in purity (no cross contamination with other raw materials) and placed into a quarantine area.

No nutrient can leave the quarantine area for supplement production until it is first identified. The laboratory processes for identifying nutrients are published in monographs such as the United States Pharmacopeia. For each raw material tested, the process must be documented and cataloged.

Numerous analytical procedures are utilized for identifying raw materials, such as atomic-absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, fourier transform infrared spectrophotometry, near-infrared capillary spectrophotometry, UV-visible spectrophotometry, capillary electrophoresis, gas chromatography, high-pressure liquid chromatography and inductive coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

Pharmaceutical-made raw materials are also tested for microbial contamination by placing samples into agar plates with growth media for various organisms such as E. coli and salmonella. If an herb or amino is placed in an agar plate with growth media, and salmonella grows, this indicates that the raw material is contaminated. If raw materials pass the various laboratory tests, they can be released from quarantine and transferred to a holding area for use in supplement manufacturing.

These steps in Magnum’s manufacturing process are what guarantee your safety as well as the best results you can possibly achieve with nutritional supplements. Magnum’s pharmaceutical-grade promise GUARANTEES the utmost purity, bioavailability, dissolution and absorption of vitamins in ALL their products.

Shop Power Nutrition for Magnum Supplements

If you want 100% pharmaceutical-grade supplements, order online at Power Nutrition. We carry Magnum supplements because we absolutely trust the quality of their products, and we know you will see a difference in your fitness performance.